Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Coming Soon to Shanghai Library: Chinese Family Tree Index

The Shanghai Daily reports good news for those of us wishing to explore our Chinese ancestry:

SHANGHAI Library will finish composing the world's biggest Chinese "Family Tree Index" by the end of this year, Xinhua news agency reported today.

The library will first compile the index into a series of books, which in total will contain millions of names and more than 50,000 family trees.

The index will later be converted into an online format that will enable all Chinese from home or abroad uncover their family history, the report said, citing Shanghai Library.


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