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  1. Trying to find out more on Hwangbo (my grandfather’s last name). Only saw the stuff on wikipedia about a PM and some kind of queen but I don’t know if that’s at all related. Want to know if all Hwangbos are related or is it like a “Smith” thing?

  2. Hello, I’m searching for my mother’s 2 sisters who were given up for adoption when she was 5 years old in Korea. When my mom was 5, her mother, Chong Ok Choe, passed away and for reason’s unknown to her, her father, Pyong Ok Kim, gave her older and younger sister away. Old paperwork she has lists her sisters names and DOB’s. She has no idea if her sisters ended up together or were separated. If they were separated, the youngest may not remember anything, because she was approx. 1 years old when their mother passed. Any useful information to help in finding them would be appreciated.

    Yong Ae Kim – DOB: 11/7/1958
    Hwa Cha Kim – DOB: 8/15/1964

  3. Hi, my name is Sandra and I am trying to find my family in Seoul. We left Korea in 1983 when I was 7 years old. My mother’s name was Noh Hui Chi. She had an older brother, Noh Jae Jin who had 5 sons and 1 daughter. My mother had an older sister, but I don’t recall her name since I called her Emo. She had 2 daughters and a son. The youngest was my mother’s brother, Noh Jae Sun. He had 2 sons and 1 daughter. My grandmother was a Buddhist monk that lived in Incheon. I have a book of my ancestors, but it is all in Korean and I can’t read it. What can I do to find my family?

  4. I have met an iron door of no access to start genealogy on my maternal side. My mom, I believed spelled Suk Cha Yu married my dad and moved from Seoul to the states by because their marriage failed and for other reasons she cut herself off from me when I was a child. Can anyone tell me anything or point me in the direction of finding more out about her maiden sir name, YU?

  5. Hello! Do you have any idea where do UMs from? Or what’s their ancestral history? Great site btw.

  6. Looking at a Korean Geneology book. Many names have a second name, and a Korean referred to this second name as ‘Ho”. Example: Name is listed as Lim Moon Do (Che Kyoung). A second example is Lim Kan Taek (Nak Jung). Any help on the meaning or purpose of the second name in parentheses?

    • I have also seen two names in some genealogies during some time periods. I am also searching for more information about that practice. So far I have learned that kings were given a name at birth and a new name at the temple and as a reigning king they were known by the new name. I’m curious if that is similar to the other records of people with two names listed or if it is a reference to a parent or something.

  7. Just found a really old jokbo at Centre for Korean Studies Materials http://www.kostma.net/?lang=en. I haven’t gone through the site but it looks really interesting. There’s a link to “Archive of Old Manuscripts.” The link to the jokbo came up in a google search and is at http://www.kostma.net/FamilyTree/PersonView.aspx?personid=pd025454&person_uci=.

  8. Do you know of good resources to learn Korean?

  9. Do you have any questions or need help? Please ask…

  10. Do you know of any good resources for Korean genealogy? Please share them…

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