Brasil, Pernambuco—Óbitos Civis, 1900–2011


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, does not contain information to be indexed, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a death record, 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

Entry Number

Entry Number

Type the entry number that was included with the record. It is usually found in the margin of the page. Do not confuse it with a page number.

If an entry number was not listed, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example33

Death Day

Death Day

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

If a death date was not recorded, type the burial date in place of the death date.

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 example8

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month in Portuguese: JanFev, Mar, and so on.

If a death month was not recorded, type the burial month in place of the death month.

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 exampleJun

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If a death year was not recorded, type the burial year in place of the death year.

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

Click here to see an example1997

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby 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 type 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 as blank.

Click here to see an example: Manoel Francisco

Surnames

Surnames

The surnames may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or Jr, with the surnames. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surnames of the deceased were not recorded, do not assume a surname based on the parents' or spouse's surnames.

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: Martins

Gender

Gender

Type either M for masculino (male) or F for feminino (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter," or other indicators in the language. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender 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 exampleM

Age

Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or a child was stillborn, index the age as (zero).

If the age 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: 67

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, 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 index 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: SebastiĆ£o

Father's Surnames

Father's Surnames

The surnames may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the given names. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surnames 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: Martins da Silva

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surnames. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, 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 index 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Hidelbranda Ambrosiana

Mother's Surnames

Mother's Surnames

The surnames may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

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

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surnames 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: De Arruda Costa

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surnames. Be sure to type the names 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.

Do not include titles or terms such as Sr or Mrs with the given names. If a name was abbreviated, type it 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 given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleMaria da Gloria

Spouse's Surnames

Spouse's Surnames

The surnames may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names 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.

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

Do not include titles or terms such as Sr or Mrs with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. 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 exampleDutra Machado Costa