As the leading company in Chinese genealogy today, we help you locate your ancestral home and conduct onsite research on your behalf. We find traces such as family history books (jiapu/zupu), clan temples, and graves; uncover stories about your ancestors by collecting oral histories; and connect with distant family still living in the area. Along the way, we take photos, films, and audio recordings of all your ancestral footprints.
Born and raised in the key ancestral regions of today’s Chinese Overseas, our researchers are young, dynamic, and curious locals, at ease with the customs and dialects of your ancestral hometown.
Bring your roots search full circle by traveling to your ancestral hometown in person. We will design a tailored itinerary for you to visit historic places of relevance to your ancestors and Chinese Overseas at large, such as clan associations, ports, and overseas Chinese museums.
We provide bilingual guides, whose cross-cultural fluency will bridge any linguistic and cultural gaps between you and your reunited family. We also help you capture your experience with immersive filmsdocumenting your roots trip.
With our network of historians, anthropologists, and translators, we deliver in-depth family websites that allow you to go back in time and step into the shoes of your ancestors.
Learn about everything from the foods they ate and the weddings they celebrated, to the impact of big events in world history upon life in their hometown. Richly illustrated with photos and maps, our websites are personal, insightful, and tailored to the whole family.
“A real, tangible connection to the past that runs in my own bloodline! From the beginning I was impressed with the professionalism, scope of knowledge and sensitivity displayed by My China Roots, which culminated in the discovery of our clan line going back over two thousand years!” – Adam
“Is it even worth searching? No less than seven generations ago, my ancestors left Fujian and sailed south. I was sceptical at first, and indeed, our village’s clan jiapu was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. However, My China Roots ended up finding our jiapu, not in China, but in Singapore!” – Nio S.G.
“My roots are somehow real now, they are part of me From the moment the research started, I found myself on a wonderful, personal journey that unfolded along with the search for my grandfather. Our long-awaited trip to Kaiping was personally guided by Huihan, and because of his cultural and historical knowledge, we found more answers than we would have ever found with a standard guide.” – Lesley
“Tracing the woman who saved our adopted daughter What made our adopted daughter’s roots trip so special was the personal touch, the interesting information on China’s rich culture and history, and the possibility to tailor the trip exactly as we wanted it. My China Roots, you made at least two families very happy by re-uniting us!” – Anne
“I can now truly appreciate my heritage and the struggles my forefathers went through for the good life I am living now Although I was not able to visit the village in person, I was still able to experience it through My China Roots’ researchers. A highlight of their research trip was meeting my grandfather’s cousin live on Skype. My China Roots helped with translation during our calls, something that an ordinary genealogist would not be able to do.” – Nicholas