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International Genealogical Index (IGI) "Batch Numbers".
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Information Sites:
IGI Batch Numbers
The LDS Familysearch Website: From Batch Numbers to Original Records 
The LDS FamilySearch Website: Using the Batch Numbers
What is the IGI - aka The International Genealogical Index
What are batch numbers?
The IGI: Batch Numbers can work for you.
Instructions for using Batch Numbers
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Using IGI Batch Numbers on the LDS Website.
1. Go to the LDS website: http://www.familysearch.org/
2. Click on "search"
3. Click on International Genealogical Index (in left column)
4. Enter the Surname you wish to search for.

5. Scroll down to the "region" selection tab. Pull down tab and scroll to the country area required. e.g. British Isles.
6. Enter the batch number provided for your parish in the "batch number" space.
    (NOTE: the codes begin with a CAPITAL letter, then a NUMBER "zero" (not the letter "O")

7. Click "search". This should return a list of all records for that surname from that particular extraction of that parish, enabling you to identify members of the same family...primarily in christening extractions.

To find family groupings, follow the above instructions, but as well as entering the Surname, also add the father and mother's given names.

It is now possible to get a list of all the names extracted for a particular Batch Number.
1. Go to LDS website: http://www.familysearch.org/
2. Click on "Search"
3. Click on International Genealogical Index (in left column)
    Do not enter any given names or surnames. 
4. Scroll down to "region" selection tab. Pull down tab and scroll to the country area required. e.g. British Isles.
5. Enter the batch number in the "batch number" space.
6. Click "Search"
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NOTE: There are likely to be several batch numbers for each parish. Those in published lists may only be some of the batch numbers available.
If you find a family member in the regular IGI search, check for the batch number on the details of the individual entry. Then, follow the above directions inserting a surname only and the batch number. This may return for you several entries of the same surname from that parish.

C = Christenings   M = Marriages   P = Birth or Christening    A = Marriages

Finding batch numbers in the LDS FamilySearch Library Catalogue.
Go to http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp
Click on  "Place Search"
Enter place in box  ie Stafford
Enter Part of (optional)  Stafford
Click on result  "England, Stafford, Stafford"
Click on "England, Stafford-Stafford-Church records-indexes."
  (There are only batch numbers if there is an entry ...Church records-indexes )
In the case of Stafford several records have been indexed.
I chose "Parish Registers of Christ Church 1869-1871".
Under Notes is the batch number C-3951-1
Translate this to a six figure number C039511.
(If there is only a number, try C, M & P in front of the number)
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Copied from entry described above:
Topic:  England, Stafford, Stafford - Church records - Indexes

Titles:  Computer printout of Stafford-St. Mary Parish, Staffordshire, England
Parish register printouts of Stafford, Stafford, England (Christ Church) ; 1869-1871
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society

Parish register printouts of Stafford, Stafford, England (Christ Church) ; christenings,
1840-1843  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Stafford, Stafford, England (Holy Trinity) ; christenings,
1868-1870  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society

Etc, Etc,

Topic:   England, Stafford, Stafford - Church records - Indexes
Notes:  C-3951-1
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 Extracted from microfilm of parish registers 435851.

Subjects:  England, Stafford, Stafford - Church records - Indexes

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