Talk:International Genealogical Index

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IGI Coverage[edit source]

Hi, I've begun a page on IGI coverage. Can this page link to it? Murphynw 00:13, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

I think that's a worthy endeavor. I am curious as to how you will approach this. When the IGI was on fiche, the coverage table (the PVRL) was huge. I don't recall how many fiche it consumed (no more than 2 or 3, I think). Printed, the PVRL more than filled one or more 3-ring binders.
RaymondRS 15:01, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
There are about a dozen fiche. I've been scanning them into PDF files, which I've uploaded into the Wiki. Murphynw 02:38, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Great idea.Good job Nathan. RaymondRS 15:06, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

What I Miss About the old IGI[edit source]

After I obtained a batch number for an ancestor whose name I knew,  I would do a batch search using the last name to bring up all family names in that batch.  If I didn't have a batch number, I would use Hugh Wallis' website.  One can search his website by locality.  He then shows the batch numbers and the surname can be search from his site.  All this can be done on the new FamilySearch Search.  But after I had done all this in the old IGI, I had the ability to select the names I wanted and then generate a gedcom that included all the names I selected.  I would make that GEDCOM into a PAF file.  Then I would make a comma delineated file from the PAF file.  This file is a spreadsheet that can be arranged so that families can be put together.  It was an exciting method for finding relatives and clues to even more families.  Also the GEDCOM obtained from the IGI included citations that would include the batch number which would lead me to the original extracted records.

Sandra 14:38, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Sandra Jarvis March 14, 2013 7:37am

IGI is a helpful tool Please bring it back.[edit source]

This question or concern has been resolved.

In preparing my family records, I like to know when the temple ordinances were done and in which temple.  The New Family Search often does not give that information.  It only says the work is done.  The old IGI gave us the information of which temple and what date.  I do wish that information was still available.  I know that much of the work was done in duplicate, sometimes 10 or 20 times.  I realize that may be embarrassing, but it makes the point that we need to check for duplicates before we clear a name for ordinances.  I really would like the ordinance dates and temples available again.

Thank you,   Larry Adams

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                                                                                 Robert 14:38, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Page Name Change
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This question or concern has been resolved.

The name of this page makes for very ugly URLs. In some cases it can appear as awful as . What does everyone think about having the current page name redirect to a page titled "International Genealogical Index"? Acronyms should be handled in page content, not page title.

                                                                                          Robert 14:38, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

I have today moved the page to remove the abbreviation from the article title. The acronym is set-up as a redirect and should also be mentioned in the article itself. --Steve (talk| contribs) 17:28, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you![edit source]

This explanation of the IGI (and what ended up where on the new iterations of is the clearest, most helpful information I've seen on the topic.  Thanks for taking the time to explain (and to link to the blog posts)! Lise 16:17, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

A Clear Explaination[edit source]

This explains to me clearly why in some other - site(s) there is so much conflicting information. Here it is straight forward and I have found some minor errors, but on the whole the information is far more accurate.
However, over the past couple of months, images which were on the site are no longer available. The more I understand the more I want to make sure my prior info is correct.those did verify my transcripts were correct.

While typically undesirable,​ it is still possible to search by batch number[edit source]

Why would a batch search be undesirable, seems like a very useful search to me, especially since we can not do a film number search? ==== (I have no tildes) Sister K Dodd

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