Michael Ho is a 4th-generation Chinese American who has spent over 25 years researching his family roots. His ancestors immigrated from Zhongshan to Hawaii. Michael has made numerous trips to his ancestral villages in China, and assists other family history researchers to interpret both English and Chinese records.
Even if you don’t understand a word in Chinese or you weren't paying attention as a kid in Chinese school, you learned something during Michael's presentation, “It’s all Chinese to me!”?
1. Basic Introduction to the Chinese language.
2. Understanding Chinese surnames and given names.
3. Useful resources for reading place names, simple documents and gravestones.