Because of the Chinese tradition of ancestor veneration, the earliest discovered written records in China included genealogical information. The rich, historical tradition of preserving genealogies in China gives the potential for someone of Chinese ancestry to be able to trace their lineage for over 100 generations, reaching back thousands of years. This presentation includes a brief history of Chinese genealogies, a look at the typical format and content of these records, search methodologies for finding Chinese genealogies (including searching for ancestral villages and exploring the Chinese genealogical collections of FamilySearch, the Shanghai Library, and other institutions), and instruction for reading the lineage and data tables portions these records.
Wonderful presentation! I really enjoyed the detailing of his search experiences. Kenneth Johnson-Elk Grove, California
Absolutely excellent! So happy I found this and watched. I’ll have to go through it several more times, but it is very valuable. My wife’s ancestors immigrated from Canton to Honolulu in the late 1800s.
This was so helpful! Thank you Tony! Would love to see more Chinese webinars in the future!
Full of information. Thank you, Anthony!
I appreciate Anthony King’s expertise in deciphering and explaining Jiapu for bilingual challenged researchers. .
Super informative presentation! I’d be very interested in more webinars about Chinese genealogy.
Presenter was very logical and easy to follow! Excellent introduction to Chinese research! I loved his story about finding his Jaipu in the ruins of an old building which was being demolished !