problems with IGI
- Some of you may have had problems accessing the IGI on the Familysearch
website this week. The reason is that they are updating the IGI and have
had some difficulties getting it to work properly. Evidently it was beta
tested by a number of people with no problems, but when they put it online
it didn't work right. The message you will see is that the site is
overloaded with too many hits, but it is really because they haven't got it
working properly yet. I have copied a message that was posted in the news
sections of the Familysearch website on Sept 20, explaining what the new
changes will be.
WHAT'S NEW ON FAMILYSEARCH
Updated International Genealogical Index
A new version of the International Genealogical Index is now
available on the FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service (FamilySearch
Internet). This new version contains the following enhancements:
a.. More Names. More names have been added to the index. These
names were received since the last release in January 2000.
b.. Regular updates. The index will be updated as new
information is received. Note: There are no current plans to update the
International Genealogical Index on compact disc.
c.. Individuals linked into families. Some individuals are
linked into families and can be displayed on family groups and pedigree
charts. The number of linked individuals is relatively small but is expected
to grow significantly in the future. You can also download family group
records and pedigree charts.
d.. Additional event information. All events that were in
original user submissions are now displayed and can be used as search
e.. Improved searching. You can now search the index by given
name, surname and state, and more types of events, even across regions. The
processes used to find individuals in spite of spelling and other
differences in the name have also been improved.
f.. Information to describe the source. When you display an
individual��s records, you will see messages that describe the source of the
Calgary Family History Centre
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