Posted by Yale Yee on January 13, 2003 at 17:29:13:
In Reply to: Re: Looking for Yee posted by JLee on November 29, 2002 at 16:50:42:
: : Try these sites for information on immigrants coming into the US from the West Coast.
Toy Sun is a city in Guangdong Province near Canton. The area around the city is referred to as
Toy Sun District or similar to a county in the US.
Try searching for your grandfather name on the ships manifest dated closest to your best guess on date of arrival to the US.
Hope this helps you get started.
: : Do you know a Helen Yee? I found her posting when I was looking for other Yees. She may be related to you; there are many similarities in your postings. check out her posting at --
: : http://genforum.genealogy.com/yee/
: : : I don't know if anyone can help me. My grandfather was born in China in the Toy Sun Village. I believe this is in or near Canton, China. I got the name of the village from an old family friend who came from China who's dad was good friends with my grandfather. It may be a phoentic spelling. My grandfather's Chinese name was Yee Git and his American name was Tom Yee and he came to the US around 1907 - 1910. I have a "restored" birth certificate from San Francisco, but I'm betting my grandfather took advantage of the San Francisco fire to "acquire" a birth certificate. He finally settled in Akron, Ohio. The friend told me that my grandfather had a wife and a son in China. The son would be around 65-70 now. Can anyone tell me anything about this Toy Sun village?
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