How to read the codes for vital statistic records at the BC archives:I'm excited to share this with you. Despite pulling birth, marriage, and death records (BMDs) back in 2018, I'd forgotten this little trick for reading registration codes and was utterly confused my first day. Now I'm sharing it with you (and my future self, who will forget again). There are two different methods depending on whether the records were produced before or after 1944. We will start with the easier ones: record produced after 1944.
Tag: Cumyow Family
Finding my family: Chinese graves at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC
The Mongolia/Willow area is a segregated Chinese section. (On the map it's at 3:00 o'clock.) Today the sections near Willow are called Elks (north) and Hope (south), therefore I reason that the section now called Elks was once called Mongolia. This is where Won Alexander Cumyow (d. 1955, age 94) and his wife Eva Chan Cumyow (d. 1939, age 68) are buried, just east of ...
Disenfranchised: Having, losing, and regaining the vote, a quick look at the laws 1872-1948
Come with me as I look at the exact wording of the disenfranchising laws for the Chinese from 1872-1948, including 16 links to finding original Acts and legislation in Canada.
Women’s History Month – Aileen’s Chinese Case File
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.
13 databases for Chinese Ancestry on Ancestry.com
What's available for Chinese genealogy on Ancestry? I look at the records and show you how to navigate them.