Have you ever wondered who else in SDGS is researching certain ancestors/surnames and locations?

Three new Fields have been added to the Membership Directory for:

* Surnames

* Countries 

* US States 

To find other members researching a common surname or location: 

1) go to

2) log in down in the lower left hand corner. 

3) up above in the Members Only section of the navigation menu, select Membership List. This will take you to an alphabetical listing of our members. 

4) At the top of that screen select Advanced Search.

5) At the bottom of this list of search options, you will find search boxes for CountriesUS States, and Surnames.

6) Type in surname or location in appropriate boxes.

7) select “search”

You will be given a list of members who also have this surname or location.

To enter your information, 

1) Look back down in the lower left corner of the Home Page and you will see a link for View Profile

2) This leads to your membership directory entry. 

3) at the top go to Edit profile

Enter the Countries, US States, and Surnames you are researching. 

You do not need to enter this information if you do not want to. If you have questions or problems, please contact Anne Turhollow at

If you like, you can also go to Join the Conversation page and enter "Create a Topic" on a conversation thread to ask a question to the SDGS Community. 

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San Diego, CA 92163


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