Virtual Surname Wall Submissions

The following is an announcement from the Southern California Genealogical Society:

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces a new service to help families connect with their cousins from around the world. The SCGS Virtual Surname Wall will be unveiled at the 38th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, June 8-10 in Burbank, CA.

“The Surname Wall, complete with index cards and Post-It notes, has been a tradition at Jamborees of the past,” said Paula Hinkel, society president.”This new digital format will expand the service far beyond the walls of the Convention Center.

“We invite you to write your surnames on our Virtual Surname Wall. We all talk about how our brick walls get in our way. This is one Wall that could help for a change,” Hinkel continued.
There is no charge for this service, and the offer is open to the public.E ntries submitted by May 22 will be included in the 2007 Virtual Surname Wall at Jamboree. Later submissions will be included in a free-accessonline database that will be available on the SCGS website this summer.

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I just went on and added some surnames! It took only a few minutes! What a great idea!