07 Apr '11, 6am

Online Chinese #genealogy ! Rooting out one's family history online

Online Chinese #genealogy ! Rooting out one's family history online

BEIJING - Han Kelai, 24, has long been curious about the roots of his family. The native of Yangzhou, in Jiangsu province, is interested in finding out about his origins, his ancestors' names and professions and their migration routes. Han wants to discover whether his position in life and living conditions are similar to his ancestors. He believes that the thoughts and living experiences of later generations are affected by their forefathers. He also wonders whether there were any people who achieved eminence among his forebears. However, he hasn't drawn up a genealogy. Nor is he patient enough to scan through materials written in the obscure ancient Chinese style at a public library. Instead, he has gone online. The website http://ourroots.nlc.gov.cn is a genealogy portal co-established by the National Library of China (NLC) on March 5. It provides an opportunity for Han...

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