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Re: John WILLIAMS - Born 1832 Canton, CHINA


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Posted by Raymond (72.234.176.42) on January 15, 2007 at 03:29:04:

In Reply to: John WILLIAMS - Born 1832 Canton, CHINA posted by Jasmine on January 13, 2007 at 23:10:50:

Jasmine,

I am not sure if Shanghai is the right place to look if your great great grandfather was born in Canton (now referred to as Guangzhou in Guangdong Province). You may want to do a bit of homework ahead of time before you embark on your trip. Try contacting the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Affairs Office for some ideas on how you can go about searching for records of your gggf. The website is: http://www.vpl.ca/ccg/Guangdong.html Also, I suspect that, if anyone, it would be the mother of your gggf that may be Chinese since the Williams surname is retained by your gggf. Another possibility is your gggf could be ethnic Chinese and adopted by the Williams family. Anyway, good luck on your genealogical search.

Raymond



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