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MooseRoots | A Genealogy Research Engine

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MooseRoots combines historical records with supporting information (names origin, place demographics, etc) to provide unique insights into your family's past
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Never mind the name, MooseRoots, this site gives you access to several useful public domain archives including census, immigration, birth, death, marriage, divorce records.  Not specific to Chinese, but one way to narrow down the yield for early immigrants is to enter CHINA in the box for birthplace.  It is not perfect, but helpful (you also get caucasians who were born in China, for example).  Caveat: although some people complain that these records invade their privacy and put them at risk for identity theft, note that MooseRoots is the the creator of these databases.  They already exist online or in archives and court records.

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Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records at Ancestry.com

Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
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 It is comprehensive and worthwhile if you are seriously involved with genealogical searching.

It is a  paid site but it does offer a free 14 day trial. (They give you no hassles if you want to terminate during the free period)  

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Chinese-Canadian Genealogy - Basics

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Although designed for Chinese Canadian genealogy, this outstanding site from the Vancouver, B. C. library is quite applicable for Chinese American roots,  Be sure to examine all the pages which provide additional details and links to other resources.

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RootsWeb.com Home Page

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.
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Resources and guides related to use of Ancestry.com  

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Getting the Most Out of Heritage Quest

Here are the slides and screenshots that accompany my presentation on how to use Heritage Quest for genealogical research.
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An excellent slide presentation guide created by a reference librarian for using Heritage Quest (HQ), a useful resource for historical and genealogical research using the U. S. Census.  If your local library subscribes to HQ, you should be able to access it from your home computer via the Internet. It is a good alternative to the better known Ancestry.com database.

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