• In this Oct. 13, 2015 photo, Hwang You Yeon, left, points at his family’s two-volume gemological book written in 1723 at a museum commemorating one of his prominent ancestors in Paju, South Korea. Historic clan villages keep centuries-old genealogical books that they say have been handed down from generation to generation. The Yun family in Paju keeps woodblocks used to publish its family tree from 1630 to 1863; and Kim Sun Won has a modern version of genealogical books at his home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    In S. Korea, a town of Kims _ and an unusual shared history

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.