The story of Dorothy Gibson and her life as a journeyman printer, living through WWII and the Great Depression
In this post I explore one Chinese Exclusion Act Case file to bring you the story of Aileen Cumyow, a Canadian Chinese woman who aspired to be an actress in the 20s and 30s.
For Womens History Month, I look at the hidden story of Lily's time in WWII.
What's available for Chinese genealogy on Ancestry? I look at the records and show you how to navigate them.
In this post, I show you how to use the card catalog to find the case files for Japanese Canadian genealogy.
I tell you about the Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property - what it was, who was in it, where the docs are, and how to navigate thousands of records.
I spend a week at my first ever intensive genealogy conference and live to tell the tale.
January is heating up with events! Genealogy planning - Genealogy with a Canadian Twist, 9 January, 8:00-9:00 pm EST (Webinar) On Thursday, January 9th, I participated in my first-ever webinar hosted by Kathryn Lake Hogan, with panellists Lianne Krüger, Christine Woodcock, and Kaye-Prince Hollenberg. The topic was genealogy planning: what's on your To Do list,… Continue reading What’s on in January
I look at my top 10 best read blog posts and reflect on what made them the best.
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