België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel 3D]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Describe the image above. To do this, click in the Image Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the field. Select an option from the list.

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

If there is no information to be indexed because the image is blank, is a duplicate, has no extractable data, or is unreadable, select one of these options. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image in the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

The records were written in different formats depending on when they were recorded. Many of the images do not have headings to describe what type of records are on them. It will be necessary to carefully review each record to determine what type it is and to identify the information for the requested fields.

Click in the Record Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the field to select the correct record type that describes each record. Following are some samples:

  • Births
    1. Births 1
    2. Births 2
    3. Births 3
  • Marriages
    1. Marriages 1
  • Deaths
    1. Deaths 1
  • Other - Choose this option only if there is a document other than the the three main types listed above or if you cannot determine what type the document is. In this case there is a limited number of fields to be indexed.

If other types of records such as indexes or tables of content are found, mark these as a No Extractable Data Image in the Image Type field.

Click here to see an example: Huwelijk

Record Number

Record Number

Type the record number that was written on the record. If there is no record number, press Ctrl+B to mark it as blank.

Click here to see an example: 7

Year of Birth Record

Year of Birth Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the four-digit number that represents the year. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Day of Birth Record

Day of Birth Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Month of Birth Record

Month of Birth Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Maa, Apr, Mei, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, or Dec.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Year of Marriage Record

Year of Marriage Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the four-digit number that represents the year. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Day of Marriage Record

Day of Marriage Day

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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: 28

Month of Marriage Record

Month of Marriage Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Maa, Apr, Mei, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, or Dec.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Year of Death Record

Year of Death Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the four-digit number that represents the year. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Day of Death Record

Day of Death Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Month of Death Record

Month of Death Record

The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Maa, Apr, Mei, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, or Dec.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sen, Junior, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name 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 the record indicates that the child was stillborn, enter the term SN (Sine Nomine = Without Name) in this field.

If the given names were not recorded or contain 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sen, Junior, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sen, Junior, or Mevr.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name 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 the given names were not recorded or contain 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, ou Mevr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: père, fils, or Mevr.

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

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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, or Mevr . Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Mej, or Dhr.

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

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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Mej or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: Aernouts

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Mej, or Dhr.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name 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 the given names were not recorded or contain 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 Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

The maiden name may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Mej or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the maiden name was not written on the record, do NOT derive the surname from the parents.

If the maiden name 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: 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: père, fils, or Mevr.

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

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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, or Mevr . Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Mej, or Dhr.

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

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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Mej or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: Goeyens

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: père, fils, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name 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 the given names were not recorded or contain 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. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

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

If the place of birth has been misspelled, spell it correctly. If it has been 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 there is any question as to 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

Age: Years

Age: Years

Type the age in years. Do not type a y after the number. Do not index descriptive words, such as: "abt" or "full age."

If the age includes days, weeks, or months, round down to the nearest year. If the age recorded was stillborn or less than a year, index 0 in this field.

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

Gender

Gender

Type either M for male or V for female.

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if it can be determined by the relationship as son, daughter, husband, or wife. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

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

Click here to see an example: V

Birth Year

Birth Year

If a birth date was recorded, it was generally after the name of the deceased.

Type a four-digit number for the year.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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

Birth Day

Birth Day

If a birth date was recorded, it was generally after the name of the deceased.

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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

Birth Month

Birth Month

If a birth date was recorded, it was generally after the name of the deceased.

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Maa, Apr, Mei, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, or Dec.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: père, fils, or Mevr.

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

Click here to see an example: Benedictus

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, or Mevr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: Dictus

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Mej, or Dhr.

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

Click here to see an example: Carolina

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Mej or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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: Van Rysbergen

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: père, fils, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name 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 the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gabriella

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: père, fils, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Baby, Infant, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sen, Junior, Mevr, Mej, or Dhr. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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.

Event Year

Event Year

The date was generally written at the top of the record.

Type the four-digit number that represents the year. Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

If the Republican Calendar was used, use a conversion table (click here for an example) to determine the Gregorian calendar date. 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.

Event Day

Event Day

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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.

Event Month

Event Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Maa, Apr, Mei, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, or Dec.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: "about" or "abt."

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.