Thursday, June 08, 2006

Chinese in Guyana: Their Roots

The History route gives a brief overview of the reasons for and results of Chinese immigration. The Contract route shows a typical contract of indenture used in 1873 for the Chinese labourers. Details of the travels of the 39 immigrant ships can be found on the Voyage route. Examine the Passengers route for statistical data about the people who embarked in China and landed in Georgetown. Names of immigrants and their descendants to 4 generations are listed based on the boats on which they arrived. The locations to where the immigrants were allotted are shown in the Distribution route. Go Rooting to trace your ancestral ties and share your stories. Take part in a search for relatives along the Reach Out route.

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