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
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
Catch me LIVE on CBC Radio, July 1st
My article in the Sing Tao Daily is published. I can't read it in Chinese but I have tools I'll share with you, plus a personal memory of the Sing Tao.
If you asked, What's a census schedule? you've come to the right place. In this post I'll review all the Canadian censuses for schedules, provide info on which ones are available, and give you an example of how to find schedules in the 1871 and 1901 censuses.
Documents only tell a part of the story. Here's how I put them together.