History and Pioneers
The history of the Chinese community in Canada dates back to the late 18th century. An understanding of this history helps place individual genealogical research in a broader context, and explains some of the unique challenges facing those attempting to research their Chinese-Canadian roots.
Milestones in Chinese-Canadian History
A chronology of Chinese-Canadian history, highlighting specific events that have affected the history of Chinese families in Canada.
Migration and Settlement
Information about historical Chinese demographics and settlement patterns in Canada.
Chinese-Canadian Pioneer Stories
Links to accounts of the lives of several early Chinese-Canadian families.
Descriptions and links to additional information about projects through which the Chinese-Canadian community is beginning to reclaim its heritage. Some initiatives include genealogical components.
For more information on this topic, see Chinese-Canadian History, a subject guide prepared by staff at the Vancouver Public Library. Includes suggested catalogue searches, recommended books, websites and electronic resources.