Discovering my Chinese Family History in China

How I researched and visited my family's ancestral villages in China in 2016
Where do I start?

 

I spent weeks thinking through and planning for my trip to China, a country where I  I no longer had any immediate family, and could barely speak the language. Needless to say, it was an intimidating endeavour. But you can learn more about how I prepared and planned for my trip here.

What was it like?

 

It took me months to process everything once I returned home. You can read more about my travel experiences here.