Chile - Registros Civiles 1885-1900


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, a duplicate, 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.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Please note: The data entry area is set at one record per image; however, this project may contain more than one record per image. You will need to adjust the number of lines to match the number of records on your image. Click here, for more information.

Record Type

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

To select the record type, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the Record Type field to see the down arrow.
  2. Click the down arrow to display the options.
  3. Click the correct record type.
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:36

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

Type the certificate number in this field.

If the document does not have a certificate number, press Tab to skip this field.

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: José Rafael

Gender

Gender

Type V for male or M for female.

Even if the name in the given name field appears to contradict the gender recorded, index what is written.

Click here to see an example: V

Birth Date: Day

Birth Date: Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day.

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

Click here to see an example: 16

Birth Date: Month

Birth Date: Month

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

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

Click here to see an example: Ene

Birth Date: Year

Birth Date: Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

If the year was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or cannot be determined, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1897

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Vamas

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Millar

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Rosa

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Cartes

Marriage Date: Day

Marriage Date: Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: alrededor, poco, más o menos, or aproximadamente.

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

Click here to see an example: 19

Marriage Date: Month

Marriage Date: Month

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

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

Click here to see an example: Nov

Marriage Date: Year

Marriage Date: Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

If the year was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or cannot be determined, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1887

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The names were usually written with the given names and/or initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, 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. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Pedro

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Cruces

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Martina

Bride's Maiden Name

Bride's Maiden Name

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

If the maiden name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Muñoz

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Francisco

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Cruces

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Dolores

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Valenzuela

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: José del Carmen

Brides Father's Surnames

Bride's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Muñoz

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Hidalgo

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Lauriana

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Maldonado

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type V for male or M for female.

Even if the name in the given name field appears to contradict the gender recorded, index what is written.

Click here to see an example: M

Death Date: Day

Death Date: Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day.

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

Click here to see an example: 13

Death Date: Month

Death Date: Month

The acceptable abbreviation for the month is the first three letters: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

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

Click here to see an example: Feb

Death Date: Year

Death Date: Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

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

Click here to see an example: 1887

Age: Years

Age: Years

When the number written on the record indicates that the age refers to years, type it in this field. Do not type a y after the number. When months and days are included, type them into the appropriate Months and Days fields.

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

If the years were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 42

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse’s Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr, Sra, Dn, Da, 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. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Spouse's Surname

Spouse’s Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr, Sra, Da, Dn, etc.

If the surname was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The names were usually written with the given names and/or initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, 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. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Salvador

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

If the surname was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Maldonado

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are OK.)

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

If the surname was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Santos Concha de Maldonado