How Can I Find the Name of the Submitter in the IGI?
Whether you can find submitter information for an entry in the International Genealogical Index (IGI) depends on when it was submitted.
Submissions made prior to May 1991[edit | edit source]
If a submission was made to the IGI prior to May 1991, a batch number and source number will appear in the Source area. These numbers refer to microfilm copies of the original documents, which may contain the submitter’s information. You can request that one or more of these films be shipped to your local family history center for you to view.
Submissions made after May 1991[edit | edit source]
Since May 1991, submissions have been made electronically through TempleReady, and no source documents exist. TempleReady for Windows was modified in 1999 to accept submitter information and ask the submitter for permission to publish it. However, due to privacy reasons, we do not publish or share the submitter’s information at this time. We suggest that you also check Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File for your ancestors’ names. If they were submitted to either of those files, you may find the submitter’s name and current address.