Finding the minimum information for the International Genealogical Index
To find an individual's birthplace in the International Genealogical Index (IGI), you must at least know the individual's name. If you do not have the minimum information to locate an International Genealogical Index record, you can either:
Get help finding some of the minimum information by selecting the following item,
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read the paragraphs below for a few additional tips.
If the individual was a veteran who served and was killed in the Korean or Vietnam War, you may be able to find a birthplace through the death records in the Military Index on the FamilySearch computer at your local Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Family History Library has all other wars indexed on microfiche. You only need to know the war and the veteran's name. Local community and genealogy libraries may also have war indexes. Contact individual libraries for their holdings.
Try finding out where the individual's parents were married. The mother may have given birth in the same town.
Make sure to check photo albums, scrapbooks, diaries, and family Bibles at home. See the topic Finding information at home for more information. Also check for local histories. See the topic Finding previous research.
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