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.
A story about voting, Canadian laws, and my grand-uncle Kew Dock Yip
What if you were Chinese and coming home to Canada in 1921? You got a free stay in the Chinese Detention Shed, no exceptions.
Curious about DNA kits? Me too. Here are my pros and cons.
Ah Vancouver! Fighting over real estate is nothing new.
BC looks at its racist past and decides to say sorry. Vancouver does too.
Everything you were afraid to ask about the federal laws concerning voting and immigration for the Chinese in Canada, in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
Voting. It's complicated. Canada has been reluctant to share her treasures, at least to its non-male, non-white peoples. Nearly 70 years ago, Canada's Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian people won the right to vote in Canada. It had been a long time coming. You may know the story of the Famous Five*, who fought for and won women's voting… Continue reading The right to be a Canadian: Irving Himel, K. Dock Yip, and The Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act