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When using the International Genealogical Index, also known by the acronym 'IGI', one will often find a number associated with the entry. This is the 'batch number' indicating the source type of the record or records created in preparing the information for inclusion in the IGI, especially after the LDS ordinances were completed.  
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{{outdated}}When using the International Genealogical Index, also known by the acronym 'IGI', one will often find a number associated with the entry. This is the 'batch number' indicating the source type of the record or records created in preparing the information for inclusion in the IGI, especially after the LDS ordinances were completed.  
  
 
Often it can lead to sources for additional information. Some information was gathered from extracting data from microfilms, while other data is from LDS member submissions and the forms used for those. The prefixes in the table below are found as part of the batch number you see with the IGI record for that individual.  
 
Often it can lead to sources for additional information. Some information was gathered from extracting data from microfilms, while other data is from LDS member submissions and the forms used for those. The prefixes in the table below are found as part of the batch number you see with the IGI record for that individual.  
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| A------  
 
| A------  
| Archive Sealing. Extracted from Family Group Records Collection, Archive Section, or other temple records. <br>  
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| Archive Sealing. Extracted from [[Family Group Records Collection]], Archive Section, or other temple records. <br>  
 
|  
 
|  
*''If the IGI sealing date is after 1941:'' Search the microfilms of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=127789&disp=Family+group+records+collection%3B+archi++ Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection] alphabetically by the husband's name.  
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*''If the IGI sealing date is after 1941:'' Search the microfilms of the {{FHL|127789|title-id|disp=Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection}} alphabetically by the husband's name.  
*''If the IGI sealing date is before 1942:'' use the '''Source Call No.''' (a microfilm in in Special Collections [restricted access] arranged by the date of the sealing).<ref>Tracing the Source of IGI Batch Numbers, Family History Library, Research Outlines, Series F, #2 (Jul 1988).</ref> <br>
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*''If the IGI sealing date is before 1942:'' use the '''Source Call No.''' (a microfilm in Special Collections [restricted access] arranged by the date of the sealing).<ref name="Tracing">[[Finding the Source of IGI Batch Numbers]], Family History Library, Research Outlines, Series F, #2 (Jul 1988). NOTE: All information in the original research outline has been [[Retirement of Research Outlines|added to the FamilySearch Wiki]].</ref> <br>
  
 
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|-
 
| C------  
 
| C------  
 
| Christening or birth record extraction. Names originally from lists of christenings or births in geographic areas, frequently from Parish and Vital Records.  
 
| Christening or birth record extraction. Names originally from lists of christenings or births in geographic areas, frequently from Parish and Vital Records.  
| The '''Source Call No.''' is the book or microfilm call number at the Family History Libray that was the original source. Usually arranged by the date of the christening or birth (or marriage for marriage extractions).<ref>Tracing.</ref> The films can be circulated to Family History Centers.
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| The '''Source Call No.''' is the book or microfilm call number at the Family History Library that was the original source. Usually arranged by the date of the christening or birth (or marriage for marriage extractions).<ref name="Tracing" /> The films can be circulated to Family History Centers.
 
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|-
 
| D------  
 
| D------  
 
| Suspended File. Ordinances delayed for several years.  
 
| Suspended File. Ordinances delayed for several years.  
| These D------ batch numbers only appear on Patron Notification letters and are accompanied by a different batch number. The accompanying batch number can be used to trace the original source ofthe information.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| These D------ batch numbers only appear on Patron Notification letters and are accompanied by a different batch number. The accompanying batch number can be used to trace the original source of the information.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| E------  
 
| E------  
 
| Early marriage record extraction used for proxy baptisms and endowments.  
 
| Early marriage record extraction used for proxy baptisms and endowments.  
| To find the call number for the source marriage record of an E------ batch entry, look under the M------ batch number in the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' and find the matching M------ batch number. For example, to find the source call number for batch E005361, look under batch M005361.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| To find the call number for the source marriage record of an E------ batch entry, look under the M------ batch number in the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' and find the matching M------ batch number. For example, to find the source call number for batch E005361, look under batch M005361.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| F------  
 
| F------  
 
| Family Entry. Patron submitted family group records. Some dates or places are estimates.  
 
