A genealogy book published in Sibu by the Lau Clan is a treasured property of any Lau family.
|She was unconsoleable when she learned that my young brother Hsiung had passed away in 1981. She only knew about it in 1983 as we had kept the pre mature demise from her for two years. It was so sad to listen to her "Foochow wailing" (chiun kuoh) or the singing of funeral verses.Many people also said that she had cried so much that she became blind as she had lost her husband, her youngest son, three sons-in-law and a favourite daughter and then a grandson (my brother). In her wailing she mentioned all their names and memories of them.|
The Laus of Sibu have been very meticulous in recording every family in Sarawak with this publication which sees updated editions from time to time. Generous sponsors are greatly appreciated by the Clan Association.
Each publication is an improvement over the years. But this one published in the 1950's is truly one of the best.
Congratulations to the 1950's Committee it is now considered a historical document for researchers to study and for families to keep for their future generations.