When Adam Liu decided to research his family roots, he soon hit a wall with the great-grandfather who left China to seek his fortune in Singapore in the 1890s. He decided to hire a tiny start-up called My China Roots.
How do you start searching for a family in a country of 1.3 billion? At a time when family tree business is more booming than ever, Dutch entrepreneur Huihan Lie runs the first-ever professional genealogy service business for overseas people of Chinese descent.
Huihan Lie, a 36-year-old Dutch citizen, never expected he would someday make a profession out of helping fellow overseas Chinese find their roots through jiapu or “ancestry book”, when he first visited China in 2004.
In southeast China, long-held memories, stories, and even properties still await those who’ve gone abroad to seek their fortunes. Join the descendants of these overseas Chinese as they return in search of the ancestral keys to their family history.