When I was young, I found my father's Chinese Immigration certificate in his desk. I was confused: I knew he was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, but the document said Department of Immigration and Colonization. Was he an immigrant? Why was he an immigrant? For pity's sake, my grandfather was born in Vancouver too. If… Continue reading Do you have a Chinese Immigration certificate?
Come with me as I look at the exact wording of the disenfranchising laws for the Chinese from 1872-1948, including 16 links to finding original Acts and legislation in Canada.
My collection of a dozen posts and stories for Remembrance Day
In this post, I review the book "In search of your Asian Roots" by SJ Chao and ask: what genealogy problems can this book help solve?
In this post I explore the Chinese name "Ah" and discuss the implications for genealogy.
19+2 directories for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Siam, the Straits Settlements, the Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, the Phillipines and other 19th century destinations
Don't miss the free webinar by Trish Hackett Nicola on Chinese Exclusion Act Case files. Register by Monday, Sep 14.
This is a post about the various cemeteries serving historic New Westminster, including the ones under the high school, and those used by hospitals and prisons: Essondale, Woodlands, BC Pen, Oakalla.
Announcing the winner of the Past Presence August contest: an AncestryDNA kit!
In this blog, I explore the finding aids for Chinese Immigration Act Case files at Library and Archives Canada