This may be a little sideways from the discussion of accessing the IGI, but if you are
looking for an individual at FamilySearch.org
, click on a (or the) relevant name and then
examine the right-hand side of the result for the following:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number - for example, C05354-1, which covers christenings (C) for
Charles Parish in North Devon.
GS Film number - this refers to the microfilm number from which the IGI entry was
"extracted" - for example, 916835. Clicking on the film number will take you to
all the results from this batch number. If you go to catalog search and do a search for
"Film/Fiche Number," you'll get the name of the source, which in this case
is "Item 1: Parish register transcripts, 1531-1837 - Author: Church of England.
Parish Church of Charles (Devonshire)." This excellent transcription has been my
source for much of the work I've done for my OPC parish of Charles. (I've
recently discovered that images of at least some of the Charles PRs are now available at
FindMyPast - I need to investigate this further!)
If the source of the IGI entry was a patron submission taken from a film, you can follow
the same process to find the source. Ditto for actual microfilm of parish registers
(common, I've found, in my area of interest in north Cornwall), BTs, Devon and
Cornwall Record Society transcriptions, and the like.
I realize this answer sidesteps the question of which parishes are covered in the IGI
batch numbers, but it may provide a workaround to access the information you need.
Sue Budlong in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A.
OOPC for Charles and High Bray parishes, North Devon
Devon FHS #11350
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