Reference Centre, LDS Resources

I.G.I. Batch Number Index

After 1991, no information of submitters, whether LDS Church members or not, was recorded on the source documentation.  Consequently, the original temple record, as microfilmed, shows little more than what you see on the I.G.I. entry for the individual.


A

Entry generated from LDS Temple sealings.  If sealing date was 1942-1969 the records are stored in the Archive Section of the Family Group Records collection.  Many of these have now been added to the IGI on-line at Family Search.  Do a batch number search on-line at Family Search to find a complete list of all surnames and events submitted by one individual.

C, P, M
(except M17 & M18)

Entries extracted from original source records, such as parish registers, civil registration records, and census.  There are no restrictions on obtaining copies of the original source entry.  C and P entries are drawn from birth or christening records, while M entries are drawn from marriage records.

D

Entries submitted and appear in the Suspended File where ordinances have been delayed for several years.  These batch numbers only appear on Patron Notification letters sent by the Church and are accompanied by a different batch number.  The alternate batch number contained in the letter can be used to trace the original source of the information.

E

Entries extracted from original sources in order to permit proxy baptisms and endowments.  To find the source call number for the source marriage record of an E------ batch entry, in the I.G.I. Batch Number Index locate the corresponding M------ batch number. For example, the source call number for batch E005361 will be shown with the batch M005361.

F

Submitted to the IGI by LDS members and non-members in the form of the old-style Individual Records and Family Group Records.   There is often incomplete and/or incorrect information on the submitted record.  If information was submitted between 1978-1990 the first two digits following the 'F' signify the year in which it was received by the LDS.  If submitted 1987-1990 the first digit after 'F' may be 5 or 6.  Inconsistent numbering as LDS used two formats for Family Group Records.  Caution is urged using these records as neither the LDS, the UGS nor the FHL is responsible for accuracy of information submitted by any of these individuals.

H

Entries are generated by the LDS members for other deceased LDS Church members from the membership records of those deceased members.  All records have not yet been entered onto the I.G.I..  As there was no living descendant of the member to perform the ordinances, there is a 95-year waiting period from a marriage date and 110-year waiting period from a birth or christening date before the deceased member's event record will be indexed.

I

Entries extracted from original sources through the current digitisation of records and the on-line volunteer extraction program.  Use the source call number shown with the on-line entry to view the original record.  One I------ batch number has been assigned to more than one locale on the same film and in many instances the I.G.I. entry shows an incorrect place assigned to the event.  Accordingly, to be certain of the event place the microfilm will have to be viewed.

J

Represents entries of events for males.  Entries extracted from original source records, such as parish registers, civil registration records, and census.  There are no restrictions on obtaining copies of the original source entry.

K

Represents entries of events for females.  Entries extracted from original source records, such as parish registers, civil registration records, and census.  There are no restrictions on obtaining copies of the original source entry.

L

Entries are generated by the LDS from submitted Family Group Records of members and non-members from a computerized temple.  See also batch number T90, below.  The Source Call Number is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library.

M17 & M18

LDS-generated from Temple marriage sealing records.  Place of marriage stated in the I.G.I. entry may be the place where the sealing occurred and not the actual place of the marriage event, which may have even occurred in a different country.  The marriage may have occurred up to 20 years previous to the date given in the I.G.I. entry.

T000001-T000009 & T000150+

Entries drawn from Family Group Records submitted to the LDS by members and non-members of the Church.  These Family Group Records contain information of a deceased member of a submitter's family and are stored in the Archive Section of Family Group Records collection. This group of Family Group Records include no death dates for ancestors or relatives so these documents could not be processed when they were first submitted and had to be placed in a manually-administered 110-year file.

T000010+

LDS-generated entries drawn from Temple Records Index Bureau conversions throughout Central America, Mexico, parts of South America and Italy bearing minimum sufficient information to allow for computer processing.

T000011-T000137

LDS-generated entries drawn from original Temple Records Index Bureau cards.  Copies only available only to LDS Church members who are temple-recommend holders or to those Church members with a letter of permission from the Ward or Stake Bishop.  The index cards are arranged by nation, then alphabetically by name (standardized), and by date of birth or christening.

T5-----

LDS-generated entries for sealings of children to parents.  On the I.G.I., immediately preceding the T5------ entry you will see a closely identical entry but bearing a different batch number. Use the batch number from that other identical entry to find the source of the T5----- entry.

T9-----

Entries are submitted to the LDS in Family Group Record format, which contain information about deceased and living family members.  Family Group Records were originally taken by a living child, sibling, or parent of the person for whom the ordinance was performed who was a member of the LDS Church directly to a temple for ordinance work.  These records are not stored in the Family Group Records collection.  See also the listing for L batch numbers.

T96----

Generated by the Family History Department, Utah to correct erroneous entries contained in Individual Entry and Marriage Entry sheets submitted to them.  To locate the original source record start by ordering the Source Call No. microfilm quoted with the on-line I.G.I. edition. Each sheet or entry on that film will list a source with the original batch and serial number of that entry.

