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 image does not contain 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, or submit the batch.
Click here to see an example: Normal
This project includes three record types: naissances (births), mariages (marriages), and décès (deaths). Carefully review the image to determine the record type and to identify the information for the requested fields.
To select the record type:
- Click in the Record Type field.
- Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
- Click the correct record type.
Click here to see an example: Mariage
The record number was generally written or printed in the margin next to the record or at the beginning of the record, but it may also be included in the record itself.
If there is no record number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.
Click here to see an example: 5
The date of the record was generally written at the top of the record. Type a four-digit number for the year.
If the Republican calendar was used for the date, convert the date to the Gregorian calendar date, using a conversion table. (Click here for an example.)
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: 1808