China Goals:  1: Archives, Libraries, & Research   2: Land and Property   3: Emigration and Immigration   4: Maps and Gazetteers   5: Newspapers   6: Websites   7: Search Records   8: Get Help  





Project 9: China

Explore research in China.


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Goal 1: Learn about China archives, libraries, and research resources.


Choices:

A. Learn about China archives, libraries, and other resources.

  1. Learn about Chinese genealogy terms in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: China_Archives and Libraries
  2. Learn about the origin of Chinese surnames in this About.com article.
    AB—Origin of Chinese Surnames
  3. Search the Rootsweb Chinese Surname list.

B. Learn about resources for Chinese research.

  1. Read this article for an overview of Chinese-American resources.
    AA—Chinese-American Genealogy
  2. Access several research guides in Chinese on the FamilySearch site.
  3. Learn more about Chinese-American genealogy in this video.
    AA—Chinese-American Genealogy—55:29


Goal 2: Learn about China land and property.


Choices:

A. Learn about China land and property.

  1. Learn about China land and property in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: China Land and Property






Goal 3: Learn about China emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about China immigration.

  1. Learn about China immigration to the United States in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: China Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in China.
  3. Learn more about Chinese immigration in this article from the U.S. Archives.





Goal 4: Learn about China maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about China maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about China maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article. There are a number of links to online historical maps of China here.
    FS—Wiki: China Maps

B. Learn about China maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for China maps.
  2. Explore old maps of China in the 1900 Collection.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of China maps.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for China maps.


Goal 5: Learn about China newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about China newspapers.

  1. Learn about China newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article. Note the links to online newspaper sites at the end.
    FS—Wiki: China Newspapers

B. Learn about China newspapers.

  1. Search Chinese newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Chinese newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Chinese newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.


Goal 6: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Chinese research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in Chinese Genealogical Resources site.
  5. Learn about Chinese personal names and titles.


Goal 7: Search records from China.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for China.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.


Goal 8: Get help with your China research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the China Genealogy Research Community page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Africa Asia Pacific Genealogy Research Community page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for China research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for China research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the China research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about China research.

C. Learn about Chinese genealogy societies.

  1. Explore Chinese genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Collection of Genealogies (Image Only):   1239-2014  





China Provinces

Anhui     Fujian     Guangdong