Friday, April 06, 2007

Chinese Genealogy soon to be Searchable Online

Shanghai Library Project in nearing completion for those with Chinese ancestry. At present time, the collection has more than 110,000 volumes of Chinese genealogy covering 329 family names over 22 provinces. Once the project is completed they are estimating that they will have close to 50,000 genealogies extending back 1000 years. The collection is being compiled from private collections, libraries, and institutions from around the world.

Click here to view the the Shanghai Library site in English; click here for Chinese; and click here for Japanese .

This link will let you read the Shanghai Libray Project Press release concerning the project for compiling the genealogies. It appears from the news release, that once this project is completed and released, it will be one of the biggest search sites for Chinese Ancestry documents that will be searchable online from all over the world. This is an exciting time and what a treasure for those with Chinese ancestry.

Here is the current information about the Library's hours at the current time.


Searching Genealogy collections, Catalog retrieving, consulting by telephone or in writing.

Telephone No: 021-644-55555 Ext. 1213

Location: 2nd floor, Genealogy Reading (Room 1213)

Hours: 8:30am – 11:30pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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