Using IGI results to find a batch number
I started my search for an immigrant ancestor, James Pennington, by searching for matches born in the right time period. Then I used the most promising matching record to do a batch number search for other likely relatives born in the same town.
Using Hugh Wallis’ website to find a batch number
For a more direct way to find a batch number, try Hugh Wallis’ website <free pages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers.htm>, which lists IGI batch numbers for the British Isles and North America.
You also can use the FamilySearch online catalog to find a batch number: On FamilySearch.org, select Catalog, do a place-names search on Culmstock and look for the subject heading Church Records—Indexes. You’ll see matches for christenings and marriages. Notes in these catalog records cite C-5076-1 for the christenings and M50761 for the marriages. To convert these numbers into batch numbers, insert a zero before the number so you have six digits: C50761 becomes C050761 and M50761 becomes M050761.