Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Registros Civis de Nascimentos e Óbitos, 1889–1935


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 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

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Given Names

Given Names

Type the given names in this field.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. 

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sr", "Sra," or "Jr" 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 blank.

Click here to see an example: José

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. For this kind of entry, index the full name of the parent in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sr", "Sra," or "Jr" 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 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: Da Silva Barros

Book Number

Book Number

Type the book number in this field. The book number is usually listed as the "livro n," "livro," "lo," or some other variation of the word "livro."

The book number may be listed once above a series of entries, or it may be written in a column to the right of the name. It may be preceded by a letter, such as the letter "C." Index the number only; do not type the letter in this field.

If there is no book number, but there is a number in front of a name that is not labeled as the sheet or page number ("folha" or "página"), index the number in this field.

If no book number was recorded for this entry, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 41

Reference Page Number

Reference Page Number

Type the reference page number that was recorded to the right of the name.

If a check mark or a "V" was written after the reference page number, type the letter V after the reference page number in the data-entry area, without a space between the reference page number and the letter "V."

Do NOT index the index page number, which is usually found in the top corner of the page.

If the reference page number was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 83V

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

Type the father's given names in this field.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. For this kind of entry, index the full name of the parent in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sr" or "Jr" 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 blank.

Click here to see an example: Jaquino

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The father's surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. For this kind of entry, index the full name of the parent in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sr" or "Jr" 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 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: Luiz da Silva

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

Type the mother's given names in this field.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. For this kind of entry, index the full name of the parent in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sra,"  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 blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The mother's surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.

In the part of the index for the letter "F", you may see the phrase "Féto: filho de...," which is a listing for an unnamed child of the person whose name was listed in the entry. Do not index the phrase "Féto: filho de..." or other similar phrases. For this kind of entry, index the full name of the parent in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sra, 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 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: Agostinha