Österreich, Wien—Meldezettel, 1850–1928 [2. Teil]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project has two record types:

  1. Meldzettel (population cards)
  2. Geburtsauszug (birth extract)

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Meldzettel

District

District

The district was usually indicated at the top of the card, following the words "Im Bezirke." The district may be written as a name or a number or a combination of both.

Type the district as it was written. If the district number contains roman numerals, do not transcribe them to arabic numbers.

If no district name or number was recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: XX

Given Names

Given Names

Type the given names that were written to the right of the words "Vor= und Zuname." The names were usually written with the given names or initials first. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name (such as the á in István or the Š and é in Štépan), be sure to include the character in indexing the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Albert

Surname

Surname

Type the surname that was written to the right of the words "Vor= und Zuname." The names were usually written with the surname last. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name (such as the á in István or the Š and é in Štépan), be sure to include the character in indexing the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Aberle

Birthplace

Birthplace

The birthplace was usually written to the right of the words "Geburtsort und =land."

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the birthplace was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Lobnig

Birth Country

Birth Country

If a birth country was written to the right of the words "Geburtsort und =land," type the place-name in this field. If you are not sure whether a place-name refers to a country, index it in the Birthplace field.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If a birth country was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mähren

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth date was usually written as the day, month, and year next to the words "Alter (Geburtstag, =monat und =jahr)."

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 12

Birth Month

Birth Month

The birth date was usually written as the day, month, and year next to the words "Alter (Geburtstag, =monat und =jahr)." Often the month was written in roman numerals.

Type the first three letters of the month (in German): Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Dez

Birth Year

Birth Year

The birth date was usually written as the day, month, and year next to the words "Alter (Geburtstag, =monat und =jahr)."

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1880

Religion

Religion

The religion was usually recorded to the right of the words "Alter…, Religion und Stand."

If the religion was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the religion was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here for an example: Katholisch

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names

The spouse's given names were usually written to the right of the words "Namen und Alter der Gattin und Kinder." The names were usually written with the given names or initials first. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name (such as the á in István or the Š and é in Štépan), be sure to include the character in indexing the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Paula

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

The spouse's surname was usually written to the right of the words "Namen und Alter der Gattin und Kinder." The names were usually written with the surname last. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The maiden name is often preceded by the abbreviation "geb." Do not include this abbreviation when you index the surname.

If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name (such as the á in István or the Š and é in Štépan), be sure to include the character in indexing the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jiriček

Spouse's Birth Day

Spouse's Birth Day

The spouse's birth date may have been written to the right of the words "Namen und Alter der Gattin und Kinder."

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 28

Spouse's Birth Month

Spouse's Birth Month

The spouse's birth date may have been written to the right of the words "Namen und Alter der Gattin und Kinder." Often the month was written in roman numerals.

Type the first three letters of the month (in German): Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Apr

Spouse's Birth Year

Spouse's Birth Year

The spouse's birth date may have been written to the right of the words "Namen und Alter der Gattin und Kinder."

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see and example: 1883

Are Children Listed?

Are Children Listed?

If children are listed on the document, type Ja in this field.

If no children are listed, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ja

Year of Birth of Youngest Person on Card

Year of Birth of Youngest Person on Card

When more than one person was listed on the card, try to determine the youngest person on the card.

If the year of birth was given for this person, type it in this field.

If the year of birth was not given, do NOT calculate it; press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1899

Age (in Years) of Youngest Person on Card

Age (in Years) of Youngest Person on Card

When more than one person was listed on the card, try to determine the youngest person on the card.

If an age was given for this person, type the age in this field. Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded, index the age as 0 (zero).

If the age was not actually recorded on the document, do NOT calculate it; press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 10

Year Card Was Created

Year Card Was Created

The date the card was created was usually indicated at the bottom of the card. It may be either handwritten or printed. Index only the year.

If the year was not recorded, do NOT calculate it; press Tab to skip this field.

Click here for an example: 1913