Wednesday, January 19, 2011

IGI - Past - Present - Future

01/03/2011 - What is IGI?
01/04/2011 - When was IGI?
01/05/2011 - Whence IGI?
01/06/2011 - Why was IGI?
01/07/2011 - How is IGI?
01/11/2011 - Where Did IGI Go?
Every once in a while you find an article or series of articles on family history that is truly in-depth and enlightening. Such was the case a couple of weeks ago when the Ancestry Insider started his series on the International Genealogical Index (IGI). It started on January 3rd on “What is the IGI? Then on the 4th he followed up with “When was the IGI?”, 5th with “Whence the IGI?”, the 6th with “Why Was the IGI?” , 7th with “How is the IGI?” and finally on January 11th with “Where Did the IGI Go?” I found it most fascinating and informative since I’ve been working with the IGI for over 30 years. It continued when I was a Family History Consultant working in the Lincoln, Nebraska Family History Center and then when I organized the Personal Ancestral File – Lincoln User’s Group. I’ve worked with the IGI through microfiche, compact disc, the addendums and now the Internet but I never understood it as well as the Insider laid it out. I asked his permission to publish his 6 articles into a PDF file which you can download from here: IGI.PDF You can also go to his original blogs at the links above or find out more about him at: Who is Ancestry Insider?
Thank you – Insider for a great insight into the IGI.
Howard N Camp