Confucius Descendants to Digitize Family Tree
The descendants of Chinese philosopher Confucius digitized the books that are said to delineating the ancient philosopher’s family tree that is believed to be the largest in the world. By digitizing the books it will now be easier for scholars to revise.
The family tree paper collection contains the record of all 83 generations of his offspring’s of over 2 million people. The collection has 43,000 pages and totaled 80 books can now fit a portable thumb drive once it’s digitized. The digitized version will have embedded search bars, diagrams and other analytical functions that can sort out demographic and other information. A 77th generation descendant of Confucius the chief compiler of the philosophers genealogy books said the decision to digitize the books was a great ideas and is now easier to do revisions to the family tree.
Editors can make changes on their own computer the send the updated packages to its users using the internet. This will ensure that the family will always be updated.
All of the nine versions of the historical revisions will undergo digitization, there will also be customized versions for descendants in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. The digitized family tree is designed to be viewed tree shaped and by entering a name in the search bar one can get the complete family tree in just one click.