Readers have asked how to remove names they feel were inappropriately entered into the International Genealogical Index (IGI). The method is contained in an informative JewishGen InfoFile, www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/ldsagree.html, written by genealogist Bernard Kouchel.
The specific mechanism to request removal of names, along with additional information on searching the IGI, is at www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/ldsagree.html#A.
If you feel a special connection to those who have gone before you and an increased responsibility to those who will follow, you will insist on removal of their names from the baptismal lists.
We were informed that requests for removal of your family's names from the IGI may be honored, and a confirmation notice may be sent if requested.
Removed names may reappear at a later date, so recheck the IGI periodically. Some say that the Ordinance Index contains historical records of Church activity and those recorded names will never be removed.
E-mail specific requests for IGI name removal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LDS recommends that you submit the following information, if known:
The individual's name
The individual's birth date and place
The individual's parents' names
The individual's spouse's name
Your name, address, and daytime phone number
Your relationship to the mentioned individual
The reason you think the individual should be removed
Family and Church History Department
Attention: Family History Support, IGI Corrections
50 East North Temple Street,
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3460