Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy – lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist

Linda Yip
May 9, 2024
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Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

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About the speaker

Linda Yip is an author, researcher, and storyteller who has been invited to speak at businesses and non-profits, colleges and historical societies in Canada and the United States. In 2023, she attended the Senate Commemoration of the Centenary of
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  1. RA
    Robin A Swattes
    2 months ago

    While I do not have any Chinese origins, Ms. Yip is an excellent speaker and enjoyed this webinar very much. I look forward to her next presentation! Thanks!

  2. SH
    Susan Hurley
    3 months ago

    What an awesome presentation and I learned so much!

  3. NJ
    Neville Jones
    3 months ago

    I am the Director of the NT Chinese Museum (Chung Wah Society) in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, and responsible for maintaining the family trees. On a few fortuitous occasions, I have been able to make family connections to US and Canadian records. Linda’s presentation has encouraged me to delve further into this research avenue.

  4. VC
    Vickie Cook
    3 months ago

    Ms Yip was so inciteful and gave me hope for my own research.

  5. DH
    Diane Henriks
    3 months ago

    Fantastic Presentation!

  6. MA
    Mary Apple
    3 months ago

    I thought I had an impossible problem to solve due to very little documentation. This webinar has given me hope.

  7. HM
    heather mackay
    3 months ago

    Excellent – very clear and well-structured presentation. Lots of transferrable strategies for: Other geographical locations – eg Chinese miners and market gardeners in Australia during/after 1850s gold rushes, impacted by consequences of legal and social practices in US and Canada; Other under-represented communities, whether indigenous to, or relocating into, regions being newly-colonised by European “settlers”. Heather M

  8. BA
    Bob Allebone
    3 months ago

    A wonderful speaker on a topic most of us know little about. It opened our eyes to the challenges of Chinese genealogy but gave us hope for limited success in identifying possible sources and a research strategy. Linda is very organized and develops the subject in a logical order. She is a pleasure to listen too. You should invite her back to develop aspects of her presentation in more detail.


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