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Seattle Gee How Oak Tin Family Association

Gee How Oak Tin Family Association building, Seattle (photographed 2007).

Generally, a family association is an organization formed by people who share a common ancestor or surname. They join together for a variety of purposes including exchanging genealogical information, sharing current news about family members, having reunions, and promoting family pride.

Some family associations strive to collect information about people with their surname all over the world, while others consist of a relatively small family group in a specific geographic area. Some groups put a lot of effort into family research while others prefer to concentrate more on family reunions and current family news.

Family associations often figure prominently amont the Overseas Chinese. Family association buildings are often prominent features of Chinatowns.

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Family association. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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