The Ancestors File is an alphabetized database to be used as a research tool. Ancestors of each member submitting a 5-generation pedigree chart are listed along with their date and place of birth, marriage, and death. Also included are the spouse and parents of each ancestor, if known. Approximately 5,000 ancestors are included in this file. Original ancestor charts and a computerized printout of the Ancestor File are brought to the meetings to allow members and guests to look to see if someone in the society is researching a common ancestry.