Conversation with John Jung, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach and author of Southern Fried Rice: Life in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South, and other books which depict the lives of Chinese American immigrants and their families.
Prof. Jung began by introducing his Scoop.it web sites.
He uses Scoop.it as a way of curating and sharing his collection of online resources on contemporary and historical issues of Chinese Americans. He comments and provides descriptions of each source. Each source is tagged with search terms and can be filtered and searched by them. He has “scooped” some major sources of genealogy such as FamilySearch.com, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest.com, which proved helpful in his search for information about his relatives.
One recommended resource, Newspapers.com, contains digitized U.S. newspapers (of small towns as well as large cities) from the 1700s - 2000s. This database was especially helpful in his research of Chinese in Macon, GA. When he and his family lived there they were the only Chinese in the city. Through newspaper articles he found that 20-25 Chinese had lived in Macon many years before his family moved there. [Newspapers.com is available by subscription, but offers a 7 day free trial.]