| Family Entry. Patron submitted family group records. Some dates or places are estimates.  
| Find the F------ batch number in alpha-numerical order on the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| Find the F------ batch number in alpha-numerical order on the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| H------  
 
| H------  
 
| Ward Record or Deceased Members File of LDS Church. Some ordinances may have been repeated by proxy.  
 
| Ward Record or Deceased Members File of LDS Church. Some ordinances may have been repeated by proxy.  
| The source is data on his LDS membership record when a person dies. To find this source see '''''Deceased Members File''''' under [[LDS Vital Records#Sources for Verifying Deaths|Sources for Verifying Deaths]]. These films '''''do not''''' circulate to Family History Centers, but are available to the general public at the Family History Library.<br>
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| The source is data on his LDS membership record when a person dies. To find this source see '''''Deceased Members File''''' under [[LDS Vital Records#Sources_for_Verifying_Deaths|Sources for Verifying Deaths]]. These films '''''do not''''' circulate to Family History Centers, but are available to the general public at the Family History Library.<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I------  
 
| I------  
 
| Index  
 
| Index  
| <br>
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| [Can someone explain what this means?]<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| J------  
 
| J------  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| K------  
 
| K------  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| L------  
 
| L------  
 
| Temple originated from a computerized temple. Similar to T90---- below.<br>  
 
| Temple originated from a computerized temple. Similar to T90---- below.<br>  
| The '''Source Call No.''' is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| The '''Source Call No.''' is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| M------  
 
| M------  
 
| Marriage extraction  
 
| Marriage extraction  
| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| M17----, &amp; M18----  
 
| M17----, &amp; M18----  
 
| Sealing extractions from Family Group Records  
 
| Sealing extractions from Family Group Records  
| Only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library. Find the microfilm with the same number as the batch number. In order by the LDS sealing date.<ref>Tracing.</ref> <br>
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| Only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library. Find the microfilm with the same number as the batch number. In order by the LDS sealing date.<ref name="Tracing" /> <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| P------  
 
| P------  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
 
| Birth or christening extraction  
| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| T000001 to T000010  
 
| T000001 to T000010  
| Manual 110 year file from Family Group Records Collection, Archive Section  
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| Manual 110 year file from [[Family Group Records Collection]], Archive Section  
| Search the microfilms of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=127789&disp=Family+group+records+collection%3B+archi++ Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection] alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Search the microfilms of the {{FHL|127789|title-id|disp=Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection}} alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| T000011 to T000136  
 
| T000011 to T000136  
 
| Temple Index Bureau (TIB) conversion  
 
| Temple Index Bureau (TIB) conversion  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=31536&disp=Endowment+index%2C+1846-1969%20%20&columns=*,0,0 TIB films] are only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library.<ref>Tracing.</ref> The cards are arranged '''''by nation''''', then alphabetically '''''by name''''' (standardized), and '''''by date''''' of birth/christening.<br>
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| {{FHL|31536|title-id|disp=TIB films}} are only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library.<ref name="Tracing" /> The cards are arranged '''''by nation''''', then alphabetically '''''by name''''' (standardized), and '''''by date''''' of birth/christening.<br>
 
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|-
 
| T000150 to T000162 <br>  
 
| T000150 to T000162 <br>  
 
| Manual 110 year file  
 
| Manual 110 year file  
| Search the microfilms of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=127789&disp=Family+group+records+collection%3B+archi++ Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection] alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Search the microfilms of the {{FHL|127789|title-id|disp=Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection}} alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| T5----- <br>  
 
| T5----- <br>  
 
| Sealing of children to parents<br>  
 
| Sealing of children to parents<br>  
| Just above the IGI entry with a T5----- batch number you will find a nearly identical IGI entry with a different batch number. Use the batchnumber from that nearly identical entry to find the source of the T5----- entry.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Just above the IGI entry with a T5----- batch number you will find a nearly identical IGI entry with a different batch number. Use the batchnumber from that nearly identical entry to find the source of the T5----- entry.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| T90----  
 
| T90----  
 
| Temple Originated Family Group Record taken to a temple by a living child, sibling, or parent of the person for whom the ordinance was performed.  
 
