Marisa Louie Lee

Immigration Arrival Investigation Case File for KWAN Shee (20747/10-10). Record Group 85, National Archives at San Francisco

Genealogical & Historical Research

I'm eager to connect people with historical records that matter to them. I specialize in working with records relating to 20th century immigration and naturalization history, Asian American history, and records created by the federal government. I'm available for workshops and presentations on how to research your Asian American family and how to use federal records for genealogical research.

Questions? Don't hesitate to drop me a line.

RESOURCES

Crosswalk between records available at the Hawaii State Archives and digitized indexes on FamilySearch for Chinese immigration research (PDF) - I'm working on converting this into a webpage, but you're welcome to use this PDF for now. Many thanks to Cindy Thomson for creating the waypoint markers for FamilySearch.

ARTICLES

"Family History With Young Kids... While Sheltering in Place", California Genealogical Society blog, June 9, 2020.

"The A-Files: A Rich Source of Information", California Genealogical Society blog, May 20, 2020.

MEDIA

"Your Family Is Her Business" by Janice Lee. shades Magazine, May 5, 2020.

"Finding Asian American Family Histories: Genealogist Marisa Louie Lee" by Darryl Mori. Discover Nikkei, July 17, 2017.

EVENTS

Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11 AM - Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon, "20th Century Immigration and Naturalization Records"

PAST EVENTS (2020-2021)

April 13, 2021 - Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles with the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California, "Family Ties: Adventures in Finding My Family Stories" panelist (recording)

March 20, 2021 - Chinese Family History Group of Southern California, "Who is Shee 氏 ? U.S. History and Chinese American Women"

December 12, 2020 - Japanese American National Museum with the Nikkei Genealogical Society, "Family History for All Ages"

September 26, 2020 - Chinese Family History Group of Southern California, "Chinese Immigration Records in Australia, Canada, and The Kingdom of Hawaii"

September 13, 2020 - San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society, "20th Century Immigration and Naturalization Records"

May 30, 2020 - California Genealogical Society, "20th Century Immigration and Naturalization Records"

July 9, 2020 - Special guest for the Densho Digital Genealogy Series session on U.S. immigration records

January 2020 - Instructor for the "Chinese Genealogy" Course, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy