The Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee (孔子世家谱续修工作协会) is responsible for collecting, collating and publishing the 2,500 years' worth of genealogical data associated with Confucius. The fifth edition of the Confucius genealogy was printed in September 2009. The collecting and collating of the fifth edition started in 1998, when Kong Deyong, a 77th-generation descendant, established the committee in Hong Kong. The last major previous publication of the Confucius genealogy was in 1930.
- ^ "New Confucius Genealogy out next year". China Internet Information Center. 2008. http://www.china.org.cn/china/features/content_16696029.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01. "With a history of over 2,500 years covering more than 80 generations, and the longest family tree in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, the fifth edition of the Confucius Genealogy will be printed in several volumes in 2009, according to an organizer of the Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee (CGCC)."
- ^ "Updated Confucius family tree has two million members". Xinhua News Agency. February 16, 2008. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/16/content_7616027.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-01. "The registration work started in 1998, when Kong Deyong, 77th-generation descendant established the committee in Hong Kong. More than 450 branches were set up around the world to assist the work."
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