Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920


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, 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.

Record Type

Number of Records Per Image

This batch contains three images with more than one record on each. Adjust the number of lines to match the actual number of records on the image. To view instructions on how to do this, click the Project Information tab.

Record Type

There are three choices for types of records in this project. Click on the links below to see samples of the different types of records found in this project.

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

Page Number

Page Number

The page number may be located in either the upper left or right corner of the page. Type the page number in this field.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank. 

Click here to see an example: 14

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

Type the certificate number in this field.

If the document does not have a certificate number, press CTR+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1345

Event Date: Day

Event Date: Day

The day is usually written on the document as text. 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 contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 28

Event Date: Month

Event Date: Month

The month is usually written on the document as text. The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters: Jan, Fev, Mar, etc.

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

If the month 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: Jan

Event Date: Year

Event Date: Year

The year is usually written on the document as text. Type a four-digit number for the year. If only a two-digit number was recorded, type what was written on the record.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1889

Given Name

Given Name

The given name 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 name, such as: Sr, Sra, Don or Dona.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

If the given name was 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: Manoel

Gender

Gender

Type either M or F.

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: M

Father's Given Name

Father's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitmo de or filho natural de. Type the father's given name that was recorded on the document. 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 or Don.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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 contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: José Pedro

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitmo de or filho natural de. Type the father's surname that was recorded on the document. 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: Sr or Don. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Dos Santos Neves

Mother's Given Name

Mother's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitmo de or filho natural de. Type the mother's given name that was recorded on the document. 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 name, such as: Sra or Dona.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Maria

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitimo de or filho natural de. Type the mother's surname that was recorded on the document. 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: Sra or Dona. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gamana das Neves

Groom's Given Name

Groom's Given Name

Type the given names from the document. 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 or Don.

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 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 contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: José Augusto

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

Type the surname from the document. 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: Sr or Don. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Leite

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

The groom's age was usually written on the document as text. Type the groom's age numerically.

If the groom's age was not recorded on the document or contains any variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 19

Groom's Father's Given Name

Groom's Father's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitmo de or filho natural de. Type the father's given name that was recorded on the document.

The given name 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 or Don.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Pedro

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitimo de or filho natural de. Type the father's surname that was recorded on the document. 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: Sr or Don. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gonçalves Leite

Groom Mother's Given Name

Groom's Mother's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitmo de or filho natural de. Type the mother's given name that was recorded on the document. 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: Sra or Dona.

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 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 contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Delfina

Groom Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitimo de or filho natural de. Type the mother's surname that was recorded on the document. 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: Sra or Dona. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gonçalves Leite

Bride's Given Name

Bride's Given Name

Type the bride's given name from the document. 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 name, such as: Sra or Dona.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

If the given name was 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: Secundina

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

Type the bride's surname from the document. 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: Sra or Dona. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Bento de Azevedo

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

The bride's age was usually written on the document as text. Type the bride's age numerically.

If the bride's age was not recorded on the document or contains any variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 19

Bride's Father's Given Name

Bride's Father's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitmo de or filha natural de. Type the father's given name that was recorded on the document. 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 or Don.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Name field.

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: Avelino

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitimo de or filha natural de. Type the father's surnames that were recorded on the document. 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: Sr or Don. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Bento de Azevedo

Bride's Mother's Given Name

Bride's Mother's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitmo de or filha natural de. Type the mother's given name that was recorded on the document. 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: Sra or Dona.

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 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 contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Maria Lusia

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitimo de or filha natural de. Type the mother's surname that was recorded on the document. 
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: Sra or Dona. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an examplede Azevedo

Deceased's Given Name

Deceased's Given Name

Type the given name from the document. 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, Sra, Don, Dona, etc.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

If the given name was 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: Manoel

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

Type the deceased's surname from the document. 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: Sr, Sra, Don, Dona, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ferreira da Silva

Death Age: Years

Death Age: Years

The deceased's age was usually written on the document as text. When the age refers to years type one-, two-, or three-digit number representing the years in this field. Do not type a "y" after the number. When months or days are included, type them into the appropriate Months and Days fields.

Do not index descriptive words, such as: abt or full age.

If the age was not recorded, does not include years, or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 30

Death Age: Months

Death Age: Months

The deceased's age was usually written on the document as text. When the age refers to months type one-, two-, or three-digit number representing the months in this field. Do not type a "m" after the number. When years or days are included, type them into the appropriate Years and Days fields.

Do not index descriptive words, such as: abt or full age.

If the age was not recorded, does not include months, or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Death Age: Days

Death Age: Days

The deceased's age was usually written on the document as text. When the age refers to days type one-, two-, or three-digit number representing the days in this field. Do not type a "d" after the number. When years or months are included, type them into the appropriate Years and Months fields.

Do not index descriptive words, such as: abt or full age.

If the age was not recorded, does not include days, or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Deceased's Father's Given Name

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitmo de or filha natural de. Type the father's given names that were recorded on the document. 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 or Don.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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: Paulino

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legitimo de or filho natural de. Type the father's surname that was recorded on the document. 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: Sr or Don. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Da Costa

Deceased's Mother's Given Name

Deceased's Mother's Given Name

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitmo de or filha natural de. Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. 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: Sra or Dona.

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 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 contain a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Adriana

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filha legitimo de or filha natural de. Type the mother's surnames that were recorded on the document. 
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: Sra or Dona. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Da Costa

Spouse's Given Name

Spouse's Given Name

Type the spouse's given name from the document. 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 name, such as: Sr, Sra, Don, Dona, etc.

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 you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

If the given name was not recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown" press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Leopoldina

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

Type the spouse's surname from the document. 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: Sr, Sra, Don, Dona, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Name field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Celetino da Freitos