A method of modifying a database using a fingerprint form. User account information is entered into a computer database record and is marked as incomplete. A fingerprint form is then generated which pre-encodes the user account information on the form. The form is sent to the user, who places his or her fingerprints on the form before returning it. The user's fingerprints are then electronically scanned and encoded from the form and associated with the user account information stored in the computer database record. If the user's fingerprints are unreadable or illegible after electronically analyzing the form, a replacement form is automatically generated and sent to the user. If the user's fingerprints are legible, the prints are compared to all previously stored fingerprints in the computer database to determine if there is a match. If there is a match, the user record is marked as frozen and all associated users are notified. Otherwise, the user record is marked as complete.