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== Getting started with China research  ==
 
== Getting started with China research  ==
  
Welcome to the China portal page. Here you will find links to useful articles and websites that will help you with your research! To learn how to begin doing Chinese research, click [[How to start Chinese research|here]]. For information on more specific locations, click on one of the links below:  
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Welcome to the China portal page. Here you will find links to useful articles and websites that will help you with your research! To learn how to begin doing Chinese research, click [[Chinese_Research_Helps|here]]. For information on more specific locations, click on one of the links below:  
  
 
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China has 23 provinces (sheng, singular and plural), 5 autonomous regions (zizhiqu, singular and plural), and 4 municipalities (shi, singular and plural)  
 
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*[http://fuzzo.com/genealogy/Asia/chinagen.htm#MiscChina Miscellaneous China and Chinese Web Sites:Chinese Genealogical Resources]  
 
*[http://fuzzo.com/genealogy/Asia/chinagen.htm#MiscChina Miscellaneous China and Chinese Web Sites:Chinese Genealogical Resources]  
 
*[http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Asia/China/Society_and_Culture/Genealogy/ Open Directory - Regional: Asia: China: Society and Culture: Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Asia/China/Society_and_Culture/Genealogy/ Open Directory - Regional: Asia: China: Society and Culture: Genealogy]  
*[http://www.searchforancestors.com/locality/asia/ Free China Genealogy Search Engines at Ancestor Search]
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*[http://www.searchforancestors.com/locality/asia/ Free China Genealogy Search Engines at Ancestor Search]  
*[http://www.jiapu.cn/ Jiapu.cn, operated by Ancestry, largely in Chinese].
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*[http://www.jiapu.cn/ Jiapu.cn, operated by Ancestry, largely in Chinese].  
*[http://www.jewsofchina.org/ Jewish Communities of China]
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Today it is one of the two most populated nations on earth.  
 
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Revision as of 22:35, 8 March 2010

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Getting started with China research

Welcome to the China portal page. Here you will find links to useful articles and websites that will help you with your research! To learn how to begin doing Chinese research, click here. For information on more specific locations, click on one of the links below:

Jurisdictions

China has 23 provinces (sheng, singular and plural), 5 autonomous regions (zizhiqu, singular and plural), and 4 municipalities (shi, singular and plural)

Provinces:

  • Anhui 安徽
  • Guangdong 广东
  • Hainan 海南
  • Henan 河南
  • Hubei 湖北
  • Hunan 湖南
  • Fujian 福建
  • Gansu 甘肃
  • Guizhou 贵州
  • Hebei 河北
  • Heilongjiang 黑龙江
  • Jiangsu 江苏
  • Jiangxi 江西
  • Jilin 吉林
  • Liaoning 辽宁
  • Qinghai 青海
  • Shaanxi 陕西
  • Shandong 山东
  • Shanxi 山西
  • Sichuan 四川
  • Yunnan 云南
  • Zhejiang 浙江
    (see note on Taiwan)

Autonomous regions:

  • Guangxi 广西
  • Inner Mongolia 内蒙古
  • Ningxia 宁夏
  • Tibet 西藏
  • Xinjiang 新疆

Municipalities:

  • Beijing 北京
  • Chongqing 重庆
  • Shanghai 上海
  • Tianjin 天津
     

Note: China considers Taiwan its 23rd province. See separate entries for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Research Tools

Having trouble converting to or from Chinese dates?

Useful Web Sites:

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  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


Featured Content

  • Browse: Pages for China
  • Library: The Shanghai Library expects to complete the world's largest genealogical database, containing about 50,000 Chinese family trees, by the end of 2007. Read more...

Did you know?

China is probably the oldest surviving nation on earth. Its history and culture easily goes back over 2,000 years and some family histories have been found that go back to nearly 500 BC if not further.

Today it is one of the two most populated nations on earth.

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News

New! Genealogy Guides available in Chinese!


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Events

A conference on family history titled 'Genealogy and Local History for All; Services to Multicultural Communities, about those in Canada as it relates to immigrant ancestry, including Chinese immigrants in Canada, is scheduled to be held on 6-7 August 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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