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Steve Kwok

Steve Kwok is the current Chair for the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California; an affiliate of the Southern California Genealogical Society located in Burbank, California.

He volunteers at the University of California Irvine Medical Center as an ESL tutor. He also teaches basic and intermediate computers to their employees.

In addition, he volunteers for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation where he transcribes interviews of Angel Island detainees and chronicles their experiences for the Angel Island Immigrant Voices initiative.

He is the former president of the Southern California Chapter of Asians Coming Together (ACT), an Asian Caucus group at the Xerox Corporation. ACT provided a forum for educational and professional development for Asian employees within Xerox to improve advancement opportunities.

Steve retired from Xerox in 2003, where he was developing business strategies before he retired. Prior to this he managed product development, including one of the industry's first laser printer and the first kanji laser printer for Fuji Xerox in Japan, Hong Kong and China.

He received a BS degree from St. Mary's College of California and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

2016 Sessions with Steve Kwok

2G Creating an Interactive Family Tree using PowerPoint and Hyperlinks
Syllabus: 2016/2G_Interactive_PPT_For_OCFH_Fair_041616.pdf

Tutorial on using PowerPoint to build an "Interactive Family Tree" with the use of Hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are used to lead the viewer up and down the hierarchy of a family tree and across different family trees, for example, a paternal and maternal side. Learn why I used PowerPoint and not commercially available genealogy software.

4C Researching Chinese Genealogy for Paper Sons
Syllabus: 2016/4C_Researching_Chinese_Genealogy_for_Paper_Sons.pdf

A Paper Son is a term used for many Chinese immigrants coming to the United States after the passing of the Exclusion Act of 1882. These immigrants claim to be sons of citizens, but in fact were sons on paper only. They adopted the surname of the paper family. Given this, how do you research your true family roots? Learn about some of the paper trails created by the government to help you find your roots.



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