In this post I explore one Chinese Exclusion Act Case file to bring you the story of Aileen Cumyow, a Canadian Chinese woman who aspired to be an actress in the 20s and 30s.
A story about voting, Canadian laws, and my grand-uncle Kew Dock Yip
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
Have you ever been baffled by being unable to find a family on the 1921 Canada census that you found on the 1916 census? Here's 5 steps you can follow using freely available sources.
How to get the most out of city directories, featuring Henderson's Directories and Evernote.
At long last... drumroll please!
An funny look at dating under not-so-funny conditions
Everything you were afraid to ask about the federal laws concerning voting and immigration for the Chinese in Canada, in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
After WWII, the Chinese gained the franchise, but waited two decades to be reunited with their families. Why?