Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Surnames Are Showing!

Did you that there are close to 400 surnames of Illinois ancestors in the ISGS Surname Research Database  ( which allows any visitor to view surname information and contact researchers? Make a visit and see if there isn't a member of ISGS who might be researching one of your surnames. Then leave a message and who knows, you might be breaking down a brick wall!

While the public can review the entries in the ISGS Surname Research Database and contact researchers, only members of ISGS can submit their surname information to be listed in the database. Click here to learn about the other ISGS membership benefits and how you can join ISGS.

One neat feature of the database:  researcher contact information is never displayed or given out! The database acts as a “message relay” system and lets the ISGS member decide if they want to contact the other researcher!

For complete instructions on how to use the ISGS Surname Research Database, please see Surname Research Help.

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