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Posted by Sinhin Wong on July 12, 2000 at 04:58:48:

Singaporean students trace their family ancestry in cyberspace

Chinese genealogy website Chineseroots.com reaches out to young adults at university information and communication technology fair

Singapore, July 12, 2000 - Teens and young adults in Singapore will have the chance to learn all about building an online Jia Pu (family ancestry record in Chinese) come next month. Chineseroots.com, the leading multilingual Chinese genealogy and family services provider, will be showcased at elive@2000, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fair at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Together with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and NUS’ Science Computer-based Learning Centre, two government-backed organizations, Chineseroots.com will be creating widespread awareness and sharing how ICT can enhance the lives of teens and young adults in school, family, career development and leisure avenues.

“The Internet technology era has advanced to a stage where we are able to blend the traditional with modern technology, and Chineseroots’ mantra of connecting families online is all about this balance,” says Steve Simpson, CEO of Chineseroots.com Inc. “Tradition, culture, family history and ancestry has always been perceived as old-world. We want to excite and enable youngsters to re-discover their heritage and family values through new technology that will finally translate to better relationships in all facets of their lives.”

The ICT fair will be held on August 10 -11, 2000 at the Arts Forum, NUS, from 1000 - 1800 hrs. The fair will reach out to the entire tertiary student population in Singapore, including universities, junior colleges and polytechnics, as well as to members of the public.

About Chineseroots.com Inc.
Chineseroots.com Inc. is building the most engaging online community for Chinese families on the Internet. Its three web properties, Chineseroots.com (in English and Chinese) and Chinesekin.com, all functioning independently, offer comprehensive resources and interactive tools that connect Chinese families. Chineseroots.com's exclusive alliance with Shanghai Library, known to possess the world’s largest collection of Chinese ancestry records, provides access to 90,000 catalogued volumes of family details dating back to the 10th century. Other industry partnerships include various world renowned genealogy organizations such as the Taiwan Surnames Association and the Shanxi Genealogy Centre in China. The web sites are in English, Chinese Big 5, and Chinese GB. Privately held, Chineseroots.com, Inc., is based in Singapore. For more information, visit
Contact :
Faye Kuan, Chineseroots.com Inc
+65 3317 209 / +65 9690 5320
faye@chineseroots.com



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