Posted by Kathryn Pollick on October 28, 1997 at 08:40:36:
In Reply to: lieu,lau,lew,(etc),lee,wong surnames from toy shan,canton posted by maylunliu on August 07, 1997 at 00:05:09:
:My cousin, Julia Wong of San Jose, CA and I have been trying to locate our family from the toy san
Like you I speak no Chinese. Julia knows Cantonese. Most of our
families that came to America settled in California.
I believe they came in the 30's.
Our mothers are sisters. I only remember my mother's maiden name
as "Low Sook Git"
I don't know if this would help but both of our moms were mentally
unstable. Julia's mother is still alive but mine died 14 years ago
in San Francisco.
I need to find out from Julia our mothers' cousin's last name. I
think she is also from the toy shan area. When I get more
information I'll email you back if you'd like. Maybe
through all of us searching we can also come up with some answers.
Thanks, Kathy Pollick
am trying to locate family info on these family names
: from Canton area on the Pearl River delta region. I had
: the previlege of seeing the villages where my parents
: were born, with my parents as guides. Unfortunately
: I cannot read or write Chinese, and would like to get
: in touch with cousins who still live there. one of the
: locals actually had a phone line and a computer! I want
: to ask them to transcribe the family shrinenames for me
: and if possible, provide dates of key happenings, such
: as births, marriages,etc. Can anyone out there help?
: MANY Thanks in advance!!!!!
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