Posted by Kathy Pratt on October 19, 1997 at 18:23:06:
In Reply to: Workshop on Chinese Family History, Oct. 11 at NYU posted by JWC Low on September 24, 1997 at 20:58:02:
I was glad to find you online again at the Chinese Surname FTP, as I lost track of you after you left AOL. Anyway - I found your book to be most helpful in the research of my family's history. I was fortunate to have found many Angel Island transcripts and photos at the National Archives (Neal Thompsen called it a gold mine). One of the things I fould difficult to do was to translate the K.S. dates in the transcripts to Western dates. I was not having much luck using the examples in your book, so I thought you might be interested in a site I found that actually has a chart of the timetables:
Perhaps this site might be useful to some of your readers. I have referred your book to several people that I have met in my travels on the internet and elsewhere, and will continue to do so. I hope to meet you sometime in the future - perhaps at your next exhibit in San Francisco.
My current interests involve research of my great grandfather who opened the Yook Yin Chinese School in 1915 for the Nationalist Chinese League in Fresno; and my grandmother, who was born in Courtland, California in 1894; and a great uncle who was vice counsel at the Chinese Consulate If you have any leads on how or where I can research Chinese history in these areas, I would appreciate it. I hope to publish a book about my family's history, and am still doing interviews and research with remaining family members. Any advice about self publishing? I am a computer graphic and layout artist, and have access to a HongKong print broker through my company. How do you know when it's time to stop the research and actually start the layout. It's a never ending saga.
Please include me in your mailing list for any future events or items of interest.
Kathy Pratt, email: Kpratt2345@aol.com
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