View the CHSA recorded American Chinese Restaurants program

If you missed the CHSA American Chinese Restaurants! program live, the recording is now available! Click here to watch!

Please support CHSA and your local Chinatowns. Please send local resources to CHSA so we can add them to our resources toolkit.

We hope you can join CHSA for our next program, Ching Ling Foo: America’s First Chinese Superstar! Sat, March 20, 2021 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp First

Thank you for your interest in the virtual First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp. This virtual ceremony will be carried on the Postal Service’s social media channels, Facebook and Twitter. The USPS video is longer available.

Do click on the start triangle to view a video about Chien-Shiung Wu video below.

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was a Chinese immigrant who became a nuclear physicist in an almost entirely male-dominated field in the 1950s. She worked with Oppenheimer and Fermi on the Manhattan Project, helping develop the method for separating nonfissionable uranium 238 from fissionable U-235—the bomb’s key fuel. Her experiment on the non-conservation of parity disproved a fundamental law of physics that had been considered incontrovertible for 30 years. The male theoretical physicists she worked with were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, but she did not get the award this time, nor for earlier work on Beta decay that was also considered Nobel-worthy. She was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie. She’s one of only two individuals being honored with stamps this year, and in a year that the USPS is honoring Asian-American achievement. The art for her stamp was done by Asian-American painter Kam Mak.

Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 2:00pm Eastern
    • 1:00pm Central
    • 12:00pm Mountain
    • 11:00am Pacific
    • 7:00pm GMT

Registration https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4564025900074699023

The Chinese Exclusion Act, in effect from 1882-1943, made it difficult for Chinese to immigrate to America but also created a myriad of documents, many stored in the National Archives, which help genealogists. Researchers often have to determine if family names are “real” or “paper” because of what people had to do to overcome discriminatory laws. The workshop will provide an introduction to these and many other resources, and offer suggestions on other available documents and organizations.

Presenter: Grant Din

Grant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant’s interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he’s also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

Send Comments Now: Blue & Gold Fleet Request to Permanently Stop Ferry Service (SF-Angel Island & SF-Tiburon) PUC is scheduled to make their decision soon

Urgent share with your friend, family, and other contacts and ask them to email or write. I called the number below and the representative is not picking up messages. Send emails or write comments.

To write a public opinion (see below instructions), email ( public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov), or call the CA PUC (telephone at 1-866-849-8390) to not allow Blue and Gold Fleet to stop their ferry service between San Francisco and Angel Island.  If this ferry service is allowed to stop service, visitors will only be able to get to Angel Island from Tiburon, which means  added cost and time to get to Tiburon.  As a senior citizen this has a negative impact and makes Angel Island less accessible.  

Please note there are two Proceeding Numbers –

San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry 2009004 

San Francisco – Tiburon Ferry 2009005

Please read the following directions first. If I knew how to make submitting public comments easier, I would have. This is my fifth attempt.

Sorry, you need to remember 200, 900, and 4 to make public comments about San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry Service

Click the blue Click here to write your public comment online button below

After Proceeding Number Search enter 2009004

Click the Search button

Click on the left A2009004 ACTIVE

Click on the upper right tab Public Comments

To make a public comment about San Francisco – Angel Island State Park Ferry Service

Sorry, you need to remember 200, 900, and 5 to make a public comment about San Francisco – Tiburon Ferry Service

Follow the above directions.

Click the button below to write your public comment online.

Email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Phone: 1-866-849-8390

Mail: CPUC Transportation Licensing and Analysis Branch, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Public comments should be made immediately, because I understand these two proposals will be reviewed by the CPUC this coming week.

Updated: 12/10/2020 The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing the matter has not issued a scoping memo setting the timeline for the application.  The ALJ required Blue and Gold to post public notice at their docks for 30 days and the 30 days has only just started.  The PUC will write instructions about what your options are to submit comments and ways to participate,

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation December 2020 E-News

It has come to our attention that the Blue and Gold Fleet has submitted a request to permanently stop their ferry service between San Francisco and Angel Island as well as between San Francisco and Tiburon. This would mean that the only way to get to Angel Island would be to drive to Tiburon and take the Angel Island Ferry. At AIISF, we are concerned that without any direct ferry service from San Francisco to Angel Island, visitation to the island (when it is safe to do so) will drop dramatically and will negatively impact preservation and education efforts. It is estimated that half the visitors who go to Angel Island have taken the Blue and Gold Ferry. The CA Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to make their decision in the coming week.


If you would like to submit a public comment to CA Public Utilities Commission about this, you can do so at:

Click the button below to write your public comment online.

Please note there are two Proceeding Numbers –  A2009004 and A2009005. Do not include spaces or hyphens.

Email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov

Phone: 1-866-849-8390

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Mail: CPUC Transportation Licensing and Analysis Branch, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

Please reference Application A.20-09-004 and A.20-09-005 in your communication.

Thank you

Discover Your Story at RootsTech Connect – Free Registration

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Join the world’s largest family celebration for free to unlock your family’s history and learn how to preserve the stories of your life.

25 – 27 FEBRUARY, 2021

Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience

For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.

Celebrity Keynote Speakers

Keynotes are a huge part of RootsTech events. They deliver messages of inspiration and hope. Stay tuned for the full lineup of keynote speakers to be announced soon.

Virtual Marketplace

The virtual Marketplace will be the perfect place to see the latest innovations, interact with companies from around the world, and find answers and resources to aid you in your work. Plus, get real-time help via video or live chat!

Cultural Activities

Celebrate the world’s cultures with activities such as homeland cooking demonstrations, yoga, and music from around the world. These experiences will be available throughout the online event and on demand.

Connect with Family from Anywhere

Finding cousins and interacting with other attendees is an important part of the RootsTech model. Enjoy exclusive opportunities to chat with other attendees through various messaging boards, social media interactions, and video chats.