Hakka is an important ethnic group of the Han nationality. It is known for its constant migration and solidarity. It is widely distributed on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and in dozens of countries and regions around the world. For thousands of years, in the process of continuous migration, the Hakkas have inherited the fine traditions of the Chinese nation's genealogy culture, and completely recorded the Hakka ancestors and their descendants from the Central Plains to the Fujian-Guangdong border, and then moved to Taiwan, at home and abroad. The migration process has completely preserved the historical development of the Hakka people's reproduction and development in the ancestral homes and emigration areas, and the continuation of generations. It clearly describes the social and economic development, folk culture and clan system of the Hakka people's era and their areas. It records the heroic deeds and good character of the Hakka people who have been persevering, patriotic and loving, and struggling since the Opium War in Chinese history. They are unique in the treasure house of Chinese genealogy culture and are irreplaceable.
In the process of migration, the Hakkas have a strong sense of ethnicity in order to cope with the challenges of the natural and social environment. They respect the ancestors, compile the genealogy, preserve the memory, and enhance the internal cohesiveness and identity. Therefore, the genealogy compiled by the Hakka people Not only is the system complete, the content is rich, but the inheritance is orderly, the form is diverse, and the style is unique. In the vast historical archives of China, grassroots folk archives with strong folk characteristics and such a complete system as the guest family genealogy are rare, and are precious folk archives worth cherishing.
The guest family records that the ancestors of the Hakkas came from the Central Plains, or the country, or the official position, or the family name. and also recorded the migration history of the Hakka people, which can play the role of the original source.