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2017 Program

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Roots Searching: The experts weigh in

Want to Trace your Hakka Ancestry, but don’t speak/read Chinese?

Introducing My China Roots’ Online Roots Quest, a DIY Research Tool for the Chinese diaspora, as well as Friends of Roots, a California-based group which connects overseas Chinese with their Guangdong Province villages.

This talk will include the efforts by pioneering Chinese genealogy start-up company, My China Roots, to develop an online tool for overseas Chinese, helping them research their family history and explore the stories behind their ancestors, without needing to speak or read Chinese. Clotilde Yap will demonstrate the tool which will be the first of its kind to provide an engaging and accessible roadmap on an international level, in a bid to map and connect the Chinese diaspora worldwide.  My China Roots has been helping overseas Chinese to reconnect with their roots since 2012, by helping them trace their ancestry, put their roots into context, and travel to their ancestral villages. 

Also Robert Hew, Vice President of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica, and Clotilde Yap during this session actually will assist you in your search for your family and will share the best resources that you, as an amateur, should use.


Later Event: August 6
Hakka Cuisine