| Temple Originated Family Group Record taken to a temple by a living child, sibling, or parent of the person for whom the ordinance was performed.  
| The '''Source Call No.''' is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.<ref>Tracing.</ref> The film is arranged by temple, then by ordinance date.<br>
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| The '''Source Call No.''' is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.<ref name="Tracing" /> The film is arranged by temple, then by ordinance date.<br>
 
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|-
 
| T96----  
 
| T96----  
 
| Supplemental extries. Information added to the IGI to clarify another entry.  
 
| Supplemental extries. Information added to the IGI to clarify another entry.  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. Each sheet or entry on that film lists a source with an '''''alternate''''' batch and serial number that can be used to find the actual original source record.<ref>Tracing.</ref> Use the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' microfiche to find the alternate source call number.<br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. Each sheet or entry on that film lists a source with an '''''alternate''''' batch and serial number that can be used to find the actual original source record.<ref name="Tracing" /> Use the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' microfiche to find the alternate source call number.<br>
 
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|-
 
| T990001 to T990075<br>  
 
| T990001 to T990075<br>  
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*''If noble, peerage, or Medieval (pre-1500) families are involved'', search FHL microfilm 1126128 alphabetically by the husband's surname. Where there is no surname, find the record by the highest title. When the title is hyphenated, it is filed by the first title, ''e.g.'' "Frederich Prince of Anhalt-Dessau" is filed by "Anhalt."  
 
*''If noble, peerage, or Medieval (pre-1500) families are involved'', search FHL microfilm 1126128 alphabetically by the husband's surname. Where there is no surname, find the record by the highest title. When the title is hyphenated, it is filed by the first title, ''e.g.'' "Frederich Prince of Anhalt-Dessau" is filed by "Anhalt."  
*''Otherwise'', the original source is only available to '''''direct line relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref>Tracing.</ref> Telephone 801-240-3801.<br>
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*''Otherwise'', the original source is only available to '''''direct line relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref name="Tracing" /> Telephone 801-240-3801.<br>
  
 
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|  
 
*Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.  
 
*Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.  
*''If the Source Call No. is'' '''SIS''', the original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref>Tracing.</ref> Telephone 801-240-3801.
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*''If the Source Call No. is'' '''SIS''', the original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.<ref name="Tracing" /> Telephone 801-240-3801.
  
 
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|-
 
| T998---  
 
| T998---  
 
| Partially completed ordinances. For persons who previously had some LDS ordinances completed, or were entered on the same entry form as such persons.  
 
| Partially completed ordinances. For persons who previously had some LDS ordinances completed, or were entered on the same entry form as such persons.  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. ''If the'' '''Sheet:''' number is four digits (such as 0016, rather than a one or two digit number such as 98), divide the Sheet: number by three to obtain the approximate sheet number on the source call number microfilm.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. ''If the'' '''Sheet:''' number is four digits (such as 0016, rather than a one or two digit number such as 98), divide the Sheet: number by three to obtain the approximate sheet number on the source call number microfilm.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| T9990--  
 
| T9990--  
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| T9991--  
 
| T9991--  
 
| Special Services cases  
 
| Special Services cases  
| The original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| The original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| All Digits  
 
| All Digits  
 
| Entries submitted by individual genealogists, often relatives of the person in the entry.  
 
| Entries submitted by individual genealogists, often relatives of the person in the entry.  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. About 20 batches (99 entry forms per batch) are found on the source call number microfilm. The batch number is shown at the start of each new batch. The '''Batch Number:''' and the '''Sheet:''' number are usually combined to make a nine digit number stamped at the top of each entry form. These numbers are usually in order.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. About 20 batches (99 entry forms per batch) are found on the source call number microfilm. The batch number is shown at the start of each new batch. The '''Batch Number:''' and the '''Sheet:''' number are usually combined to make a nine digit number stamped at the top of each entry form. These numbers are usually in order.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| 0------  
 
| 0------  
 
| Temple Service Center entries, usually in the native language  
 
| Temple Service Center entries, usually in the native language  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| 50-----  
 
| 50-----  
 
| Family Entry. Patron submitted Famiily Group records with enough birth or marriage data to be entered on the IGI.  
 
