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.
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.
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Documents only tell a part of the story. Here's how I put them together.
For Womens History Month, I look at the hidden story of Lily's time in WWII.
I uncover the story of my unknown uncle Yim, through a variety of sources from original documents to the BC archives
I'm super excited to share today's post with you. Last week, I told you there would be a big surprise. HERE IT IS. Val Erde of Colouring the Past chose this photo to bring to life. Her research, talent and artistry literally brought tears to my eyes. It felt like the next best thing to… Continue reading Force 136 like you’ve never seen them – in living colour
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
Here is the post I wish I'd read 20 years ago: How to find a Chinese surname if you only know your name in English