More than 500 Family Members in China gather for a Family Photo

Now this was a successful family reunion!

More than 500 members of the Ren family gathered together for a reunion and a group photo several months in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang to celebrate the completion of the family tree. The gathering was in celebration of the publication of updated family tree records that documents 2,000 LIVING relatives.

That’s a lot of cousins!

The assembled crowd was so large they had to use a drone in order to include everyone in one photograph.

“One reason was to understand where our descendants have spread to, where they have ended up and where they live, to account to our ancestors,” Village Chief Ren Tuanjie said. “And another reason was also to let descendants all over the country know their roots, so that wherever they go they will not forget where they come from.”

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One Comment

David Paul Davenport September 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Wonderful story. Too bad the Board for Certified Genealogists does not support similar efforts in the United States. BCG’s standards do not allow identifying living people.


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