| Family Entry. Patron submitted Famiily Group records with enough birth or marriage data to be entered on the IGI.  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. The 50----- batch number is listed together with the related F------ batch on the source call number film, ''e.g.'', 5012347 and F512347 are mixed together on the same film.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm. The 50----- batch number is listed together with the related F------ batch on the source call number film, ''e.g.'', 5012347 and F512347 are mixed together on the same film.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| 694----  
 
| 694----  
 
| Early LDS membership records. From early ward, branch, and mission records. Baptism may have been repeated by proxy.  
 
| Early LDS membership records. From early ward, branch, and mission records. Baptism may have been repeated by proxy.  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref>Tracing.</ref>&nbsp;If more than one film is listed, you can use the [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Register+of+Genealogical+Society+Call+Numbers&qt=notfound_page&search=Search Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers, vol. 2] (pp. 5-57 to 5-203) to help select the correct film.<br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref name="Tracing" />&nbsp;If more than one film is listed, you can use the [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Register+of+Genealogical+Society+Call+Numbers&qt=notfound_page&search=Search Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers, vol. 2] (pp. 5-57 to 5-203) to help select the correct film.<br>
 
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|-
 
| 6940405  
 
| 6940405  
 
| Minnie Margett's Membership Card Index  
 
| Minnie Margett's Membership Card Index  
| For instructions&nbsp;to use this index&nbsp;[[LDS Membership Records#Other Membership Records|click here]]&nbsp;and scroll down to '''''Minnie Margett's File'''''. For FHL microfilm numbers, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=261771&disp=Historian%27s+Office+record+of+members++ click here].
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| For instructions&nbsp;to use this index&nbsp;[[LDS Membership Records#Other_Membership_Records|click here]]&nbsp;and scroll down to '''''Minnie Margett's File'''''. For FHL microfilm numbers, {{FHL|261771|title-id|disp=click here}}.
 
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| 69407--  
 
| 69407--  
 
| Scandinavian LDS Membership Card Index  
 
| Scandinavian LDS Membership Card Index  
| For the index microfiche numbers, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=518588&disp=Scandinavian+LDS+Mission+Index++ click here]. This index will lead to the&nbsp; source microfilms of LDS branch and mission records.
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| For the index microfiche numbers, {{FHL|518588|title-id|disp=click here}}. This index will lead to the&nbsp; source microfilms of LDS branch and mission records.
 
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|-
 
| 69409--  
 
| 69409--  
 
| Family Group Record Archive Section entry lacking ordinances  
 
| Family Group Record Archive Section entry lacking ordinances  
| Search the microfilms of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=127789&disp=Family+group+records+collection%3B+archi++ Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection] alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| Search the microfilms of the {{FHL|127789|title-id|disp=Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection}} alphabetically under the husband's name.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| 696----  
 
| 696----  
| Special Services  
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| Special Services (SIS)
| The original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| The original source is only available to '''''direct line&nbsp;relatives''''' through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| 725----  
 
| 725----  
 
| Gibson's Marriage Index  
 
| Gibson's Marriage Index  
| Surnames beginning with '''A''' through '''O''' are on FHL film 543896. Surnames beginning with '''P''' through '''Z''' are on FHL film 543897.<ref>Tracing.</ref>
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| Surnames beginning with '''A''' through '''O''' are on FHL film 543896. Surnames beginning with '''P''' through '''Z''' are on FHL film 543897.<ref name="Tracing" />
 
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|-
 
| 744----  
 
| 744----  
 
| Nordic and others  
 
| Nordic and others  
| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| 745----  
 
| 745----  
 
| Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire extraction projects  
 
| Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire extraction projects  
| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the '''Source Call No.''' microfilm.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 766----  
 
| 766----  
 
| Special Services project  
 
| Special Services project  
| Obtain the ''766---- Batch Cross Index of Microfiche'' at the US/Can Reference Desk at the Family History Library. Find the 766---- batch number, then search the alphabet for the husband's surname. Copy the "Original/Ser/Sheet" number next to the entry for the couple. Using the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' trace this additional batch number to find the original source.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Obtain the ''766---- Batch Cross Index of Microfiche'' at the US/Can Reference Desk at the Family History Library. Find the 766---- batch number, then search the alphabet for the husband's surname. Copy the "Original/Ser/Sheet" number next to the entry for the couple. Using the ''IGI Batch Number Index'' trace this additional batch number to find the original source.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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|-
 
