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Re: Eng/Wu/Sing - Help!

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Posted by Ron Eng Young on July 15, 2001 at 22:08:52:

In Reply to: Eng/Wu/Sing - Help! posted by Dave Baeckelandt on July 08, 2001 at 22:29:21:

Kay pin is probably Kaiping, one of the four
counties southwest of Guangzhou, where the Taishan
dialect was spoken, from which more than half of
the early Chinese settlers to the United States
Have you checked The surname against my Chinese
Surnames website?
Also, if you could upload an image of the Chinese
characters from the gravestone (there are websites
that will store gravestone pictures for free),
it would be most useful to volunteers who want to be helpful.
If the surname is Wu No.89, I have a genealogy book that lists all known ancestral villages
(in Chinese characters).
I was able to find my father's ancestral village
in that list and find the name of the original
Last year I visited that village in Kaiping.
...Ron Eng Young
: I am researching my wife's genealogy and her grandfather HOY SING had a brother named SING YAO WU (20 years apart in age). Supposedly they came from the following place (transliterated by an old Chinese fellow from Shanghai) Guangdong, Kay pin (sonds like), Lui Kung (sounds like), Tsung (or Chang) Chih. I have the handwriting (from SING YAO WU's gravestone in Cinn. OH) but do not know the correct roman letter transliteration of this. Thank you for your help.

: - Dave Baeckelandt

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