May Yan resides in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies with focus in Chinese History and Language from the University of British Columbia. As a writer, she has co-authored the anthology "Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian Aboriginal Potluck" by CCHSBC - Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia before writing the “Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy”.
May has been offering Chinese Genealogy research workshops since 2011. Her own family heritage has been traced back 30 generations. She can be contacted at myan [at] graam.ca for any genealogy related projects or questions.
In 2008, May Yan contributed to the article "Dimensions of Responsive Multicultural Library Services at the University of British Columbia: Successes and Challenges" - A conference paper for the IFLA satellite meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada August 5-7, 2008. She has been involved in the Vancouver Public Library Chinese Genealogy project and also served as a CCHSBC board member during 2008 & 2009.
Her consultation as Chinese genealogy researcher and participation in the television program "Ancestors in the Attic" (The Chinese Connection episode) led to extensive and successful research both locally and overseas.