Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. Here in Gan Family Tree, we attempt to record our family history. In the modern society today, families tend to be scattered all over the world. One of the goals of Gan Family Tree is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.
What is a Family Tree?
A family tree, or pedigree chart, is a chart representing family relationships in a conventional tree structure. The longest family tree in the world today is that of the Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius (551–479 BC), and he is the descendant of King Tang (1675–1646 BC). The tree spans more than 80 generations, and includes more than 2 million members. An international effort involving more than 450 branches around the world was started in 1998 to retrace and revise this family tree. A new edition of the Confucius genealogy was printed in September 2009 by the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee, to coincide with the 2560th anniversary of the birth of the Chinese thinker. This latest edition is expected to include some 1.3 million living members who are scattered around the world today.
Gan Family Tree is a priviledge service for members of Gan Clan Singapore. If you wish to submit your family details to us and build up your own family tree, please click here for submission.