I celebrate my 100K visitor with a retrospective on Past Presence, with a look behind the curtains, some stats, and lots of thank yous.
I ask myself nine questions and reflect on 2020: the most memorable year of my life.
Not all genealogy migration stories are historic. Here is the story of Ran Ju, of Calgary, AB, a guest blog post by Taryn Kildare.
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Documents only tell a part of the story. Here's how I put them together.
The story of Dorothy Gibson and her life as a journeyman printer, living through WWII and the Great Depression
I look at my top 10 best read blog posts and reflect on what made them the best.
If I had to pinpoint the most accessible cultural gift China has given the world, I would have to choose food. People who rarely meet Chinese people will tell me their favourite Chinese restaurant. They're trying to find common ground and food is the great common table at which we all partake. So let's talk… Continue reading Travels in China – the food
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