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''[[Asia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[China Genealogy|China]]'''{{China-sidebar}}Guide to '''China ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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==Country Information==
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China is a country in Asia bordered by [[Mongolia Genealogy|Mongolia]], [[Russia Genealogy]], [[North Korea Genealogy|North Korea]], [[Vietnam Genealogy|Vietnam]], [[Laos Genealogy|Laos]], [[Myanmar Genealogy|Myanmar]], [[Bangladesh Genealogy|Bangladesh]], [[Bhutan Genealogy|Bhutan]], [[Nepal Genealogy|Nepal]], [[India Genealogy|India]], [[Pakistan Genealogy|Pakistan]], [[Afghanistan Genealogy|Afghanistan]], [[Tajikistan Genealogy|Tajikistan]], [[Kyrgyzstan Genealogy|Kyrgyzstan]], and [[Kazakhstan Genealogy|Kazakhstan]]. The official language is Standard Chinese.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "China," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China, accessed 3 May 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with China research  ==
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==Getting Started ==
 
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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:
 
 
 
*[[Hong Kong|Hong Kong]]
 
*[[Macau|Macau]]
 
*[[China|Mainland China]]
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
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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<h3>Getting Started with China Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with China research.
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*[[Chinese Research Helps|Chinese Research Helps]]
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*[[Chinese Research Helps|Chinese Genealogy Guide]]
  
*Anhui 安徽
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*Guangdong 广东
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*Hainan 海南
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Links to articles and websites that assist in China research.
*Henan 河南
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*[[Shanghai Library]]
*Hubei 湖北
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*[[China Websites|Websites]]
*Hunan 湖南
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*[http://www.mandarintools.com/calendar.html Convert Chinese dates]
*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<br>(see note on Taiwan)
 
 
 
'''Autonomous regions:'''
 
 
 
*Guangxi 广西
 
*Inner Mongolia 内蒙古
 
*Ningxia 宁夏
 
*Tibet 西藏
 
*Xinjiang 新疆<br>
 
 
 
'''Municipalities:'''
 
 
 
*Beijing 北京
 
*Chongqing 重庆
 
*Shanghai 上海
 
*Tianjin 天津<br>
 
 
 
Note: China considers [[Taiwan|Taiwan]] its 23rd province. Also see [[Hong Kong]] and [[Macau]] for those special administrative regions..  
 
 
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{{Click|Image:China ORP.png|China Online Genealogy Records}}
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== Research Tools ==
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==China Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in China. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
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==Jurisdictions==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in China. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.
  
*[[China Websites|Websites]]
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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)
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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==== Provinces ====
  
*[[Chinese Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Collections)|Chinese Genealogies ( FamilySearch Historical Collections)]]
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*[[Anhui, China Genealogy|Anhui 安徽]]
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*[[Fujian, China Genealogy|Fujian 福建]]
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*[[Gansu, China Genealogy|Gansu 甘肃]]
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*[[Guangdong, China Genealogy|Guangdong 广东]]
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*[[Guizhou, China Genealogy|Guizhou 贵州]]
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*[[Hainan, China Genealogy|Hainan 海南]]
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*[[Hebei, China Genealogy|Hebei 河北]]
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*[[Heilongjiang, China Genealogy|Heilongjiang 黑龙江]]
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*[[Henan, China Genealogy|Henan 河南]]
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*[[Hubei, China Genealogy|Hubei 湖北]]
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*[[Hunan, China Genealogy|Hunan 湖南]]
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*[[Jiangsu, China Genealogy|Jiangsu 江苏]]
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*[[Jiangxi, China Genealogy|Jiangxi 江西]]
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*[[Jilin, China Genealogy|Jilin 吉林]]
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*[[Liaoning, China Genealogy|Liaoning 辽宁]]
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*[[Qinghai, China Genealogy|Qinghai 青海]]
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*[[Shaanxi, China Genealogy|Shaanxi 陕西]]
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*[[Shandong, China Genealogy|Shandong 山东]]
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*[[Shanxi, China Genealogy|Shanxi 山西]]
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*[[Sichuan, China Genealogy|Sichuan 四川]]
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*[[Yunnan, China Genealogy|Yunnan 云南]]
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*[[Zhejiang, China Genealogy|Zhejiang 浙江]]<br>(see note on [[Taiwan Genealogy|Taiwan]])
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==== Autonomous regions ====
  
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:China|Pages for China]]  
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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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*[[Guangxi, China Genealogy|Guangxi 广西]]
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*[[Inner Mongolia, China Genealogy|Inner Mongolia 内蒙古]]
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*[[Ningxia, China Genealogy|Ningxia 宁夏]]
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*[[Tibet, China Genealogy|Tibet 西藏]]
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*[[Xinjiang, China Genealogy|Xinjiang 新疆]]
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== Did you know?  ==
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==== Municipalities ====  
  
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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*[[Beijing, China Genealogy|Beijing 北京]]
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*[[Chongqing, China Genealogy|Chongqing 重庆]]
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*[[Shanghai, China Genealogy|Shanghai 上海]]
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*[[Tianjin, China Genealogy|Tianjin 天津]]
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Today it is one of the two most populated nations on earth.  
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Note: China considers [[Taiwan Genealogy|Taiwan]] its 23rd province. Also see [[Hong Kong]] and [[Macau Genealogy|Macau]] for those special administrative regions.
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[[China Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[China Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[China Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[China Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[China Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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*[[China Minorities|Minorities]]
 
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*[[China Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
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*[[China Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
*[[China Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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Guide to China ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

China is a country in Asia bordered by Mongolia, Russia Genealogy, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The official language is Standard Chinese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with China Research

Links to articles on getting started with China research.

China Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in China research.

{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

China Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in China. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

China administrative claimed included.png

Jurisdictions

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in China. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

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

Provinces

Autonomous regions

Municipalities

Note: China considers Taiwan its 23rd province. Also see Hong Kong and Macau for those special administrative regions.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "China," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China, accessed 3 May 2016.