One of the newest features of the Illinois State Genealogical Society’s website is a Surname Database. Anyone can search the database and make contact with the person who submitted the listing, however, only ISGS members may submit a name to the database.
How It Works
ISGS members submit surnames, along with location information and dates. The information is then added to the database, which is available to the public. Anyone who searches the database and finds a surname of interest can then contact the ISGS member through the website (Note: The ISGS member’s email address is not visible to the public to protect their privacy.)
ISGS members who wish to submit their surnames can complete the online form. Surnames will appear within a day or two after submitting the online form.