March 2021 Meeting: Angel Island

Angel Island
Presenter: Grant Din
Saturday, March 27, 2021   10:30am - 12:00 pm, via Zoom
Social hour 10-10:30 am, via Zoom

While people who have heard about Angel Island might know about the Chinese poetry carved on its walls, what is less known is that over half a million immigrants from eighty countries were processed by officials on the island, and genealogical resources are still available to researchers.

Learn from examples of Chinese, Japanese, Jewish (from Austria), Korean, Russian, Filipino , and South Asian immigrants, and find out about the National Archives and other resource that might be available for your research.  

Grant Din has been working with Bay Area nonprofit organizations for over thirty years and has conducted genealogical research for even longer.  He was on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and currently volunteers there.  All four of his grandparents spent time on Angel Island.  Grant’s interest in genealogy started when he was a youth.  He is in the 36th generation of the Gong family.  He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and has travelled throughout the US, China and Japan for his research. He and his family life in Oakland. 

This meeting will be held remotely via the Zoom web conferencing system. Several days before the date of the meeting, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to SMCGS eNews subscribers (both members and non-members) and will also be posted in the Members Only section of this website.

This event is free and all are welcome. For more information about our monthly meetings, click here.