Sunday, April 06, 2014

Road Trip - seeking descendants of Chinese railroad workers

From: "Wong Wei Xiang"

My name is Wei Xiang Wong, a Chinese research volunteer at CAMOC (Chinese American Museum of Chicago). I came across your museum on the internet when I was doing research project on "Chinese contribution to First Transcontinental Railroad." We are going to have a road trip across most part of the Central Transcontinental Railroad in coming months from Sacramento to Golden Spike. During this trip, we hope to interview descendants of Chinese railroad workers, visit Chinese museums, collect items for museum display and also make videos/movies. It is not an easy task to locate these descendants. That is why I am writing to you hoping that you may know some of the descendants and also recommend any place/person of interest that may contribute to the project. ...

—Wei Xiang Wong, MD
Chinese American Museum of Chicago