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From: "Jenny Myers" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Research Variations and IGI Interpretations
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:41:25 +1100
Cam, also vary your search with Allan = Alan, Allen, Alen; Conon = Connon,
Canon, Cannon; and the variations of McBain.
You need to think outside the square for all the various possibilities.
The IGI is only a guide as Gavin said and not all records have been
extracted for every parish in the OPRs. The BVRI entries are records not
included in the IGI and the Scottish Church Record CDs at your local LDS FHC
are not complete either. The filmed OPRs ordered from you FHC are about as
good as you will receive as an original record.
Not all were Christened, Married or Buried in the Established Church so it
may pay to check for any of the Non-Conformist or breakaway Churches as in
the Free, United, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic and Evangelical etc.
IGI BATCH NO. INFORMATION
Batch numbers beginning with A, L, M17, M18,T0, T90, 69409- indicate LDS
Temple records and have limited access.
Batch numbers beginning with C, E, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), P, T5, 725,
744, 745, 754- indicate extracted birth, christening or marriage record.
E- Batches: Replace the "E" with an " M" and find the "M-" batch number in
the IGI Batch Number Index.
T-5-Batches: Just above the IGI entry with a "T-5-" batch number, you will
find a nearly identical IGI entry with a different batch number. Use that
batch number to find the source.
725-, 745-, and 754- Batches: These batches are extracted indexes, usually
with no more information. Names may be listed alphabetically ...Surnames A -
O are on film 543896. P - Z are on film 543897."
Batch numbers beginning with F, T96, T998, T9990, and all digit numbers such
as 8434961 [except beginning with 725-, 744-, 745-, 754- as above] are forms
submitted to the Ancestral File by individuals. They may be a Family Group
Record, an Individual Entry or Marriage Entry. The microfilms can be ordered
and photocopies can be made. Submitters' names and addresses may be
F- Batches: Check the forms to understand the data. Some information is
estimated or added and may be different from what you expect.
T96- Batches: This is a correction to an existing record.
Hope this helps,
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