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The Pacific Islander material deleted from this article has been re-inserted.

This article is part of a series in the Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research. Please do NOT remove or move Pacific Island content in this article to other pages. Notice that this article is titled "Step 8. Find ancestors on the IGI." The part about "Step 8" is a clue that this article is intended to be part of a larger series.

If you would like to write a generic article about how to find ancestors in the International Genealogical Index you are welcome and invited to write your own separate article without any mention of Pacific Islanders. You are also welcome to use any of the content found in this article if it would be useful to you. Feel free to modify it, but please copy it to your own separate article first.

And please do not chastise a contributor for putting Pacific Islander material in an article that is part of the Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research.      Diltsgd 23:25, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for the article titled Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research.  In reviewing the neutrality of this article, I would like to offer suggestions to help resolve this matter.  With changes already under way about access to the IGI database through the new familysearch.org, that the following be done:

a.  an external link be placed in Step 8 directing the researcher to new family search org.  

b.  The researcher could also be directed to the nearest family history center for help in utilizing the IGI database.  

By these two steps, Step 8 remains viable for the researcher AND this portion of the article remains within WIki article policy guidelines.

I was pleasantly surprised to find this guide while patrolling familysearch wiki as part of my wiki support assignment.  I can trace my Polynesian ancestry through Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, and Hawaii in the South Pacific.  The use of the IGI in my research was to assure that ancestors had been identified for LDS ordinance work. That was the extent of it.  The IGI was not a 'connection' research tool -   I used anthropology, missionary/traders records, and the nobility-village records [oral and written]to rebuild my polynesian ancestry.  Thank you for sharing your expertise on the Pacific Islands.

Would you consider the above a and b suggestions as a solution to the neutrality template?  I look forward to hearing from you.  We worked together almost a decade ago on UGA projects and look forward to finding a way to make Step 8 'work' for other researchers.

Malo aupito/ mahalo nui/ kapi / Thank you -CIrwin Caroline Wolfgramm Irwin 16:16, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

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