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This collection consists of family biographies, genealogies, and histories. The text is in Korean and Chinese.
Ancestors are based on the male family line. Children are raised to believe they can never repay their debt to their parents, hence the popularity of ancestor worship and the importance of genealogy records. They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day.
Genealogies and family histories are created because of the great cultural importance of family and lineage. Children are taught that the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family and the debt to their parents can never be repaid, hence the popularity of ancestor worship. Ancestral ceremonies are held for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) from the male family line several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day. Marriage also is thought of as a union of two families and a means to ensure the continuity of the husband's family line.
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The records in this collection span between 1500 and 2009.
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- "Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2000." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Chonbuk University.
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- Korean Genealogy Guide
- Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
- South Korea Genealogy & Family History Resources
- South Korea Ancestry Archives
- Culture of South Korea
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"Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 March 2012), An 안 安 > Korea 한국 > Gyeongsangbuk-do 경상북도o > Yeongju-si 영주시i > Sunheung-myeon 순흥면 >순흥안씨취우정파세보 順興安氏聚友亭派世譜, 권 1, 1980년 > image 41 of 321, 이름)안 한종 安漢宗 안 (An) given name :한종 (Han-jong), 1690; citing Republic of Korea Song, Collection, Chonbuk University, South Korea.
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