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Chinese-Canadian Genealogy

Resources for Canadians of Chinese origin who wish to learn more about their personal connection to Chinese-Canadian history.


Once you have succeeded in tracing your family's history in Canada, you may be interested in exploring your roots in China.

Your Ancestral Home contains information on the geography of Chinese emigration to Canada and tips on tracking down your ancestral village. Genealogy in China has information about the strong genealogical tradition in China and where to look for records.

Genealogy Help from Guangzhou Library Genealogy Reference Centre


For those seeking genealogical records or information about families within the city of Guangzhou and Guangdong Province you can send your questions via email to Guangzhou Library Genealogy Reference Centre at:                                    

Telephone #: (020) 83839820

While Chinese is the preferred language you can submit questions in either English or Chinese. A representative from the Genealogy Reference Centre will confirm receipt of a query within 24 hours (although please be aware of the time difference). Depending on the volume of questions received, a response or referral may take up to 2 weeks.

When submitting a query, please provide as much information as possible: family names, known locations of residences and any known immigration information. The more detailed the information provided, the better the chances of successfully providing you with the information you seek.

Guangzhou Library Genealogy Reference Centre currently has a total of 8,000 volumes relating to genealogical research within the city of Guangzhou and Guangdong Province. The Genealogy Reference Centre was established with the aim of protecting rare genealogical volumes, preserving genealogical records, promoting the transmission of culture and enriching national culture and national spirit.



電話號碼: (020) 83839820

 家譜查詢中心的主要服務語言為中文,同時他們也接受英文查詢。收到您的查詢要求后, 家譜查詢中心的工作人員會於24小時內進行確認回復(請將廣州與溫哥華時差計算入內)。根據家譜查詢中心所收到的查詢數量的不同, 工作人員將於2周內給您的咨詢予以回復或提供相關參考資料。

有查詢需求的讀者請盡可能提供詳細的信息, 如:所查姓氏,家族所在地以及所知的遷移線索等等。盡可能詳細的信息將更有利於家譜查詢中心的工作人員查找到相應的資料。



The Vancouver Public Library acknowledges the participation of the Chinese-Canadian Historical Society of B.C. and members of Vancouver's Chinese-Canadian community. Many individuals have contributed time, knowledge and ideas. We particularly thank Loretta Chow, Ray Chow, Gordon Mark, Trev Sue-a-Quan, Ed Wickberg, Larry Wong, May Yan-Mountain, Gail Yip, and Eleanor Yuen for their enthusiasm and support.

The Vancouver Public Library Trust was generous in providing the financial support necessary to develop and launch the initial phase of this website.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Library and Archives Canada, whose contribution has allowed us to expand and develop the content of the Chinese-Canadian Genealogy Website.