Posted by Mike Yee on March 19, 2002 at 22:45:38:
In Reply to: Re: Yee family name posted by Lisa C on March 18, 2002 at 12:10:23:
Thanks for your reply, Lisa.
After reading so much about what chinese went through in the early 1800s to mid 1900's nothing would surprise me. It seems to me that an overwhelming number of chinese from early on are 'not who they say'. Explains why its so hard gathering good information. In fact one of the biggest problems I encounter is when I get a lead on a name or something, the older chinese (with all the information, natch) refuse to talk. Of course I don't speak chinese, which would probably help. Same with the Yee family associations.....call one, they answer in Chinese, won't talk to anyone who speaks English.
Anyway thanks again.
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