Michelle Stone wrote this week with information about a Web site that will interest many with German-speaking ancestors. The site is mostly in German but has enough English to allow navigation for those who cannot read the language of their ancestors.
I wanted to share a very interesting German index with you that is new to me:
International Genealogical Index (IGI) entries (at Familysearch.org) sorted by German Town Names (Batch Numbers):
Click on the British flag and it takes you to a version of the index with enough English to get you around. This index will link you to IGI Batch number entries by town, which is eye-opening if you are researching several families in a known German location.
Thanks Michelle. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, I will point out that "I.G.I." stands for the International Genealogical Index, an online database maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). You can access that database and others at http://tinyurl.com/5kwh. A full explanation of the IGI can be found on that page if you click on "Tips on How to Search the International Genealogical Index."