China Genealogists

Our China genealogists research on location in mainland China. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in China, including:

  • Gong City Archives Bureau, Gong City, China
  • National Library of China, Beijing, China
    Contains almost 12 million books, 14 million periodicals, and 220,000 newspapers
  • Library of Ancient Books of NLC, Beijing, China
  • Tsinghua University Library, Beijing, China
    Houses over 30,000 ancient Chinese books and 300,000 individual volumes
  • Wuhan University Archive, Hubei, China
  • Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China
    Second largest library in China; Contains over 53 million records, including 100,000 manuscripts and letters, 5,400 local records dated before 1949, 18,000 titles of genealogical files (342 family names), over 8,000 copies of imperial test papers, 150,000 pieces of epigraphs and rubbings, 1.7 million old books (25,000 titles amounting to170,000 volumes are rare editions

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in China include:

  • Jiapu
    Family genealogical record where only the particular family’s pedigree is shown to the exclusion of others who are not directly related
  • Zupu
    Clan genealogy record showing the different families residing in the village, including the branches of the families who came from the same village
  • Cemeteries
  • National census records recorded in 1953, 1964, 1982, and 1990
  • Immigration records beginning in the 1700s
  • Newspapers published notices of marriages, divorce, death, funerals, obituaries, and wartime casualties
  • Land and real estate trading contracts

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