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?
My secondary research interest can be summed up as the underdog. I’m fascinated by ordinary people who see a problem and fix it. The odds could be stacked against them, and yet they push through. The world is full of examples, even today.
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.
So thanks for visiting, and please use the comment section to say hello and let me know what you’re looking for. Who knows? Together, we might hold two pieces of the same puzzle. And if you find a dead link, let me know.