I introduce you to professor Henry Yu, and share some of his work on Chinese Canadian history.
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
In March, 1945, a group of Chinese men travelled to London, England. It was the penultimate stop on their way to Poona, India. They had enlisted in the top-secret South East Asia Command (SEAC), known in India as "Force 136," and had completed basic training at Shilo, Manitoba. From Manitoba they boarded trains for the eastern… Continue reading Force 136 goes to London and takes some holiday snaps – a pictorial story of WWII
Ever wanted to blog a genealogy story of your own? Here are 11 tips to get you going.
I go on TV to talk about life as a genealogy blogger
My uncle's secret identity as a super spy
This is a story about a wild idea that led to a whole summer of genealogical discovery, meeting new people, and publishing my first magazine article. The idea behind "Genealogy - a Detective Story" Have you ever wondered what you could do with a brand new tree and a few clues to get you started?… Continue reading The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”
What if you were Chinese and coming home to Canada in 1921? You got a free stay in the Chinese Detention Shed, no exceptions.