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How to view the original source information for entries in the International Genealogical Index
Answer (Resolution)

Information in the International Genealogical Index comes from many different sources. To verify the accuracy of the information or to see if the original source contains more information, you can check the film containing the source.To find the film number:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter a name and any other search criteria (such as birth year, parents, spouse, etc.).

  3. Click Search.

  4. In the list of search results, click on the name of the person for whom you want to view details.
  5. The film number is found in the line titled source film number:.

To learn how to rent the source film, see document 108917 (Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche using Online Film Ordering).

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