Hi there, and welcome to my site. I’m obsessed by genealogy. I love connecting people’s families together, and I build family trees for fun. Along the way, I’ve learned little known facts about a wide variety of topics – history, law, politics, geography, religion, culture, sociology, and many 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?
I’ve recently learned how to build basic websites too, and it occurred to me that a website would be a great way to collect and store some of the resources I’ve found, and also meet and help 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.
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.