Clayton Genealogical Library Presents a free webinar with Jeanie Low : “Chinese American Family Research”  Friday, May 13th 2 PM (CT) 12:00 PM (PST)

Join‌ special guest speaker Jeanie‌ ‌Low, ‌genealogist‌ ‌and‌ ‌author of China‌ ‌Connection‌: Finding‌ ‌Ancestral‌ ‌Roots‌ ‌for‌ ‌Chinese‌ ‌in‌ ‌America, ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌overview‌ ‌of‌ ‌Chinese‌ ‌American‌ ‌genealogy‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌Gold‌ ‌Rush‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌present,‌ ‌as‌ ‌she‌ ‌shares‌ ‌sample‌ ‌records,‌ ‌gravestone‌ ‌translations‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌visit‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌ancestral‌ ‌home.‌  

People can register at the following link. No library card is required.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Updates

On Saturday, April 23@10:00 a.m. PDT, we are honored to host Ambassador Elena Wachong (Costa Rica), who will provide a talk focused on the global barriers to finding Chinese diaspora family roots for non-Chinese speakers.  Ambassador Wachong will be joined by discussant, Dr. Lai Sai Acon (University of Costa Rica).  Dr. Judith Rubenstein (Granite Hills Press) will offer a special introduction, and Dr. Bob Stein will moderate.  Please register to attend@

On Saturday, May 7@10 a.m. PDT, we are excited to welcome Tiffany Chin, two-time bronze medalist at the World Figure Skating Championship.  Tiffany will be accompanied by San Diego City Council Director of Communications, Chris Chan, who will moderate the conversation. 

Please register to attend@ 

On Saturday, May 21@10:00 a.m. PDT, we will be pleased to welcome Dr. Yong Ming Li, a Licensed Physician and Acupuncturist, Herbalist, board-certified Pathologist and Dermatopathologist, who has been practicing, teaching and doing research on traditional Chinese medicine for more than 25 years.  In anticipation of the May 27th opening of our exhibition, ACUPUNCTURE – 50 YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES, Dr. Li will speak on the domestic history of the practice, recalling stories in relation to the effort to make this healing art legally supported in different states. 

You may register to attend @

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizationTax ID # 33-0179740


Iris Chang Park, 688-694 Epic Way, San Jose, CA

April 23, 20221:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CHCP invites you to visit Iris Chang Park to celebrate Earth Day and to honor Iris Chang. Iris Chang was a Chinese American journalist, author of historical books, and political activist. She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking, and in 2003, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History.  The 2.6-acre park near Montague Expressway and Seely Avenue was inaugurated in 2019 to honor Iris. The park’s six installations were very thoughtfully researched and beautifully created to carry on Iris’ messages.

Special guests at the event will be Iris’ parents. Ying Ying Chang, Iris’ mom, will speak briefly about Iris and give us a tour of the park.  Then we will clean and beautify the park to honor Iris, while also celebrating Earth Day, Women’s History Month, and AAPI month. Some yard/landscape maintenance tools will be available, but best if you could bring your own broom, greenery disposal bag, small clippers, sunhat, kneeling pads, gardening gloves, etc.

This is a free event with refreshments served after the clean-up session.

Please RSVP to CHCP Director Brenda Hee Wong at or 408-946-4015.

To learn more about Iris Chang: