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Welcome to the China 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, see [[Chinese Research Helps|Chinese Research Helps]]. For information on more specific locations, see the links below:
  
Cambodia is divided into 3 municipalities [Keb, Penh and Preah Seihanu (Sihanoukville)] and 20 provinces; Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Krachen, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Pouthisat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, and Takev. However, most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953.
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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)  
 
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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*Anhui 安徽  
 
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*Chongqing 重庆  
 
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*Shanghai 上海  
 
*Shanghai 上海  
*Tianjin 天津<br>&nbsp;
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Note: China considers Taiwan its 23rd province. See separate entries for the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
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Note: China considers [[Taiwan|Taiwan]] its 23rd province. Also see [[Hong Kong]] and [[Macau]] for those special administrative regions..
 
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Having trouble [http://www.mandarintools.com/calendar.html converting to or from Chinese dates]?  
 
Having trouble [http://www.mandarintools.com/calendar.html converting to or from Chinese dates]?  
  
Useful Web Sites:
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*[[China Websites|Websites]]
  
*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/china/index.htm Chinese Genealogy - Trace Your Family Tree in China - about.com]
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
*[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.searchforancestors.com/locality/asia/ Free China Genealogy Search Engines at Ancestor Search]
 
  
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*'''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. [[Shanghai Library|'''Read more...''']]
  
 
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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.
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<br>New! [[Chinese Research Helps|Genealogy Guides available in Chinese!]]  
 
 
*[http://www3.telus.net/public/cv910081/GenLoc/ Genealogy and Local History for All:Services to Multicultural Communities]
 
 
 
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China.gif

Getting started with China research

Welcome to the China 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, see Chinese Research Helps. For information on more specific locations, see 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:
China provinces.png
  • 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. Also see Hong Kong and Macau for those special administrative regions..

Research Tools

Having trouble converting to or from Chinese dates?

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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.

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:

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New! Genealogy Guides available in Chinese!

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