One of the more startling revelations from the trip was learning about the Overseas Chinese - that's us. We folk of Chinese origin, we whose ancestors migrated from Sze Yup/Wuyi, China from about 1850-1949, we who are Chinese-something, be it Chinese Canadian, Chinese Hawaiian, Chinese Malay, Chinese South African, Chinese Thai, Chinese Singaporean and about 100… Continue reading Travels in China – the Overseas Chinese
I introduce you to one of the two experts on the tour, Dr. Selia Tan, and share some of her work.
Part 1 of my multipart series on travelling to Sze Yup, Guangdong, China to find my family roots.
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
I thought you might enjoy the fantastic tips and advice on prairie local history I have received since posting Genealogy gold part 1. On prairie local histories From Beverley: ...they are a great resource and those of us who live on the Prairies have long used them. One caution, if your relatives did not submit… Continue reading Genealogy gold part 3: More tips on prairie local histories
How to use FamilySearch, WorldCat and Facebook to find a local history book, with a guest post from Jan Pennington
I share with you my techniques for finding digitized local history books, using 3 randomly chosen pioneers found in the 1916, 1921, and 1926 censuses
I review Newspapers.com and offer tips and a list of how to make the most of your research time on the site
In this post I talk about the risks and rewards of cancelling and renewing my subscription to Ancestry's World Deluxe membership
In this post I'll share with you my secret weapon: my collection of 26 genealogy groups on Facebook. #1 - Simple Facebook searches Are you looking for a long lost cousin? Facebook is like the modern equivalent to the phone directory. #2 - Facebook groups Got a genealogy puzzle? There's a Facebook group out there… Continue reading My fave Facebook groups for genealogy