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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.

Additional Resources

The Vancouver Public Library owns a broad selection of handbooks that introduce genealogy and address basic questions about research strategies and techniques. While many items are oriented towards British and American research interests, these books often include a great deal of useful general information for beginners in genealogical research.

Click on the link below to connect directly to the Library Catalogue and see the wide range of titles available:

Subject: Genealogy

Recommended titles include:

Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy, 2nd ed. (2010)
Yan, May
Ref. 929.351 Y21r

Tracing Your Family History (2007)
Colwell, Stella
929.1 C72t1

Unpuzzling Your Past: The Best-Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy (2010)
Croom, Emily Anne
929.1 C94u3

The Internet also provides good introductory information for beginning genealogists. Check the following:

How to Begin (Library and Archives Canada)
A good introduction to the basic steps involved in genealogical research.

Getting Started with Your Family History
A web resource created by the genealogy arm of the LDS church, a major supporter of family history research.