INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING GENEALOGY TO DESDSTORY.COM
HOW DO I START?
REGISTER for a user account. By registering, you will be included in the email updates and comments on individuals listed in the Descendants Database. (IMPORTANT: both user name and password are Case Sensitive)
Enter the surname you are looking for in the SEARCH box at the upper right. Women are listed with their maiden surname which follows the standardized genealogical naming pattern for charts; all individuals are listed with their Father’s surname.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FAMILY?
Print a Family Group Sheet (FGS): From the main page, go to Resources on the far RIGHT; select FREE GENEALOGY FORMS & CHARTS. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select FAMILY GROUP RECORD and PRINT. For family groups with more children, repeat the first two steps, then select FAMILY GROUP RECORD CONT to print a second page for your family group.
Complete the Family Group Sheet (FGS) with names, dates, places of birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial, etc. or with as much information as you have available. All input is important and any personal knowledge or other interesting facts about your family group is also welcome.
You do not need to submit copies of source documents, however, please extract all pertinent info from your sources and submit with your FGS.
Photos – Your old photos may hold valuable clues to your early San Diego genealogy. If you are unable to scan your photos, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY either by mail or email. We will make arrangements to copy your old photos while they are still in your possession.
Submittal: There are two ways to submit your information to the DESDstory web site:
Your information will be reviewed by the Descendant Research Team and will be entered into the database as time allows.
EXPLORE! Spend some time clicking around our site. This genealogy site is meant to be fun and there are many interesting options that you can use. We are just starting to build this database, so keep in mind that all options may not be working to full capacity.
For an excellent example of what is available on DESDStory, scroll to the bottom of our Home Page and click on the TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding) link. A Demo link is available on the blue bar at top of page which demonstrates all the amazing possibilities of our website.