441Re: CHINESE GENEALOGY
- Oct 7, 2002I will be out of the office until October 21/2002.
Brian W. Hutchison, Esq.
B.Comm., C.M.A., C.G., FSA(Scot)
Chairman and President
GENFIND Research Associates, Inc. (Head Office):
977 Ogilvie Boulevard N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6R 1J9
GEN-FIND Research Associates, Inc. (Calgary Office):
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2A 0Z6
On Fri, 4 Oct 2002 21:46:17
Carol Lee wrote:
>If your friend will go to www.familysearch.org, click Family History Library
>tab at the right top of the page and then Family History Catalog in the
>purple area of the next page, she will come to a search menu for the Family
>History Library Catalog. Click the Location bar and then enter "China".
>There are 121 categories listed. I suspect that some may be empty at the
>moment, but I went into some and there were sources in them. We were
>advised a while ago that there are more records in Salt Lake which have not,
>as yet been put in the catalog, but that anyone interested can phone the
>Family History Library and find someone who can tell them what those
>materials are. It probably means going through several people to find the
>right one. If your friend is interested, I will try to help her get to the
>There are also some interesting things that are coming from the LDS church.
>Some records are being extracted right now from private sources (old family
>records which have been discovered). Also, the Chinese government asked for
>help some time ago because they felt their records were deteriorating. A
>group from the Family History Library helped them get equipment to film
>their records and trained their people in how to do the filming. I believe
>that is now in progress. They have said they will make copies available to
>the Family History Library. As far as I know that hasn't happened yet, but
>it is something to look forward to in the near future.
>PAF 5 is also being made available in Chinese, if that makes a difference.
>By the way, I think it makes a difference whether your friend is searching
>for Hong Kong or for mainland China. The above information applies more or
>less to mainland China
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "william campbell" <wacampbell@...>
>To: "AFHS" <dist-gen@...>
>Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 7:39 PM
>Subject: CHINESE GENEALOGY
>> Hi Folks:
>> At last evening's AFHS presentation at the Public Library I was asked if
>> we could help a lady trying to do genealogy in China. I can find no
>> reference to any research sources to offer to her.
>> Anyone have any information to share?
>> William A. Campbell
>> Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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