It's Asian History Month and Asian genealogy has never been hotter. In this post I celebrate connecting to elders, gathering stories, courses I've taken, and courses that are coming.
Thanks to readers who recommended it, I picked up a copy of The Diary of Dukesang Wong at my favourite local book store, McNally Robinson. It's a slim volume and an easy read - no more than 115 pages not including bibliography. It is the only first-person account of the life of a Chinese railway… Continue reading The families of old Canada: Dukesang Wong, Chue Ah Louie and Yip Sang
I had a hoot on Facebook Live this morning, announcing the winners of my book giveaway contest. For anyone who may have missed it, or would like to see it again, here is the video and the transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPvqmHWJ9jU Transcript About me. I'm Linda, I am a genealogist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I want… Continue reading And the winners are…
Enter the contest to win a free copy of my new book, and JOIN ME on Facebook LIVE @pastpresenceCanada when I'll tell some stories, thank everyone who's helped promote the contest, and choose the winners. This is going to be fun!
Big news: the brand new, all Canadian, virtual genealogy institute. Course 1: Immigration to Canada, coming July 18-23, 2021. Now open for registration.
My podcast interview on Research Like a Pro, with hosts Nicole Dyer and Diana Elder, released March 1, 2021.
It's been two weeks since I released my new e-book Getting started in Chinese genealogy: a family historian's step by step guide (even if you don't speak or read Chinese). In this post I'd like to share some feedback, an awesome video, and give you the chance to win a free copy of your own.… Continue reading My new book: Getting started in Chinese genealogy
Linda tries a few phrases in Chinese, and announces the release of her new book, "Getting started in Chinese genealogy"
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.