België, Oost Vlaanderen, Sint-Lievens-Houtem—Burgerlijke Stand, 1796–1890 [Deel 3]


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 another image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain at least 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. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types:

The records were written in different formats, depending on when they were recorded. Many records do not have headings to describe what type of records are on them. Carefully review each record to determine the record type.

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: Geboorten

Record Number

Record Number

Type the record number that was written on the record. If there is no record number, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 7

Birth Record Day

Birth Record Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day the birth was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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: 3

Birth Record Month

Birth Record Month

Type the first three letters of the month the birth was recorded: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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: Jan

Birth Record Year

Birth Record Year

Type the four-digit number for the year the birth was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

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 Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

If the year 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: 1887

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as junior, infant, or stillborn, 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 index 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: Alfons

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as junior, infant, or stillborn, 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 child's surname was not written on the record, do NOT derive the surname from the parents.

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: Vandeneynde

Gender

Gender

Type either M for mannelijk (male) or V for vrouw (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter," or from other indicators in the language. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender 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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as père or Dhr, 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 index 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

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, 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 field.

Click here to see an example

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 index 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

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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

Marriage Record Day

Marriage Record Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day the marriage was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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

Click here to see an example: 28

Marriage Record Month

Marriage Record Month

Type the first three letters of the month the marriage was recorded: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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: Oct

Marriage Record Year

Marriage Record Year

Type the four-digit number for the year the marriage was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

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 Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

If the year 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: 1868

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fils or Dhr, 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 index 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: Petrus Joannes

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fils or Dhr, 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 written on the record, do NOT derive the surname from the parents.

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: Vlaeminck

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as père or Dhr, 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 index 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: Adriaenus

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, 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: Leenaerts

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 index 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: Maria Catharina

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mevr, 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: Aernouts

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 index 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: Maria Anna

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 written on the record, do NOT derive the surname from the parents.

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

Click here to see an example: Francken

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as père or Dhr, 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 index 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: Joannes Franciscus

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, 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: Lauret

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 index 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: Melanie

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mevr, 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: Goeyens

Death Record Day

Death Record Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day the death was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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: 13

Death Record Month

Death Record Month

Type the first three letters of the the month the marriage was recorded: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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: Dec

Death Record Year

Death Record Year

Type the four-digit number for the year the death was recorded. The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

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 Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

If the year 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: 1888

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as kind, Mej, Mevr, or Dhr, 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 index 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: Jozef Gustaaf

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as kind, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr, 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: Ceuppens

Age

Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest year. If less than one year was recorded or a child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

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

Click here to see an example: Tab

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

Type the place of birth that was written on the record.

If the place of birth 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 place of birth 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: Mechelen

Deceased's Birth Day

Deceased's Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the birth day. If a birth date was recorded, it was generally written after the name of the deceased.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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

Deceased's Birth Month

Deceased's Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the birth month: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc. If a birth date was recorded, it was generally written after the name of the deceased.

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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

Deceased's Birth Year

Deceased's Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the birth year. If a birth date was recorded, it was generally written after the name of the deceased.

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

If the Republican calendar was used, convert the date to its Gregorian calendar equivalent. Click here for a conversion table. Click here to see an example of the use of the Republican calendar.

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 an example: 1840

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as père or Dhr, 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 index 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

Deceased's Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, 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

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mej or Mevr, 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 index 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

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mevr, 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

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fils, Mevr, or Dhr, 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 index 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: Gabriella

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fils, Mevr, or Dhr, 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: Vander Meeren