Posted by Frank Liem on July 07, 2001 at 09:22:00:
In Reply to: Lem, Lim, Lum (woods, forest) family posted by AJ Garcia on September 03, 1998 at 19:01:48:
we're also a Lin/Lim/Forest. Our surname is Liem and we hail from Indonesia. My gggggrandfather came from Zhangzhou area (around 1800) in southern Fujian, near Xiamen/Amoy. I would love to hear from anyone with experience in tracking down their Lin roots in that area.
: Any more "woods" out there? Our Lem family came originally from Low Hong Fook village, Sun Wui county, Sze Yap district, Canton (Guangdong) province, mainland China. Grandfather came to U.S. in 1894, was in San Francisco until after 1906 (lived through the earthquake), Sacramento, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and finally Tucson AZ in 1917. He was a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. Grandfather had a "first family" in China, and one son emigrated to Hawaii while another went to Hong Kong after his mother died in the 1920's during warlord incursions/famine. I have a lot of material and am willing to share, just e-mail me.
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