2019 Journeys into Chinese Australian Family History

This collection of papers was written by members of the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) group. Like my earlier Secrets, Silences and Sources, this book will draw on the skills and experiences of current members of CAFHOV to tell Chinese Australian family histories while revealing the sources and strategies behind creating them. This book is due to be launched by CAFHOV on 18 August 2019 at the Chinese Museum as part of National Family History Month.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction – Sophie Couchman
  • Family history and pioneering project in academia – Mei-fen Kuo

Part I: Family History Journeys

  • Harm Goong and Leung Mang Yee: Sally Keam
  • Finding Dong Low and our ancestral village: Alan To and Terry Young
  • Who is Chin Loong? A Chinese grandfather discovered: Mei-Ling and John Griffiths
  • Henry Lamson (Lim Son) of Cheshunt, King Valley: Wayne Brown
  • We are all connected…: Irene Poon

Part II: Journeys into the Archives

  • Working with Chinese language when you don’t speak Chinese; Sophie Couchman
  • Researching Chinese Australian ancestry in Hong Kong: Pauline Rule
  • How to use Certificates of Title to track down your family history: Brian Tseng
  • Understanding Sands & McDougall directories and local government rate books: Sophie Couchman and Barbara Nichol
  • Using DNA in your search for Chinese ancestors: Sally Keam
  • DNA for beginners: What’s in it for me?: Wayne Brown


Journeys Cover

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