Brasil, Minas Gerais—Registros da Igreja, 1706–1952


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

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.

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

The baptism day is usually written on the document as text. Transcribe the word or words that represent the day, and type a one- or two-digit number in this field. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou  menos, or aproximadamente.

If the baptism day was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example11

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

The baptism month is usually spelled out in the document. Abbreviate the name of the month using just the first three letters, ie. Jan, Fev, Mar, etc. Do not include descriptive words, such as: más o menos, or aproximadamente.

If the baptism month was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleFev

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

The baptism year is usually written as text in the document. Type the year as four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou menos, or aproximadamente.

If the baptism year was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example1805

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: F

Child's Given Names

Childs' Given Names

Type the given names from the document. Do not type the surnames in this field.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names such as: Sr, Sra, Da, Dn, Vda, etc. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleAnna

Father's Given names

Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the father's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s given names such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the father's given names were not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Antonio Pereira

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de.  Type the father's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s surnames such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the father's 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 exampledo Amaral

Mother's Given names

Mother's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the mother's given names were not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleLusia

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de.  Type the mother's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surnames, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the mother's 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 exampleVieira

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

The marriage day is usually written on the document as text. Transcribe the word or words that represent the day, and type a one- or two-digit number in this field. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou  menos, or aproximadamente.

If the marriage day was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example21

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The marriage month is usually spelled out in the document. Abbreviate the name of the month using just the first three letters, ie. Ene, Abr, etc. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou menos, or aproximadamente.

If the marriage month was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleJan

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

The marriage year is usually written as text in the document. Type the year as four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou menos, or aproximadamente.

If the marriage year was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example1922

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

Type the given names from the document.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleSebastião

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

Type the surnames from the document.

Do not include titles or terms with the surnames such as: Sr or Dn.

If the surnames were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleQueira

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Type the age in years. Do not include any spaces or commas.

When days, weeks, months, or any other variations are included, round up to the nearest year. For example, 20 years and 6 months should be indexed as 21 years.

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

Click here to see an example21

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the father's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s given names such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the groom's father's given names were not recorded on the document, press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleJoaquim José

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the father's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s surnames such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the groom's father's 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 exampleQueira

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleIgnacia Christina

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the mother's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surnames, such as: Sra or Da. 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 examplede Almeida

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

Type the bride’s given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the bride’s given names such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleMaria

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

Type the bride’s surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the bride’s surnames such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

Maiden names are considered as surnames and should be typed in the surname field before the married name.

If the surnames were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example Gonçalves de Arantes

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 or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example16

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

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: Francisco Diogo

Bride's Father Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the father's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s surnames such as: Sr or Dn. 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 exampleGonçalves

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleFrancisca Baptista

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho legítimo de or filha legítima de. Type the mother's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surnames, such as: Sra or Da. 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 examplede Arantes

Death Day

Death Day

The death day is usually written on the document as text. Transcribe the word or words that represent the day, and type a one- or two-digit number in this field. Do not include descriptive words, such as: mais ou menos, or aproximadamente.

If the death day was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example12

Death Month

Death Month

The death month is usually spelled out in the document. Abbreviate the name of the month using just the first three letters, such as Jan, Fev, and Mar. Do not include descriptive words, such as about. Typically, the death month is included in the first date that appears on the document.

If the death month is missing, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleJul

Death Year

Death Year

The death year is usually written as text in the document. Type the year as four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as about. Typically the death year is included in the first date that appears in the record.

If the death year is missing, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example1894

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

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 names were not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleJoão

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 exampleCotta

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

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 example50

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's 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 exampleM

Deceased's Father's Given Names

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 exampleAlex

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 exampleFrancisco

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

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 exampleMaria

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased'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: 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: das Dores

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

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 exampleMaria

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

Deceased's 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 exampleRitta