Wednesday, September 03, 2008

在线家谱和家族历史记录 - 家谱网

在线家谱和家族历史记录 - 家谱网

Ancestry launches Chinese family history website –

For many in China, which is home to one fifth of the world’s population and is also its biggest internet market, will provide their first opportunity to access jiapu (family histories) online. They have been made available through an exclusive long-term partnership with the Shanghai Library, which holds the largest collection of Chinese family history records in the world. has been developed exclusively in the local language to allow users to search records and build family trees in Chinese, and is fully supported by a Beijing-based team. When complete, the collection will include 36 million pages and more than 181 million names contained in 181,600 volumes covering 22,700 Chinese family histories. The family history of the famous Chinese thinker and social philosopher Confucius is one the 1,450 family histories now online - 270 surnames were made available at launch. Confucius came from the Kong clan, for which records exist of members dating back to the 6th Century BC. The most recent printed jiapu featuring in this collection is from 1949 and the earliest from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); most were printed in the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China Period (18th to 19th Centuries).’s collection includes most of the top modern-day 200 Chinese surnames.


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