CFHGSC Webinar: “Who is Shee 氏 ?”

Starts: March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am
Ends: March 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

Location:  Online (Zoom)
Admission:  Free

In observance of Women’s History Month, the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California (CFHGSC) is proud to present its next webinar, “Who is Shee 氏 ?

Zack Wilske will discuss the history of US immigration laws and its impact on Chinese American women, focusing on marriage and citizenship regarding the derivation of nationality, expatriation, marriage, and repatriation.

Marisa Louie Lee will join the conversation with a personal story of her great grandmother, Ng Shee, who was born in Fresno, California in 1887, and how these laws affected her family.

About the Presenters:

Marisa Louie Lee – 雷妙玲  is a freelance archival researcher who first encountered historical archives while discovering her own family’s roots in the United States. She has worked for the National Archives at San Francisco and the Chinese Historical Society of America. Marisa occasionally presents workshops and talks on archival research for family history and is a proud alumna of the “Friends of Roots” program. She and her family live in San Francisco.


Zack Wilske is the Senior Historian for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. His research interests include the history of the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), the development of federal immigration and nationality policies, and the uses of INS records for historians and genealogists. Zack speaks regularly at genealogy and academic meetings. He has published articles on researching with INS records, and has served as President of the Society for History in Federal Government.

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