Gilbert Hom talked about the history of Chinese cemeteries in Los Angeles from the 1860's to the present, including the City Cemetery on Fort Moore Hill where early Chinese residents in Los Angeles were buried and later relocated. Later the Evergreen Cemetery and the Chinese Cemetery of Los Angeles, both in East Los Angeles became available for Chinese burials.
A list of Chinese cemeteries in San Francisco and Honolulu was distributed at the meeting.
Michael Ho discussed common Chinese religions and belief systems and Chinese American burial practices of sojourners versus settlers. He also talked about death records and obituaries. He introduced key Chinese characters often found on Chinese tombstones and how to translate them to English. True surnames and villages of paper sons and daughters may be found on Chinese tombstones. He demonstrated how to convert Chinese dates to the Western Calendar.