Introducing My China Roots: A Database for Researching the Global Chinese Diaspora

Introducing My China Roots: 

A Database for Researching the Global Chinese Diaspora

Thursday September 29, 2022 
2pm-3:30pm on Zoom
Register at us for an interactive introduction to My China Roots, a new library resource available to the UC Berkeley community. Come learn about how you can access and use this new resource from Clotilde Yap, Global Collections Manager at My China Roots.

Designed for families researching their Chinese immigrant ancestors, the My China Roots database is a rich resource for anyone researching the Chinese diaspora. Its international collections cover Mainland China, Southeast Asia, North America and the Caribbean, and include genealogy clan books, immigration case file indexes, Chinese association membership records, Chinese business directories, Overseas Chinese cemetery records, and more!

For students, faculty and members of the public interested in:

  • Asian American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Chinese American history
  • Chinese immigration history
  • Culture and history of the global Chinese diaspora
  • Chinese kinship studies
  • Ancient China
  • Family history research
  • Cultural heritage preservation
**My China Roots can be accessed on the UC Berkeley campus by logging in with your UC Berkeley credentials on your own device (use eduroam for best results) or by using a public computer. For UC Berkeley users, off-campus access is available through the VPN only.**

In partnership with the UC Berkeley Libraries, Ethnic Studies Library, and C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

The event is finished.


Sep 29 2022


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm