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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection will include records from 1239-2014.
  
This collection will include records from 1239 to 2010.  
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This collection is comprised of Chinese genealogy records collected from various institutions and sources in China, North America, and some Southeast Asian areas.  
  
The Chinese Genealogy Collection includes images acquired from various archives and libraries in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, other areas in Southeast Asia and the Untied States.  
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The records are mostly about families who have lived in various provinces in China for several generations. They consist of clan genealogies, civil records, compiled biographies, histories, and genealogy charts. Although some genealogies reach as far back as 1239, the time period and content of the records will vary from one genealogy to the next.  
  
The records are mostly about families who have lived in various provinces in China for several generations.  
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Since most of the records are written in traditional Chinese characters, it is assumed that the user should be able to read Chinese or get help from someone who can read Chinese to fully benefit from this collection. See the section titled [[China, Collection of Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For_Help_Reading_These_Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation tools.  
  
The size, generational depth, and type of information included in clan genealogies are varied. Some of the records that have been obtained from private households and collectors in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the United States are hand-copied single volume manuscripts, and only contain information about the most recent few generations or just a few pages of pedigree charts, while others are published records in standard format. Most of the records are easily readable, although some documents have been damaged due to aging, water droplets, and tight bindings. Since most of the records are written in traditional Chinese characters, it is assumed that the user should be able to read Chinese or get help from someone who can read Chinese to fully benefit from this collection.  
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These records are written in [http://mandarin.about.com/od/resources/a/Chinese-Translation.htm Chinese].
  
Most of the genealogies that have been microfilmed in the various library collections, are printed books that average ten volumes per title.
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Clan or lineage genealogies constitute the major source material for Chinese family historians and genealogists. Scholars have shown that clan genealogies can be a valuable source for research into Chinese history.
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<br> The objectives of Chinese genealogical research has tremendously changed over time. Researchers are now studying Chinese genealogies as a supplement to other research areas, such as social economic history, geographical history, history of law, population history, religion and culture, history of overseas Chinese, inheritance practices, and biography of historical figures.
 
 
 
Records in this collection contain information between the Qing dynasty and the Republic era (1700s to early 1900s), even though some preface material includes earlier dates.
 
  
In the history of the Chinese people, there are three important elements that are significant, they are: China's history, the local gazette, and a clan's genealogy. Among these three elements, genealogy has the longest history and is the most influential. Family genealogies were recorded -- first by objects tied onto knotted rope and later by writing found on turtle shells, cow bones, and bronze -- to record the changes to a family's lineage and to honor that family's ancestors.
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== Collection Content ==
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===  Sample Images ===
  
For a list of surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1787988/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:China, Collection of Genealogies DGS 007007246 7.jpg|Genealogy record 1
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Image:China, Collection of Genealogies DGS 007007265 187.jpg|Genealogy record 2
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Image:China, Collection of Genealogies DGS 100244260 24.jpg|Genealogy record 3
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Genealogy collections generally include the following information:  
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'''Genealogy collections''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*A brief history of the origin of the family and the dispersion pattern of some of the branches  
 
*A brief history of the origin of the family and the dispersion pattern of some of the branches  
 
*A list of male ancestors’ names according to generation order  
 
*A list of male ancestors’ names according to generation order  
 
*The birth year or death year of the ancestor, if known  
 
*The birth year or death year of the ancestor, if known  
*The maiden surname of the spouse, if known  
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*The maiden name or surname of the spouse, if known  
 
*The number and names of the male descendants of each couple, if known
 
*The number and names of the male descendants of each couple, if known
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know the following information:  
  
*Ancestors name  
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*Ancestor's name  
 
*Approximate year and place of birth  
 
*Approximate year and place of birth  
*Province
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*Province  
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*Any family relationships
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'''To search by image:'''<br> To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Family Name" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Country" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Province" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Title and Year" which will take you to the images.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Search the collection by image and compare the information you find with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to compare several images in order to make this determination.
  
To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''“Family Name (姓氏)”''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''“Country (國)”''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''“Province (省)”''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''“County (縣)”''<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate ''“Title (題名) and Year"'' which will take you to the images.  
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
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These records are in [[China Language and Languages|Chinese]]. For help reading the records, see the following links:
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*[[Chinese Research Helps]]
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*[http://mandarin.about.com/od/resources/a/Chinese-Translation.htm Chinese Translation]
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct; there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor.
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*Your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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== General Information about These Records ==
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The size, generational depth, and type of information included in clan genealogies is varied. Some of the records have been obtained from private households and collectors in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the United States. These records may be hand-copied, single volume manuscripts that only contain information about recent generations in a few pages of pedigree charts. Other records may be published in a standard format or have a deeper wealth of information. Most of the records are easily readable, although some documents have been damaged due to aging, water droplets, and tight bindings.
  
[[Chinese Research Helps]]
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Records in this collection primarily contain information between the Qing dynasty and the Republic era (1700s to early 1900s), though some material from earlier and later dates is included.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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Most of the genealogies that have been microfilmed in the various library collections are printed books that average ten volumes per title.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[China, Collection of Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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Clan or lineage genealogies constitute the major source material for Chinese family historians and genealogists. Scholars have shown that clan genealogies can be a valuable source for research into Chinese history.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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The objectives of Chinese genealogical research have changed tremendously over time. Researchers are now studying Chinese genealogies as a supplement to other research areas, such as social and economic history, geographical history, history of law, population history, religion and culture, history of overseas Chinese, inheritance practices, and biography of historical figures.
  
*[http://lib.hku.hk/fpslib/collections.html Chinese genealogies]
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In the history of the Chinese people, there are three elements that are significant: (a) China's history, (b) the local gazette, and (c) a clan's genealogy. Of these three elements, clan genealogies have the longest history and are the most influential. Family genealogies were recorded first as objects tied onto knotted rope and later by writing on turtle shells, cow bones, and bronze. These purpose of these records was to memorialize changes in a family's lineage and honor that family's ancestors.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chnwgw/ China GenWeb]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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*[[China]]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=China-Collection-of-Genealogies-1239-2014-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
*[[China Genealogy]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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*[http://lisalouisecooke.com/2013/03/chinese-family-history/ The Complicated Chinese Family Tree]
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*[http://houseofchinn.com/ChineseGenealogy.html Chinese Genealogy]
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*[http://genealogy.about.com/library/authors/ucboey2a.htm The Origin of Chinese Surnames]
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*[[China Genealogy#Online_Genealogical_Resources|Online genealogical resources for Chinese research]]
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*[[China History#Online_Histories|Online histories of China]]
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*[[China Maps]]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1787988/waypoints China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2011]  
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*[[China Genealogy|China]]
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*[[China History]]
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*[[China Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[China]]
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1900." Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 2013. Citing Feng Ping Shan Library, Hong Kong University.}}  
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'''Collection Citation:''' {{Collection citation | text= "China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014." Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. From various institutions and private holdings in China, North America, and Southeast Asia.}}  
  
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Title in the Language of the Record

中國, 族譜收藏

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1239-2014.

This collection is comprised of Chinese genealogy records collected from various institutions and sources in China, North America, and some Southeast Asian areas.

The records are mostly about families who have lived in various provinces in China for several generations. They consist of clan genealogies, civil records, compiled biographies, histories, and genealogy charts. Although some genealogies reach as far back as 1239, the time period and content of the records will vary from one genealogy to the next.

Since most of the records are written in traditional Chinese characters, it is assumed that the user should be able to read Chinese or get help from someone who can read Chinese to fully benefit from this collection. See the section titled For Help Reading These Records for translation tools.

These records are written in Chinese.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Genealogy collections generally include the following information:

  • A brief history of the origin of the family and the dispersion pattern of some of the branches
  • A list of male ancestors’ names according to generation order
  • The birth year or death year of the ancestor, if known
  • The maiden name or surname of the spouse, if known
  • The number and names of the male descendants of each couple, if known

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Approximate year and place of birth
  • Province
  • Any family relationships

To search by image:
To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Family Name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Country"
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Title and Year" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image and compare the information you find with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to compare several images in order to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Chinese. For help reading the records, see the following links:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct; there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor.
  • Your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
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Don't overlook FHL Place China items or FHL Keyword China items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see China Archives and Libraries.

General Information about These Records

The size, generational depth, and type of information included in clan genealogies is varied. Some of the records have been obtained from private households and collectors in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and the United States. These records may be hand-copied, single volume manuscripts that only contain information about recent generations in a few pages of pedigree charts. Other records may be published in a standard format or have a deeper wealth of information. Most of the records are easily readable, although some documents have been damaged due to aging, water droplets, and tight bindings.

Records in this collection primarily contain information between the Qing dynasty and the Republic era (1700s to early 1900s), though some material from earlier and later dates is included.

Most of the genealogies that have been microfilmed in the various library collections are printed books that average ten volumes per title.

Clan or lineage genealogies constitute the major source material for Chinese family historians and genealogists. Scholars have shown that clan genealogies can be a valuable source for research into Chinese history.

The objectives of Chinese genealogical research have changed tremendously over time. Researchers are now studying Chinese genealogies as a supplement to other research areas, such as social and economic history, geographical history, history of law, population history, religion and culture, history of overseas Chinese, inheritance practices, and biography of historical figures.

In the history of the Chinese people, there are three elements that are significant: (a) China's history, (b) the local gazette, and (c) a clan's genealogy. Of these three elements, clan genealogies have the longest history and are the most influential. Family genealogies were recorded first as objects tied onto knotted rope and later by writing on turtle shells, cow bones, and bronze. These purpose of these records was to memorialize changes in a family's lineage and honor that family's ancestors.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. From various institutions and private holdings in China, North America, and Southeast Asia.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014.