International Genealogical Index

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The International Genealogical Index is a computer file that lists several hundred million names of deceased persons from throughout the world. It also lists some vital information from a single event, such as a birth or marriage date and place. Many names in the index come from vital records from the early 1500s to 1885. Others have been submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With the variety of sources, duplicate information for a single individual is common.

The International Genealogical Index, which was created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is available on FamilySearch. The following articles are related to using the IGI for family history research: