ONLINE WORKSHOP: Discover Your Japanese American Roots with Chester Hashizume

Selected date

Saturday April 25

Selected time

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM


Session 1: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Session 2: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Session 3: Saturday, May 9, 2020

All three sessions are 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

A comprehensive introductory workshop covering genealogy basics such as identifying your ancestral Japanese hometown, obtaining and utilizing family documents, and determining the meaning behind surnames and family crests—all the tools you need to discover your roots.

This workshop will be presented online only in three sessions using the Zoom video conferencing platform. You will be able to access it using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device using PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android operating systems. You will need to download a desktop client or mobile app prior to the session. Participants will be emailed instructions for access, as well as materials to be used for the sessions, so please make sure to check the email address that you provide when registering. Please email if you do not receive the information or if you have any additional questions.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Digital materials included. RSVP early, 100 students max.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, we will make recordings available for a limited time for those who register only. Information on how to access the videos will be emailed to workshop registrants.

This workshop is now full. If you are interested in future workshops, please follow us on social media @jamuseum!

Current JANM Members: Please register or sign in to receive your member discounts. Discounted prices will automatically appear after you add items to the shopping cart.