AHSGR members are encouraged to submit their genealogy information. This allows AHSGR to add each member's information to our database and to assist researchers make connections to other people researching the same family lines. New members are provided with blank genealogy forms upon joining AHSGR, including a Membership Data Form, Ancestral Chart, and Family Group Chart. One of each form is required from a member before the information is added to AHSGR's database (now holding approximately 460,000 entries). Members who use genealogy software may print the Ancestral Chart and Family Group Chart forms from their computer and also submit their genealogy information on a diskette or via E-mail in GEDCOM format. Refer to your genealogy software manual for information on preparing a GEDCOM file. Instructions on entering data so that it is compatible with AHSGR's database are available from AHSGR or from Instructions on Submitting GEDCOM files.
The Surname Exchange is a listing of all surnames being researched by current members. The Surname Exchange is published in its entirety every other year (1997, 1999), with updates produced in the off years. The Surname Exchange enables researchers to contact other AHSGR members researching the same surnames and to begin networking. To be listed in the Surname Exchange, a member must submit a hard copy of one each of the three genealogy forms mentioned above, even if the information is submitted in GEDCOM format. These forms may be obtained from AHSGR or printed from our web site. Past issues of the Surname Exchange may be obtained by purchasing AHSGR's genealogical publication Clues or by obtaining this publication through the interlibrary loan service at one's local, public library. See the store on our web site for information on how to purchase Clues.
PLEASE NOTE: You may only update forms that you personally have submitted. We may not change any information on other members' forms without their written consent.