Welcome to the ChinaGenWeb Project

Chinese character software


This page is part of the AsiaGenWeb Project

Situated in east Asia, bordered by North Korea, Russia and Vietnam, China has billion people comprising 56 nationalities including Han (92%), Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean and others. Seventy percent live in the rural areas lending a unique character to each province. Languages and dialects in China include Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, and others. China's religious groups include Tao, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and atheist.


This page provides national genealogy resources from the Peoples Republic of China and links to its provinces.

Provincial List

Please email the Coordinator if would like to volunteer for a project, would like to coordinate a province, volunteer for the lookup exchange, translate for this page, or any of the pages below.

[ N China ] [ NE China ] [ E China ] [ C China ] [ S China ] [ SW China ]
[ Tibet-Qinghai ]

* Denotes a city

Province Coordinator Capital / Population - million (location)
Anhui Email Me! Hefei / 52 (map)
*Beijing Email Me! / 11 (map)
Fujian Email Me! Fuzhou / 31 (map)
Gansu Email Me! Lanzhou / 24 (map)
Guangdong Email Me! Guangzhou / 66 (map)
Guangxi Email Me! Nanning / 44 (map)
Guizhou Email Me! Guiyang / 35 (map)
Hainan Email Me! Haikou / 7 (map)
Hebei Email Me! Shijiazhuang / 65 (map)
Heilongjiang Email Me! Harbin / 26 (map)
Henan Email Me! Zhengzhou / 92 (map)
Hong Kong Email Me! (map)
Hubei Email Me! Wuhan / 57 (map)
Hunan Email Me! Changsha / 64 (map)
Inner Mongolia Email Me! Hohot / 23 (map)
Jiangsu Email Me! Nanjing / 70 (map)
Jiangxi Email Me! Nanchang / 41 (map)
Jilin Email Me! Changchun / 26 (map)
Liaoning Email Me! Shengyang / 40 (map)
Ningxia Email Me! Yinchuan / 5.1 (map)
Qinghai Email Me! Xining / 4.9 (map)
Shaanxi Email Me! Xi'an / 34 (map)
Shandong Email Me! Jinan / 88 (map)
*Shanghai Email Me! / 12 (map)
Shanxi Email Me! Taiyuan / 31 (map)
Sichuan Email Me! Chengdu / 110 (map)
*Tianjin Email Me! / 5.5 (map)
Tibet Dave Lawrence Lhasa / 2.3 (map)
Xinjiang Email Me! Urumqi / 16.1 (map)
Yunnan Email Me! Kunming / 38 (map)
Zhejiang Email Me! Hangzhou / 43 (map)
Hosting a Province

Information for hosting one of the above provinces

Queries and Surnames

General queries and surnames not specific to any province

Translation Exchange

People willing to translate small amounts of records from Chinese to English

Lookup Exchange

People willing to lookup resources for genealogists

Government Resources

History & Culture

Genealogy Resources

To contribute information, or take part in the above exchanges, please contact the ChinaGenWeb Coordinator at: dave@fuzzo.com with ChinaGenWeb in the SUBJECT line of your message.

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