What is the International Genealogical Index (IGI)?
- The International Genealogical Index, commonly known as the IGI, is a vast collection of transcribed birth/christening, marriage and death/burial records from many countries, compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Although vast, it is not comprehensive. It includes only entries supplied by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their religious purposes
- The section of the IGI that covers the British Isles includes mainly birth/baptism and marriage records, with just a few death/burial records, from parish and non-conformist registers from c.1500 to c.1880
- The IGI is supplemented by the Vital Records Index
- For further information about how the IGI is compiled, see the International Genealogical Index page in the Research Wiki section of the FamilySearch web site
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