Hrvatska, Delnički dekanat—crkvene knjige, 1725–1926 [Dio A]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on 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 another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match 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. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types: krštenje (baptism), brak (marriage), and smrt (death). To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Baptism

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was written in the top corner of the record.

If a page number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 152

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the baptism day. Do not confuse the baptism date with the birth date, which was often included in baptism records.

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 example: 22

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

Type the first three letters of the baptism month in Croatian: Sij, Vel, Ožu, etc. Do not confuse the baptism date with the birth date, which was often included in baptism records.

If the records were written in Latin, use the Croatian version of the month name. The months in Croatian and their equivalents in Latin are listed below:

  • Siječanj—Januarius
  • Veljača—Februarius
  • Ožujak—Martius
  • Travanj—Aprilis
  • Svibanj—Maius
  • Lipanj—Junius
  • Srpanj—Julius
  • Kolovoz—Augustus
  • Rujan—September (7ber or VIIber)
  • Listopad—October (8ber or VIIIber)
  • Studeni—November (9ber or IXber)
  • Prosinac—December (10ber or Xber)

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 example: Kol

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

Type a four-digit number for the baptism year. Do not confuse the baptism date with the birth date, which was often included in baptism records.

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 or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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 example: 1895

Child's Given Names

Child'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 this field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Slavko

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type either M for muški (male) or Z for ženski (female).

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

Latin words have both a male (-us) and female (-a) form, such as "legitimus" (legitimate son) and "legitima" (legitimate daughter). So you can index the gender of the child by looking at the ending of this word and similar words.

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 example: M

Child's Father's Given Names

Child's 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 this field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the given names, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Anton

Child's Father's Surname

Child's Father's Surname

The surname 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.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the surname, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Biondić

Child's Mother's Given Names

Child's Mother'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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Antonia

Child's Mother's Surname

Child's Mother's Surname

The surname 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 Miss 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Beljan

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

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

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 example: 20

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Type the first three letters of the baptism month in Croatian: Sij, Vel, Ožu, etc.

If the records were written in Latin, use the Croatian version of the month name. The months in Croatian and their equivalents in Latin are listed below:

  • Siječanj—Januarius
  • Veljača—Februarius
  • Ožujak—Martius
  • Travanj—Aprilis
  • Svibanj—Maius
  • Lipanj—Junius
  • Srpanj—Julius
  • Kolovoz—Augustus
  • Rujan—September (7ber or VIIber)
  • Listopad—October (8ber or VIIIber)
  • Studeni—November (9ber or IXber)
  • Prosinac—December (10ber or Xber)

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 example: Vel

Marriage Year

Marriage 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 or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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 example: 1890

Groom's Given Names

Groom'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 this field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, with the name. If a given 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Anton

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname 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.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Brozović

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

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: 25

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The groom's father's 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Luka

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The groom's father's surname 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 Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Brozović

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The groom's mother's 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Franciska

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The groom's mother's surname 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 Mrs, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations.

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: Canković

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The bride's 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 this field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname 

The bride's surname 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.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss 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 bride's name 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: Podnor

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

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: 26

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The bride's father's 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Antonius

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The bride's father's surname 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 Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Podnor

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given names

The bride's mother's 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Terezija

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The bride's mother's surname 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 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Brozović

Death Day

Death Day 

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

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 example: 13

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the baptism month in Croatian: Sij, Vel, Ožu, etc.

If the records were written in Latin, use Croatian version of the month name. The months in Croatian and their equivalents in Latin are listed below:

  • Siječanj—Januarius
  • Veljača—Februarius
  • Ožujak—Martius
  • Travanj—Aprilis
  • Svibanj—Maius
  • Lipanj—Junius
  • Srpanj—Julius
  • Kolovoz—Augustus
  • Rujan—September (7ber or VIIber)
  • Listopad—October (8ber or VIIIber)
  • Studeni—November (9ber or IXber)
  • Prosinac—December (10ber or Xber)

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 example: Kol

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 or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

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 example: 1874

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names 

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

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Catharina

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname 

The surname 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.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions that were written on the record.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Vodopić

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type either M for muški (male) or Z for ženski (female).

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

Latin words have both a male (-us) and female (-a) form, such as "legitimus" (legitimate son) and "legitima" (legitimate daughter). So you can index the gender of the child by looking at the ending of this word and similar words.

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 example: M

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age 

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

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: 43

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Tome

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

The surname 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 Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mance

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names 

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

Do not include titles or terms, such as Miss or Mrs, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Marije

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The surname 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 Miss or Mrs, with the 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 surname 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 example: Conić

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse'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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Mrs, 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 the given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname

The surname 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 Mr 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.