Chinese Genealogy website makes English Language debut

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Chinese Genealogy website makes English Language debut extends global reach to non-Chinese-speaking overseas Chinese.

Singapore, July 1, 2000 - Inc., the leading multilingual Chinese genealogy and family services provider, today announced that its lead Chinese language website,, is now available in the English language. is a comprehensive Chinese genealogy online resource that helps the Chinese diaspora search their roots and connect with their families., the well-known resource for Chinese-speaking families, now has its English language site housed under the main domain name at Its proprietary channels provide a host of free information on Chinese ancestry, family history and related topics never sighted before on the World Wide Web. Its powerful search engine is the first-of-its-kind on a single platform, allowing seven English variations of a surname to be input and searched on its growing surname records. Surfers will be able to ask a team of Chineseroots genealogy experts for advice and take part in its online message boards and discussion groups.

"We are pleased to announce the long-awaited launch of in the English language. Our stable of multi-language websites, will expand our reach to the growing 1.3 billion Chinese population in the world," said Steve Simpson, CEO of Inc. "We are committed to building the most compelling online community for Chinese families by providing them with a meaningful and exciting on-line experience."

Services in both the Chinese and English language websites are presently available free-of-charge to anyone with access to the Internet. They will each offer unique contents on Chinese genealogy, ancestry, family history and culture.    

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Feature channels:

Chineseroots 101 - an introduction to Chinese genealogy, its history and fundamentals.

Book of Hundred Surnames - Read about the 500 most well-known surnames, with data fields such as Ranking, Origin, Evolution and Famous Personalities.

News and articles - interesting stories and updated information for the entire family dug up by our team of roving journalists.

Interactive channels:

Surname Dictionary - surname variations over time make research almost impossible on an English platform. Here, input seven English variations of the surname, and trace this back to the original surname. This search engine is the first of its kind on the Internet.

Gen Guru - the Chineseroots team of Chinese genealogy experts will answer questions on genealogy, surname, family tree, ancestry and related topics. A suite of family tools, including message boards and discussion groups, will be available soon.

About Inc. Inc. is building the most engaging online community for Chinese families on the Internet. Its three web properties, (in English and Chinese) and, all functioning independently, offer comprehensive resources and interactive tools that connect Chinese families. The web sites are in English, Chinese Big 5, and Chinese GB. Privately held,, Inc., is based in Singapore. For more information, visit

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Faye Kuan, Corporate Communications Manager, Inc,

Phone : +65 3317 209, +65 9690 5320, Email : [email protected]

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