Posted by Kathryn Lui on January 08, 1998 at 13:53:57:
In Reply to: Surname No.69 thunder posted by Willem DW Louis on June 12, 1997 at 22:00:30:
You may be in luck. What port did your grandfather come through? After 1882 through the mid 1940s Chinese were racially discriminated against in the US and severe attempts were made to keep them out of the US via the Chinese Exclusion Act. As a result, every time a Chinese came into the country, they went through massive interrogations which were documented. Most of these immigration/interrogation files are at the NARA (national archive) location of the Port of Entry. If your grandfather was a paper son and INS found out about it, there should also be an INS interrogation file. I am using my husband's email and I am not sure of our email address but you can leave a voice mail message at my work through Closet World, 800-452-5673 ext 409.
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