What people haven’t been able to locate on the new FamilySearch.org site is the International Genealogical Index (IGI). This has been a problem and some of us have ditched the new in favor of the familiar old user friendly site. So where is the IGI?

According to FamilySearch the IGI consisted of two types of data which have been relocated to different collections–Records extracted from church and parish registers and those contributed by patrons.

These church and parish records can be located in the Historical records. It is hoped that patrons will find an advantage in being able to see the reords in their original historic collection, place, date and type context.

The lineage-link conclusion records contributed by patrons has been included in the new.FamilySearch.org which is currently available to members of the LDS Church aren’t yet available to the general public, but will be later this year. You’ll be able to locate this information as a separate dataset under “Trees”.

There is also a portion of the extracted IGI data that is not yet available in the new FamilySearch.org website. You can still find records on the old site, but they expect to have all the data incorporated in the new database in a few months. When this is done  the old site will be permanently retired.

Click on the link FamilySearch.org to read the complete entry on International Genealogical Index.


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