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Chinese-American Genealogy

Historically, there has been a considerable amount of Chinese transmigration between the U.S. and Canada. It is possible that your ancestors spent some time in the U.S. or that a branch of your family settled there. This section provides basic information on Chinese-American history and genealogical resources.

Chinese-American History
This brief overview of Chinese-American history provides a context for U.S. genealogical research.

Documents and Records for Chinese-American Genealogy
Information about resources for Chinese-American genealogical research at the Vancouver Public Library, National Archives and Records Administration, and on the Internet.

Books for Chinese-American Genealogy and History
An list of useful books for Chinese-American historical and genealogical research.

Websites for Chinese-American Genealogy and History
Links to a wide range of websites related to Chinese-American heritage.

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