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Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco


We offer you an opportunity to search for the roots that link you to the past and place you in the present... to journey back to ancestral beginnings, to the land and into the lives of the individuals who created your heritage and influenced you at this point in your life.

The In Search of Roots Program involves a yearlong commitment on researching one’s Chinese American family history and genealogy. After exploring their Chinese roots in America, participants will explore their roots in China through visiting their maternal or paternal ancestral villages in the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong Province. The program culminates in a Chinese New Year exhibition of the interns’ research at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco, where participants share what they have learned with family, friends, and community.

The Chinese Culture Center Foundation of San Francisco, Chinese Historical Society of America and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China are sponsors of the In Search of Roots program.