| 8-4----  
 
| 8-4----  
 
| Polynesian Family Entry  
 
| Polynesian Family Entry  
| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 8-5----  
 
| 8-5----  
 
| Tuttle project  
 
| Tuttle project  
| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 8-6----, 8-7----, 8-8----, &amp; 8-9----  
 
| 8-6----, 8-7----, 8-8----, &amp; 8-9----  
 
| Family Entry with minimum identification  
 
| Family Entry with minimum identification  
| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref>Tracing.</ref><br>
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| Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.<ref name="Tracing" /><br>
 
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Revision as of 08:36, 26 June 2012

When using the International Genealogical Index, also known by the acronym 'IGI', one will often find a number associated with the entry. This is the 'batch number' indicating the source type of the record or records created in preparing the information for inclusion in the IGI, especially after the LDS ordinances were completed.

Often it can lead to sources for additional information. Some information was gathered from extracting data from microfilms, while other data is from LDS member submissions and the forms used for those. The prefixes in the table below are found as part of the batch number you see with the IGI record for that individual.

After 1991, LDS member submission information was not recorded, so all one has is the name and date information, the film containing the temple record shows little more than what you see on the IGI entry for the individual.

Batch Batch Description Locating the Source
A------ Archive Sealing. Extracted from Family Group Records Collection, Archive Section, or other temple records.
  • If the IGI sealing date is after 1941: Search the microfilms of the Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection alphabetically by the husband's name.
  • If the IGI sealing date is before 1942: use the Source Call No. (a microfilm in Special Collections [restricted access] arranged by the date of the sealing).[1]
C------ Christening or birth record extraction. Names originally from lists of christenings or births in geographic areas, frequently from Parish and Vital Records. The Source Call No. is the book or microfilm call number at the Family History Library that was the original source. Usually arranged by the date of the christening or birth (or marriage for marriage extractions).[1] The films can be circulated to Family History Centers.
D------ Suspended File. Ordinances delayed for several years. These D------ batch numbers only appear on Patron Notification letters and are accompanied by a different batch number. The accompanying batch number can be used to trace the original source of the information.[1]
E------ Early marriage record extraction used for proxy baptisms and endowments. To find the call number for the source marriage record of an E------ batch entry, look under the M------ batch number in the IGI Batch Number Index and find the matching M------ batch number. For example, to find the source call number for batch E005361, look under batch M005361.[1]
F------ Family Entry. Patron submitted family group records. Some dates or places are estimates. Find the F------ batch number in alpha-numerical order on the Source Call No. microfilm.[1]
H------ Ward Record or Deceased Members File of LDS Church. Some ordinances may have been repeated by proxy. The source is data on his LDS membership record when a person dies. To find this source see Deceased Members File under Sources for Verifying Deaths. These films do not circulate to Family History Centers, but are available to the general public at the Family History Library.
I------ Index [Can someone explain what this means?]
J------ Birth or christening extraction Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.[1]
K------ Birth or christening extraction Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.[1]
L------ Temple originated from a computerized temple. Similar to T90---- below.
The Source Call No. is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.[1]
M------ Marriage extraction Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.[1]
M17----, & M18---- Sealing extractions from Family Group Records Only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library. Find the microfilm with the same number as the batch number. In order by the LDS sealing date.[1]
P------ Birth or christening extraction Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.[1]
T000001 to T000010 Manual 110 year file from Family Group Records Collection, Archive Section Search the microfilms of the Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection alphabetically under the husband's name.[1]
T000011 to T000136 Temple Index Bureau (TIB) conversion TIB films are only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library.[1] The cards are arranged by nation, then alphabetically by name (standardized), and by date of birth/christening.
T000150 to T000162
Manual 110 year file Search the microfilms of the Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection alphabetically under the husband's name.[1]
T5-----
Sealing of children to parents
Just above the IGI entry with a T5----- batch number you will find a nearly identical IGI entry with a different batch number. Use the batchnumber from that nearly identical entry to find the source of the T5----- entry.[1]
T90---- Temple Originated Family Group Record taken to a temple by a living child, sibling, or parent of the person for whom the ordinance was performed. The Source Call No. is only available in the restricted access Special Collections at the Family History Library, not at Famiy History Centers.[1] The film is arranged by temple, then by ordinance date.
T96---- Supplemental extries. Information added to the IGI to clarify another entry. Use the Source Call No. microfilm. Each sheet or entry on that film lists a source with an alternate batch and serial number that can be used to find the actual original source record.[1] Use the IGI Batch Number Index microfiche to find the alternate source call number.
T990001 to T990075

