Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
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How To Lookup A Surname

GSSI's Surname Database gives researchers an easy way to search for surnames of interest and to connect with the GSSI member who is researching the name (all names in the database are provided by GSSI members).
  • To search the Database, enter a surname and then click on the "magnifying glass icon".
  • Click on the "eye icon" to open a Surname Detail window (which can be printed).
  • If you have a potentiall match, click the "envelope icon" to open the Surname Inquiry Emailer tool making it easy for you to contact the member who posted the information.