09 January 2013

Chinese in Western Samoa

I came across this Facebook page called Chinese Family History & Stories . Here is a description of this page they posted, "There is a revival of New Zealand Chinese people searching for their roots. New Zealand is lucky as it is a small country and there are a lot of records available. Its a matter  of knowing where to look."  Those words are very true. It is a matter of knowing where to look. This facebook page has great photos, links to their other sites, books, historical photos and more.

Here are their other websites:

In their album facebook they posted a book called, "The Chinese in Western Samoa 1875-1985 by Nancy Y. W. Tom" Below are a few pages from this book. Visit this link to view more.

I've had a few people ask me for some Chinese/Samoan genealogy information. So far, I don't have any Chinese that tie into my genealogy. If you have any information on on Chinese/Samoan genealogy resources, family trees, stories etc. Please post in comments below or on the SGG Facebook page. This information could greatly help others. 

Here is another resource that may help you in your genealogy: a thesis by A.S. Noa Siaosi, March 2010, Catching the Dragon‟s Tail: The Impact of the Chinese in Samoa.

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