Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Finding L.D.S. Batch Numbers

Batch numbers are used to identify the sources of records included on the I.G.I. (International Genealogical Index).
Now that the L.D.S. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) have provided online search facilities to this unparalleled resource, but without as yet providing means of limiting name searches to particular localities, batch numbers have become a valuable search aid because they can be used on the Custom Search page to restrict searches to a particular parish. Unfortunately the L.D.S. have not provided an online index to batch numbers, and unofficial listings, while useful, are very far from complete and are not completely accurate.

However, by following the steps on this site , it is possible to use the existing L.D.S. place search facility to determine batch numbers yourself

Place search
Select "... - Church Records -Indexes" from the list of available topics. see this Genuki page for detailed help


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