IGI now on FamilySearch

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>On the FamilySearch blog there is a posting announcing that the IGI is now available on FamilySearch.

As a long time user of the IGI I knew that there has always been issues with reliability particularly with user submitted entries. The user submitted entries were entries submitted by LDS members from their own research, some of which were flights of fancy and others had a name, an “abt” date and an “abt” place. It has always been a matter of sifting the good from the bad.

The new FamilySearch addressed this problem and used only data from the actual records which had been transcribed twice and then checked for any anomalies so was pretty good.

So the addition of the IGI is interesting, as far as I can see it is to be kept separate and is being split between user submitted entries and extracted entries which will be most helpful.

You really need to read the blog posting yourselves so you can be clear what it is you will be looking at, it’s source and how to access the index. So ……

https://familysearch.org/blog/familysearchupdates-igi/ 

 

Familysearch Batch Numbers

 

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Many of you will have used the very useful Hugh Wallis Batch Number site over the past few years. It was a great site which was so helpful to so many family historians. Sadly it now has many problems due to the change in how the new family search website is constructed.

 

However there is a good entry on the familysearch blog which might help researchers. The site starts …..

The Hugh Wallis web site has been a popular and effective online utility tool for researchers to find relevant data on all ancestral connections found in FamilySearch extraction batches of vital and parish records of birth/christenings and marriages. Due to changes in the FamilySearch.org system, the web site became disabled and out of service until recently. Now, some batches do not appear in Batch Number searches.

The Hugh Wallis site is still there, but isn’t working 100% so if you are having troubles go and read the Familysearch blog and all may (or may not !) become clear.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/

 

https://familysearch.org/node/1381