Fay and Michael Chisholm (mj.fd.chisholm@xtra.co.nz) of New Zealand, have painstakingly extracted all the Chisholm IGI records of Scotland, England, and Ireland.  These total over 6,500 in number and are constantly being added to as more microfiches become available.

It had been our intention to publish these extracted records on this Web site for all to use in their researches.  However due to IGI copyright restrictions, we were not allowed to do this on our site.

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints have now published the IGI records on their Web site and these may be accessed at http://www.familysearch.com/

However the search engine is still a bit 'cludgy', searching by names not area and with a limited number of results being available, so Fay and Michael are still available for further information.

They are happy to share their knowledge with others and provide details to other Chisholm researchers provided not too much is asked for at any one time.  (They do have full time jobs!).

It is suggested that the following details are given to facilitate the search.   Please include  a date or period for searching.

>    Surname ( Chisholm, Chism, Chisolm etc.)
>    Christian Name/s
>    Year or Period of Search (Essential)
>    Type of Event (plus partner's or parents' name if known)
>    Likely Geographical Area or Parish

i.e. :- Chisholme, Alexander, 1800 - 1820, Marriage to ?Janet, Fife

Examples of IGI Chisholm Records :-

CHISHOLM James Jannet GUN     [Spouse]


Nov 1798 Fordyce
CHISHOLM John William /Janet FRASER    [Parents]


17 Feb 1791 Inverness

For further information and requests for IGI data please contact Fay and Michael Chisholm at

The IGI or 'International Genealogical Index' is a computer compilation of various genealogical records originally created by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (or Mormons) for the furtherance of their own religious ordinances.

These records originated from filmed copies of Parish and other records from countries of origin.  It was soon realised that these copies were a way to preserve these records against the vagaries of climate, vandalism, theft, fire and the effects of time.  The storage area is beneath a mountain in Utah, safe from the majority of natural and man-made calamities.

The following restrictions should be noted:-

Before the wide availability of the IGI, it was accepted wisdom that the civil registration certificates were the first port of call of researchers.  Now with most public libraries (in the UK) having complete copies of their own county's records it is a simple matter to start the ball rolling.  Looking for IGI records of other countries to one's own, requires the assistance of Latter-Day Saint's Family History Libraries and ordering services.  [See local phone books].