Posted by Jack Lee on November 25, 1999 at 22:15:37:
In Reply to: Grandfather and family in Victoria BC Canada late 1800 posted by David Poon on November 21, 1999 at 08:23:38:
: Looking for GGrandmother's background. According to Canada British Columbia Census 1901 her last name was "HOO" first and middle name - Siu Lan. Borned 1874 in BC Canada. GGrandfather's name "PON" Gui Ling - arrived Canada 1866 from Canton Province. Grandfather and the siblings were borned in Canada. Grandfather's name "PON" Wing Fook. Address at that time 35 Fisguard Street Victoria.
I am a resident of Victoria B.C. Your last address of 35 Fisgard St, Victoria could be a room number since street number starts at 500. There is no lesser street number since it is waterfront harbour. For death record the Chinese Cemetery in Victoria is in the care of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 636 Fisgard Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1R6. They have the records of buriel until the 1940's.You can search The Vital Statistics Agency British Columbia www.hlth.gov.bc.ca Another site www.hlth.gov.bc/vs/genealogy/microfilm.html. You could also use Canada. Com search engine for "British Columbia Bureau of Statistic for births death and marriages. I hope this will give you some lead. You seemed to have a long family history in Britis Columbia, surely one of the earliest pioneers. Very few Chinese arrive in B.C. before that date. My GGgrandfather came to B>C> in 1858. Your ancenter came a few years before that date. I do not know where you are residing now. Good luck.
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