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LINKS - Chinese Genealogy
« on: Sunday 05 June 11 09:49 BST (UK) »
Five consecutive posts on the forum website Family Tree Circles discusses the background to researching Chinese genealogy, special terminology, the historical background to Chinese names, migration and how to start searching family history in China.
The series begins with this post:

Siyip Chinese message board.

Gwa Leng Wongs in New Zealand: Our Genealogical History: Our Village's Story: Our Families' Stories. (2010) by E. Wong, M. Wong & H. Wong.
Gwa Leng in the southern province of Guangdong, China, is a special village for many in New Zealand; and some of its children - now elders themselves in a faraway land - have contributed to this special book to tell the history and the stories of the village and its people.
ISBN: 9780473165253
Barcode: 9780473165253
Format: Paperback

Zengcheng New Zealanders (2006) H. Chan (Ed.). 
Published by the Tung Jung Association, Wellington. ISBN 0-473-11215-9
(Now out of print, some libraries have it)

In the mountain's shadow: a century of Chinese in Taranaki 1870 to 1970 (2010) by H. Wong.
An historical record of the Chinese in Taranaki. Features newspaper articles and advertisements, government records and interviews.

Second Burial. New Zealand Chinese Experience 1883 and 1902 (2013) by H. Wong.
This 34-page pamphlet discusses the Cantonese custom of exhumation and secondary burial and the two occasions this occurred in New Zealand. On both occasions this was arranged by the Sew Hoy family of Dunedin for the Panyu people, the bones being repatriated to China. In 1883, 286 remains from the South Island were repatriated aboard the Hoi How and in 1902 499 remains of Panyu men from both North and South islands and eleven Wellington men from the Jung Seng county of China were aboard the Ventnor when it sank off Hokianga. Records for these disinterred Chinese are scant and this title is a compilation of information from newspapers, cemetery records, genealogy groups and other resources.

The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2018) by R. Lam, B. Lowe, H. Wong, M. Wong, and C. King.
This two-volume work traces the development of Chinese fruit shops from the general store-cum- greengrocer of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailer of today. The 1950s and 60s were the heyday years of Chinese fruit shops: a time of economic growth and prosperity after the hard times of the Depression and the Second World War, both of which affected Chinese fruiterers.
The authors were commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust to produce this fully-illustrated, two-volume set. It combines historical research and statistics with the personal stories and photographs of Chinese fruit shop families to give a better understanding of the hard work and sacrifice that led to their eventual prosperity and that of their descendants the fruits of their labours.
This title provides valuable insight into a little-known part of the Chinese contribution to New Zealand. Highly recommended.
Price: $90.00 for 2 volumes, plus P & P $11.00. Price for overseas postage on request. Pick up available from Epsom.
Only available via: fruitsofourlabours[at]
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
TYLER - London ENG

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