Feb. 6 — Instructor Chester Hashizume leads a comprehensive workshop at the Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First Street, Little Tokyo, at 10 a.m. on covering genealogy basics such as getting started, identifying your ancestral Japanese home town, obtaining and utilizing family documents, and determining the meaning behind surnames and family crests–all the tools you need to discover your roots. This intensive session includes a one-hour break. $45 for National Museum members and $55 for non-members, includes materials and Museum admission.
From 11 a.m. Professor Paul Ong will teach participants how to document aspects of neighborhood change by using historic and contemporary photos they take themselves. $9 members; $14 for non-members. Please note that this workshop requires access to a digital camera.
For information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.