Shezhire (kaz.) is a genealogical family tree of the Kazakhs and other Turkish nations, such as the Tatars and Bashkirs. Usually it is a written or verbal recall of ancestors by direct male line.
A widespread synonymous of Shezhire is ZHETIATA (translated from the Kazakh as Seven Grandfathers). It is supposed that knowledge of shezhire (or their ancestors to the seventh generation) is requirement for every Kazakh.
Turkic nations through the ages
Almost all Turkish people have saved and carried through the centuries «SHEZHIRE» that is the genealogy of their family and nation. Small number of nations in the world keeps such amount of records about ancestors. Every Kazakh proudly calls his genus of origin. The concept of "ZHETIATA" (translated from Kazakh as SEVEN GRANDFATHERS) is a necessity to keep in the memory of your grandfathers’ chain and it is accepted by everyone in Kazakhstan, but everyone hardly can call the names of all seven direct ancestors.
Accumulation of name records in our date base has turned out to the source of information that is unique by volume and quality. More than 679 672 name records have been collected and systemized in Global Shezhire for 16 years of hard work made by about 5000 authors – shezhireshi.
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