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.
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.
In this blog, I explore the finding aids for Chinese Immigration Act Case files at Library and Archives Canada
In this post, I learn how to type Chinese on a computer, and then find out the meanings of my family's names. Then I show you how I did it so you can do it too.
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.
Documents only tell a part of the story. Here's how I put them together.