Advertise with us 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. 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


At present we have an exclusive argreement in place for all of our advertising slots.

If you wish to talk to us about possible future availability please contact us.