Missing IGI data
- This is a cross post from another FHC posting I found interesting and
figured others might also.
Date: Sat Nov 30, 2002 5:52 pm
Subject: Internet IGI problem
A ward member called me yesterday to ask me why he could not
ancestor's baptism and endowment work on the internet site although
sealing info is there and that he had previously found all the
on the CD-ROMs at the Family History Center.
I called Salt Lake and they explained to me that contrary to
Church News article which makes it sound like all is up and running
they are still adding info to the site and it should be considered a
I believe that the missing names are at least in part a carry
the 1999 IGI CD-Rom release.
A gr grandfather whom I had found on the older IGI CD Roms was
longer to be found in the newest release. Fortunately, I had the IGI
printout and was at the Family History Library when I discovered
subsequently learned that a great many names (1000s?) were left off
newest IGI CD Roms (those found in your FHCs) and apparently still
been added to the internet site. The Church is aware of this glitch
working on it. (My gr grandfather is listed on the FamilySearch.org
showing the work I have done for him, but the work by an unknown
still does not show up).
Here's the Church's official statement:
The reason for my call to Salt Lake:
The ordinance record appears on the CD IGI but not on the
The Church's official reply sent to me via email:
No records from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) have
lost. Due to a system problem, some records that were previously on
were not published on the current version. There is no exact list of
groups of records are missing from the system.
We are aware of this problem and are taking measures to publish
records as soon as possible. Please do not resubmit any of these
names to the
IGI. Rather, we ask you to check the IGI often, as new records are