The I.G.I. DeMystified

Author, S. D. Young

The I.G.I. DeMystified book cover

Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 69 pages, 8-1/2" x 11"
Published: 2003
Publisher: The Family Historian
Language: English
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1-894216-03-2
ISBN - 13: 978-1-894216-03-6
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If you have used, or hope to use, the International Genealogical Index on or at a Family History Centre then you need to read this booklet.

This booklet explains, in detail, the ins and outs of the International Genealogy Index:

  • what information is contained on the I.G.I. and what original source information has been eliminated,
  • the 12 major pitfalls of the I.G.I.,
  • how to interpret the batch numbers and source references,
  • how to use the I.G.I. to best advantage in your research,
  • the significance of the difference between member and extracted information,
  • how to get more information from Salt Lake City,
  • how Phillimore's relates to the I.G.I.,
  • points to consider while searching for East European ancestors,
  • how the I.G.I. relates to Ancestral File; and,
  • the evolution of the I.G.I. from its earliest creation.

Special features include a batch number quick reference table and a table of the changes from the Julian to Gregorian calendars, and chapters concerning the Parish and Vital Records Index, negotiating around the familysearch website and how the I.G.I. compares to the Vital Records Index.

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