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Overview is a free online database, that tries to provide the most likely origins for a surname. Launched in 2006, the SurnameDB team remains committed to fostering current relationships and to building new partnerships with advertisers and affiliates in order to remain a 100% free history source.

Audience is visited by hundreds of thousands of unique visitors every month. The community is 58% female, with a lot of young adults in the audience (unusual for the genealogy sector) who are actively in search of new products, services and information related to family and history.

You can find out more about our audience here:

Advertising Specifications accepts most IAB approved ad unit types and sizes which can be found on the Interactive Advertising Bureau website. The most common ad units include:

  • mrec: 300 x 250
  • leaderboard: 728 x 90

Get Started

There are two options to begin advertising on

Google Adwords: You want to test advertising and want your ads online right away.

  • Sign in to your AdWords account.
  • Click the Tools and Analysis drop-down menu and select Placement Tool
  • Enter "" under "website", click Search and available inventory will appear.
  • Select the checkboxes next to each placement you'd like to add and click Add to account drop-down menu and select "My placement ideas"
  • Choose a campaign and ad group where you'd like to add your placements and click Save and continue

Sponsorship Partners: If you have a special requirements, such as a requirement to use your own ad server. Sponsorship partners enjoy:

  • account managers who constantly monitors ad performance, provides analysis and suggests ad modifications
  • ad targeting based on key demographics and geography
  • specify frequency, rate limiting and other parameters
  • guaranteed reach and impression packages available

Contact us to begin advertising


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