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Introduction to Chinese Genealogy – Matthew Tyler (5 Nov 2019)

Summary:

Matthew Tyler shares his experiences of researching genealogy in China and shares resources on how to conduct Chinese research.

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Links:
Simple dictionary:
http://www.mdbg.net/

Extensive dictionary:
http://www.zdic.net/

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Chinese_Genealogical_Word_List

http://villagedb.friendsofroots.org

The Chinese in California archive
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/chineseinca/
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
ccamuseum.org/
Chinese Historical Society of America
chsa.org/
Contributions to the Transcontinental Railway
cprr.org/
Museum of Chinese in America
mocanyc.org/
National Archives and Records Administration
http://archives.gov/research/chinese-americans/guide
Introduction to the Chinese Exclusion Act Files
paperson.com/history.htm

Sites of interest are frequently updated
http://siyigenealogy.proboards.com
A Guide to Reading Engravings on Chinese Tombstones

http://villagedb.friendsofroots.org/about.html
http://siyigenealogy.proboards.com/thread/2264/village-db-maps

zdic.net
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Chinese_Research_Helps
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Genealogy_Research_Groups
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_to_Genealogy_-_Beginners_First_Step

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/China_Genealogy

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BYU Library Catalog

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Ancestry.com

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Find My Past

Find My Past
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Saints by Sea

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The Family History Guide

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County Histories

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Fold3.com

Fold3
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WorldVitalRecords.com

Sanborn Maps
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HistoryGeo

HistoryGeo
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Gateway to North America

Gateway to North America
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