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The Chinese Exclusion Law of 1904

Upon the refusal of China to continue the treaty of 1894 after 1904. on April 27, 1904, Congress again reenacted, extending and continuing without modification, limitation, or condition, all laws then in force in so far as they were not inconsistent with treaty obligations.

All legislation was extended to insular possessions, and Chinese immigration from these islands to the United States, or from one island group to another, was prohibited, altho moving from island to island of the same group was allowed. Certificates of resi-dence were also required in 'the insular possessions.

The law of 1904 is still in force (as of 1912).

Jeremiah W. Jenks, Ph.D., LL.D. and W. Jett Lauck, A.B., "The Chinese Exclusion Law of 1904" In The Immigration Problem, New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1912, P. 320+.

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.