Clan Associations in Singapore

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Singapore Wiki Topics
Flag of Singapore.svg.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Singapore Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Singapore is Chincm

Clan Associations/Kongsi/宗親會[edit | edit source]

Clan associations or Kongsi are social organizations of origin found among overseas Chinese communities for individuals on the basis of kinship. Some were founded as a haven for people of a specific surname; others are regional and may be for those seeking help based upon a city or region in China; still others may be for just one family of a given surname or peoples of a certain dialect. Many of the kongsis have genealogical information; some have more than others. Below are a list of clan associations in Singapore.