Monday, March 26, 2007

Shanghai Library Creates Massive Chinese Genealogy Index

Today's Shanghai Daily reports that the Shanghai Library has created a master index to its massive genealogy collection. It houses the largest genealogy collection in China. The index includes millions of names and will be published in a series of books this year. Planning is already underway to put the index online and make it searchable from anywhere in the world.

In May 2000 I had the opportunity to attend the first genealogy conference held in China since 1945. The impressive Shanghai Library contains over 50 million items. The current library building opened in 1993.

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