Either royalty, nobility, peerage, and Medieval (pre 1501) families,

or special handling.

  • If noble, peerage, or Medieval (pre-1500) families are involved, search FHL microfilm 1126128 alphabetically by the husband's surname. Where there is no surname, find the record by the highest title. When the title is hyphenated, it is filed by the first title, e.g. "Frederich Prince of Anhalt-Dessau" is filed by "Anhalt."
  • Otherwise, the original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] Telephone 801-240-3801.
T990076 &ff

Either royalty, nobility, peerage, and Medieval (pre 1501) families,

or special handling.

  • Use the Source Call No. microfilm.
  • If the Source Call No. is SIS, the original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] Telephone 801-240-3801.
T998--- Partially completed ordinances. For persons who previously had some LDS ordinances completed, or were entered on the same entry form as such persons. Use the Source Call No. microfilm. If the Sheet: number is four digits (such as 0016, rather than a one or two digit number such as 98), divide the Sheet: number by three to obtain the approximate sheet number on the source call number microfilm.[1]
T9990-- Same as above Same as above.
T9991-- Special Services cases The original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.[1]
All Digits Entries submitted by individual genealogists, often relatives of the person in the entry. Use the Source Call No. microfilm. About 20 batches (99 entry forms per batch) are found on the source call number microfilm. The batch number is shown at the start of each new batch. The Batch Number: and the Sheet: number are usually combined to make a nine digit number stamped at the top of each entry form. These numbers are usually in order.[1]
0------ Temple Service Center entries, usually in the native language Use the Source Call No. microfilm.[1]
50----- Family Entry. Patron submitted Famiily Group records with enough birth or marriage data to be entered on the IGI. Use the Source Call No. microfilm. The 50----- batch number is listed together with the related F------ batch on the source call number film, e.g., 5012347 and F512347 are mixed together on the same film.[1]
694---- Early LDS membership records. From early ward, branch, and mission records. Baptism may have been repeated by proxy. Use the Source Call No. microfilm.[1] If more than one film is listed, you can use the Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers, vol. 2 (pp. 5-57 to 5-203) to help select the correct film.
6940405 Minnie Margett's Membership Card Index For instructions to use this index click here and scroll down to Minnie Margett's File. For FHL microfilm numbers, click here.
69407-- Scandinavian LDS Membership Card Index For the index microfiche numbers, click here. This index will lead to the  source microfilms of LDS branch and mission records.
69409-- Family Group Record Archive Section entry lacking ordinances Search the microfilms of the Archive Section of the Family Group Record Collection alphabetically under the husband's name.[1]
696---- Special Services (SIS) The original source is only available to direct line relatives through Temple Special Services, 4th floor, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. Telephone 801-240-3801.[1]
725---- Gibson's Marriage Index Surnames beginning with A through O are on FHL film 543896. Surnames beginning with P through Z are on FHL film 543897.[1]
744---- Nordic and others Use the instructions for finding C------ batch number sources.[1]
745---- Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire extraction projects Use the Source Call No. microfilm.[1]
766---- Special Services project Obtain the 766---- Batch Cross Index of Microfiche at the US/Can Reference Desk at the Family History Library. Find the 766---- batch number, then search the alphabet for the husband's surname. Copy the "Original/Ser/Sheet" number next to the entry for the couple. Using the IGI Batch Number Index trace this additional batch number to find the original source.[1]
8-4---- Polynesian Family Entry Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.[1]
8-5---- Tuttle project Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.[1]
8-6----, 8-7----, 8-8----, & 8-9---- Family Entry with minimum identification Use the instructions for finding F------ batch number sources.[1]

Sources

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