I can hardly remember now what it was like to travel without tech. A journal and a pen! Post restante mail! It's like the Dark Ages - listen up kids, let me tell you about the time I had to line up for my mail... For this trip I spent a lot of time and money choosing, buying,… Continue reading Travels in China – the tech
FAQs about the Heritage of Cantonese Migration Tour, 2019
If I had to pinpoint the most accessible cultural gift China has given the world, I would have to choose food. People who rarely meet Chinese people will tell me their favourite Chinese restaurant. They're trying to find common ground and food is the great common table at which we all partake. So let's talk… Continue reading Travels in China – the food
One of the more startling revelations from the trip was learning about the Overseas Chinese - that's us. We folk of Chinese origin, we whose ancestors migrated from Sze Yup/Wuyi, China from about 1850-1949, we who are Chinese-something, be it Chinese Canadian, Chinese Hawaiian, Chinese Malay, Chinese South African, Chinese Thai, Chinese Singaporean and about 100… Continue reading Travels in China – the Overseas Chinese
I introduce you to professor Henry Yu, and share some of his work on Chinese Canadian history.
I introduce you to one of the two experts on the tour, Dr. Selia Tan, and share some of her work.
Part 1 of my multipart series on travelling to Sze Yup, Guangdong, China to find my family roots.
A story about voting, Canadian laws, and my grand-uncle Kew Dock Yip
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
I thought you might enjoy the fantastic tips and advice on prairie local history I have received since posting Genealogy gold part 1. On prairie local histories From Beverley: ...they are a great resource and those of us who live on the Prairies have long used them. One caution, if your relatives did not submit… Continue reading Genealogy gold part 3: More tips on prairie local histories