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.
In this post, I share a 5 minute video on how I use Evernote to organize and keep track of my genealogy reference library.
It may come as a surprise to learn that not all historic records are accurate. Here's my unofficial ranking of genealogy records, with an example.
This week has been an absolute blur! Stay tuned for the releases of articles on Ancestry and Sing Tao Daily, the OMNI tv interview, and tune in for the CBC Radio Vancouver piece at 5:35 pm Pacific on Canada Day.
If you asked, What's a census schedule? you've come to the right place. In this post I'll review all the Canadian censuses for schedules, provide info on which ones are available, and give you an example of how to find schedules in the 1871 and 1901 censuses.
What's available for Chinese genealogy on Ancestry? I look at the records and show you how to navigate them.
I spend a week at my first ever intensive genealogy conference and live to tell the tale.
January is heating up with events! Genealogy planning - Genealogy with a Canadian Twist, 9 January, 8:00-9:00 pm EST (Webinar) On Thursday, January 9th, I participated in my first-ever webinar hosted by Kathryn Lake Hogan, with panellists Lianne Krüger, Christine Woodcock, and Kaye-Prince Hollenberg. The topic was genealogy planning: what's on your To Do list,… Continue reading What’s on in January
I look at my top 10 best read blog posts and reflect on what made them the best.
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