May 09 2019
FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop

FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop

Presented by FamilySearch Center at FamilySearch Center

FamilySearch is hosting a free Chinese Genealogy workshop with keynote speaker Ava Chin, who is an award-winning author, New York Times columnist, lecturer, and professor, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike and to celebrate the Chinese railroad workers and their descendants.

Discover how to use the largest collection of Chinese family history records to connect to Chinese ancestors with FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical organization.

One-on-one, hands-on help available.


Thursday May 9th 2019

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Welcome by FamilySearch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Keynote with Ava Chin

Being a descendant of a Chinese Railroad worker

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – Workshop with Henry Tom

Best practices for overseas Chinese research

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm – Workshop with Amy Chin

Sources to use for Chinese American research

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Demonstration – Scanning of Chinese Jiapu

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Workshop with Dr. Mel Thatcher / Lena Stout

Using the resources of FamilySearch

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Tour of the Family History Library

Admission Info

This event is free but registration is required as seating is limited. Register here:

Dates & Times

2019/05/09 - 2019/05/09

Location Info

FamilySearch Center

35 N. West Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Parking Info

Public Parking