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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.


Before you start interviewing family members and researching at the library or on the Internet, it is useful to learn about principles and methods used by genealogists.

In This Section:

Get Organized
Ideas for organizing your research project.

Use Genealogy Charts
An introduction to standard genealogical charts and how to use them.

Start Your Research
Getting to work on your genealogical research . . . and things to keep in mind along the way.

Put It All Together
Resources for the next stage of your genealogy project.

Additional Resources


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.