FamilySearch revisit the IGI

IGI returns to FamilySearch Website

While a number of genealogists found the IGI useful, the downside was its mixture of indexed sources and contributed records, which meant that not all of its data was equally reliable. This problem has been resolved by creating two IGI collections:

  • Community Indexed IGI: This collection consists of sources that were indexed by the genealogical community from collections of vital and Church records. They are considered an excellent source of primary genealogical information. )
  • Community Contributed IGI: This collection consists of personal family information submitted by individuals to the LDS Church. They are similar to the indexed,  but the sources they were extracted from are no longer known. Many represent conclusions of the submitter, so the quality of this information varies, with duplicate entries, conclusions from secondary sources, and inconsistent information being common. These records must always be verified against sources of primary information.

More information can be found on the Family Search website