Our Surname Database has only been active a few months and already we have over 150 surnames collected!
This database was created to allow people to connect with others who are researching the same surname in a particular area and/or time period. Anyone can search the database and connect with the person who made the submission. The submitter’s email address is kept private and the inquiry is sent securely through the ISGS website. It is up to the submitter to respond to the inquiry and exchange contact information if desired.
To learn more about how the database works, including how to conduct a search, refer to our Surname Research Help guide, found under the Surname Research menu in the left-hand menu bar.
Only ISGS members may submit surnames to the database as one of our many membership benefits. Members are encouraged to submit surnames to the database. Simply complete the Surname Form for each surname you would like to submit. Submissions will be entered into the Surname Database within a day or so.
Remember to check the database often, as we are continually adding names.