T99----

LDS-generated from Family Group Records, Individual or Marriage Entry sheets and LDS Special Services Temple Department prepared by the Family History Department, Utah for individuals of noble or royal blood, members of the peerage, mediaeval families (defined as being pre-1501), or other requiring other special handling.  If noble, peerage, or mediaeval families are involved, search FHL microfilm 1126128 (part of the Patron ordinance submission sheets, 1969-1991, microfilm group) alphabetically by the husband's surname.  Where there is no surname, find the record by the highest title.  If the title is hyphenated, the record has been filed by the first name of that title, e.g. "Frederich Prince of Anhalt-Dessau" is filed by "Anhalt."  Otherwise, the original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services.  Also, if the Source Call No. is SIS, the original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services.

T998--- & T9990--

Entries drawn from LDS-generated Individual and Marriage Entry forms.  These entries were generated if some ordinances had already been performed for a person named on an earlier submitted form at the time of receipt of a new form concerning the same individual.

T9991--

These entries were generated by Special Services, Temple Department, Utah.  Access to the original forms is restricted to direct descendants only.

0100000-2300000

Entry was submitted to the LDS by a researcher outside of Canada or the U.S.A..  The original entries were recorded on the old-style Individual and Marriage Entry forms and will likely be in the native language of the submitter.

5000000-5999999

Entries were submitted to the LDS on Family Group Records.  Contains complete information for the individuals recorded on the Family Group Record that was within the knowledge of the submitter.  See also F batch numbers.  Use the Source Call No. microfilm shown in the on-line I.G.I. entry. The 50----- batch number is listed together with the related F------ batch on the source call number film, e.g., 5012347 and F512347 are mixed together on the same film.

6000001-6899999

Entries were submitted to the LDS on a Computer diskette.  The original record was created by a submitter using PAF or a similar program.  Therefore, more complete information may also be found on Ancestral File.

694----

Entries generated by the LDS from LDS early ward or branch records.  Can involve lengthy time to search out the original record as the place listed in the I.G.I. entry may not be the actual place of the event.

6940405-6949426

Entries are LDS-generated from the LDS card index to early British ward and branch records (1839-1913).  These records are known as the Minnie Margetts' Membership Card index.  Copies cannot be made but films can be ordered - alphabetical by surname - film numbers 0415443 through 0415457.

69407--

Entries were LDS-generated from LDS card index of names from the early Icelandic, Danish, Scandinavian and Finnish ward and branch records.  Index on microfiche series 6060482 (344 fiche in the set).  Companion microfilms extracted contain membership records from the early years of the LDS Church in those countries, and cover the period from 1854 to about 1953.  Also included are LDS emigration records (1853-1881) together with the Danish Police departments' records of Mormon emigrants.  Microfilm numbers are given in the film notes description for the microfiche.

69409--

LDS-generated entries drawn from Family Group Records that had been created by LDS members for the sole purpose of enabling ordinances to be performed for deceased family members.  Living persons named are subject to privacy law restrictions.  This series also indicates pre-1969 completed ordinances which were not returned to the Family History Department by a temple. Family group records collection; archives section, 1942-1969, by surname, begins on microfilm #1273501.

696----

These entries were generated by the LDS Special Services Temple Department (SIS).  The original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services.

725----

Extracted  English marriage index compiled by J.S.W. Gibson covering about 139 parishes for varying periods but generally between 1538-1837.  No additional information will be found on the original index.  Marriages are mostly those in Oxford, with some from Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire.  Surnames beginning with A through O are on FHL film 0543896. Surnames beginning with P through Z are on FHL film 0543897.

744----

Submitted Entry forms, Family Group Records and Miscellaneous forms.  Series relates primarily to Norwegian events.  Families used farm names as part of their designation. Farm names appear in column 5.  See Batch Number Index for film numbers of original records.

745---- & 754----

Extracted Index cards of vital records for Vermont, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  Records contain births only.  More information will be found on the original records.  See the Family History Library Catalogue for the town of interest.  Parish and Vital Records Index indicates these records with a C5 prefix.

752----

Submitted Individual and Marriage Entry forms, and Family Group Records.  The third digit must be smaller than a 4.  See Batch Number Index to obtain film number of filmed copies of submitted forms.

766----

LDS-generated Marriage Entries from Special Services Projects, Genealogical Department.  Contact Family History Department, Utah for film numbers of source records.  If you are at the Family History Library in Utah obtain the 766---- Batch Cross Index of Microfiche at the US/Can Reference Desk.  Find the 766---- batch number, then search the alphabet for the husband's surname.  Copy the "Original/Ser/Sheet" number next to the entry for the couple.  Using the I.G.I Batch Number Index trace this additional batch number to find the original source.

8-4----

Submitted Polynesian Family Entry Records.  Some information is complete for individuals named on the forms. Some information was also estimated.  See also F batch numbers.

8-5----

Submitted Family Group Records from the Tuttle project.  Some information is complete for individuals named on the forms. Some information was also estimated.  See also F batch numbers.

8-6---- to 8-9----

Submitted Family Group Records.  Most information is incomplete for individuals named on the forms. Some information was also estimated.  See also F batch numbers.

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