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Posted by adrian on October 26, 1997 at 14:56:18:

In Reply to: Online chat club about Chinese genealogy posted by Debbie Dong on April 16, 1997 at 23:08:48:

I was born in Chile - South America. I understand that my maternal greatgrandfather emigrated from Canton, China in the late 1800's to work in the Panama area (possible Panama Canal). He then moved south and settled in northern Chile where he married my greatgrandmother - a Spanish woman. Although in Chile he was legally known as Felipe Gonzalez (he had changed his name), his given name was "Choi". Since I am not knowledgeable in Chinese imigration history, can someone help me in finding more information? Is "Choi" a common name? Are there records in China or genealogical societies I could contact?

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