This blog is for anyone interested in family history, especially those who are served by the Grove Creek Multi-Stake LDS Family History Center.
Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission
Saturday, February 26, 2011
LIfe After the IGI
Robert Raymond, Used with permission
Is there life after the IGI? Yes there is! This class gave quite a bit of history of the IGI and what it's purpose was. Each entry identifies one person or one marriage. The IGI existed primarily to assist members of the LDS Church to verify completion of temple ordinances. The IGI WAS NOT designed as a genealogical tool! Now, with the genealogical community shifting and more people doing genealogy (LDS or not), the design had to change.There were many shortcomings with the IGI and as technology has advanced, these shortcomings have become quite glaring! The new design of FamilySearch IS designed as a genealogical tool! That is the goal going forward. If you want to know more about the IGI and where that information has gone, go to the FamilySearch Wiki!