Hi there, and welcome to my site. I’m obsessed by genealogy. I love connecting people’s families together. Along the way, I’ve learned little known facts about a wide variety of topics – history, law, politics, geography, religion, culture, sociology, and much more – and have collected resources along the way.
My primary genealogical research interest is the history of the Chinese in Canada, from roughly 1880 to 1967. I’ve been chasing this topic for over a decade, in libraries, in museums, by talking to people, and by hunting down unknown source material in secondhand bookstores. I have so many questions. Who were they? What are their stories? How did they find the strength to go on in such a hostile environment? What made them proud? How did they do it?
In 2017, it occurred to me that building a website would be the ideal place for collecting and sharing the resources I find, as well as meeting and helping anyone else out there who might be looking for similar information. In my Resources section, you’ll find the links to sites, pages, and articles I’ve found helpful. My focus is what’s available for free, and as noted above, focuses on the Canadian Chinese. Similarly, most of the books I list in both my Books – Chinese Canada and Books for Genealogists are available at the library.
Interested in doing your tree? Here’s what one client said:
My family engaged the services of Linda Yip to update our genealogy. It felt like an overwhelming task to see where our family tree had gone. Linda was able to start with the information we knew, and then fill in the missing pieces. She is detailed and methodical and very professional. Linda was able to find the information in great depth, within a short span of time. We really appreciated her assistance in assisting with this project.
I would highly recommend Linda for her services.
So thanks for visiting, and please feel free to use the comment section to ask questions. Who knows? Together, we might hold two pieces of the same puzzle.
And if you find a dead link, let me know.