Posted by JWC Low on February 02, 1998 at 22:41:04:
In Reply to: Hing Family posted by April Lee on January 28, 1998 at 23:21:47:
Placerville, CA: Try the US census approximately when your gggf was there, like 1860/1870 etc. Usually, genealogy society libraries will have census on microfilm and also volunteers who help you.
Monterey, CA:Try Sandy Lydon, Chinese Gold:The Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region." 1985, ISBN 0-932319-01-7. I believe this book may cover your relative's period. On page 441 is the mention of Ah Hing. Yours?
Also,try historical, research, university, Asian American Studies libraries. Ask your local reference librarian.
(Tuolumne HIstorical Society Library for Placerville. Also, city directories.
Please email me on your progress and your locale. Thanks!
Jeanie W. C. Low
: I am digging for roots! I am a fifth generation
: Chinese American. My great-great grandmother was
: born in Monterey, CA in the 1860's. Her birth cert.
: states that her parents were cannery workers.
: My great-greatgrandfather was born in Placerville, CA
: around the same
: time. I'm searching for others who might be related,
: or who might know something about the Chinese who
: lived in these areas during the 1800's.
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