I haven't had a moment to find my own families in the 1931 census and of course the moment I started looking, I ran straight into another genealogical mystery.
Have you seen "The Six" a documentary about the six surviving Chinese from the sinking of the Titanic? I watched it this weekend and was immediately inspired to learn more. Here's my interview with Grant Din, who worked on the project.
In this post I look at the follow up to the Chinese Immigration Act and share a startling period in Canadian immigration: the use of X-rays to determine the chronological age of Chinese teenagers and young adults. Put simply, X-rays were used to measure bone formation, called ossification, and by comparing the measurements of bone… Continue reading Order-in-Council PC 2115: When immigration met the X-ray machine
Don't miss the free webinar by Trish Hackett Nicola on Chinese Exclusion Act Case files. Register by Monday, Sep 14.
Not all genealogy migration stories are historic. Here is the story of Ran Ju, of Calgary, AB, a guest blog post by Taryn Kildare.
Ancestry Canada invited me to give a webinar on Chinese genealogy on April 21, 2020 on Facebook Live. For those who may have missed it, or for those who had trouble accessing the site, here you are. I can't think of a better way to kick off Asian Heritage Month. In this webinar, you will… Continue reading Webinar: Exploring Chinese genealogy on Ancestry
Join me on April 21, 2020 for my Ancestry Extra webinar on Chinese genealogy finds on Facebook Live. See you there!
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.