Welcome to the Surname Tree

Together with your relatives, build up your Collection to discover the past and benefit future generations.

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Your Personal Collection

The Surname Tree brings together everything in your family tree, biographies of every relative, birth and death certificates as well as marriages and divorces, wills, publications, photographs etc. Everything is searchable, and much of it is available only to the family, for this and future generations.

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Everyone can contribute

This Collection is the culmination of the work of the curators of your Surname Tree, building on previous research by ancestors past and relatives present, as well as occasional contributions from interested visitors. Your contributions would also be most welcome.

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Start with your immediate family

Add your relatives and descendants

Include tidbits and photos

Add certificates and documents to the Library

Link documents to relatives with mentions

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On the Surname Tree, you and your relatives contribute recollections on the various branches of your family into a single collection of information and documents, creating a unique and lasting heritage for future generations

A curator pays the monthly subscription, so other relatives do not have to pay anything, relatives can contribute in any way they can, adding information, photos or anecdotes to build up the biographies and celebrate every ancestor.

Your Collection


Anyone can see and search non-living relatives

Your relatives have free access to everything

Privacy - limited information for non-relatives about any relative

Visitors need a Day Pass for full access to all content and to visit the Library

Non-relatives can also purchase access to any documents in the Library

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Find the unknown and unexpected influences on your life


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