See the highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony in Northwest Asian Weekly
Golden Spike Conference, May 8 to 11, 2019, Marriott-City Creek Hotel, 75 South West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, sponsored by CRWDA, Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association
“Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain” View the Video on the KVIE (PBS) WEBSITE (26:56 minutes) Celebrate the hard work, courage, and determination of the Chinese pioneers who helped build California. Visit historic Chinese temples, Gold Rush sites, and the levies the Chinese built.
The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad
Edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Recovering an erased history: The Chinese railroad workers who helped connect the country
The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project will capture, preserve and aggregate the names of those Chinese Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces—Army, Army Air Corps, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine—and create the only database of its kind of the achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans during the Second World War. The perpetuation of their legacy enriches the history of this country.
If you have stories, documents, or other materials about the Chinese Americans in WWII, contact Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project https://www.caww2.org/preservation to help preserve these memories.
See the website for registration instructions and contact information.
Seattle Times video: ‘It’s like reading someone’s life’: Seattle Chinese Exclusion Act files
(Click on the arrow in the blue box on the bottom left to see the video.)
(Magnuson Act of 1943)
PLACE: Wing Luke Museum, 陸榮昌亞洲博物館
719 S. King St. Seattle, Washington
FREE : Open to the Public
11:00—11:30 am Ceremony of Commemoration 紀念儀式
11:30—noon Light snacks 簡易點心
Noon—2:00 pm Stories from the past 來自過去的故事
On December 17, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, also known as the Magnuson Act. The Magnuson Act of 1943 was proposed by Senator Warren G. Magnuson when he was a member of the House of Representatives WA-1. Join us in commemorating the Repeal of the discriminatory Chinese Exclusion Act.
Thank you to our COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Cathay Post #186, China Club of Seattle, Chinese American Forum, CISC, CIE Seattle, Ho Nam Luke Family Association, The Jade Guild, Kin On, Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness, OCA Greater Seattle, Seattle Chong Wa Benevolent Association, Seattle Lee Family Association, Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association, Society of Chinese American Aerospace Association
[05/17/2013 article on the website for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at https://www.uscis.gov.%5D
Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland CA 94607
A unique opportunity for those of Chinese descent
Enjoy a day with the experts!
Learn the basics of Chinese American genealogy and how to build your family tree.
Keynote speaker: FELICIA LOWE
The Bay Area filmmaker discusses the Chinese American experience and shows excerpts from her movie “Chinese Couplets,” about uncovering her mother’s hidden past.
GRANT DIN: “The Importance of Family Stories”
MARISA LOUIE LEE: “Chinese Exclusion Records at the National Archives”
JOHN WONG: “A Pilgrimage to Your Ancestral Village”
General Admission $60: California Genealogical Society Members $40
Door prizes: a DNA test kit, subscriptions to Ancestry.com, Fold3.com and more.
Lunch from Peony Restaurant included
Registration and details: https://tinyurl.com/yaw549p2
Go to CaliforniaAncestors.org for more information.
California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031