Česká Republika (Tschechien), Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552–1905 [část 1C]


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

Note: To view instructions on how to adjust the number of lines to match the actual number of records on your image, and how to index records that span two images, read the instructions on the Project Information tab, or click here.

Record Type

There are three types of records in this project: Geburten (Birth), Trauungen (Marriage), and Verstorbene (Death).

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Trauungen

Page Type

Page Type 

Many records were written in books across two pages. Sometimes the books were too large to capture both pages in one image, so information that relates to one record spans two images.  

  • If the image has all the requested information on one page, then press Ctrl+B to mark the Page Type field as blank, and continue indexing the rest of the fields as usual. 
  • If you are unsure whether the image contains all the requested information, go to the next image in the batch to see if it contains information relating to the records on the current image.  
  • If the image contains only part of the requested information, it is probably the left or right page of a two-page register. In the Page Type field, select Linke Seite (left page) or Rechte Seite (right page), according to which page it is, and then index only the information that appears on the image.
  • If the information for a required field does not appear on the image, press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank. That information will be indexed in association with another image.
Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was written or stamped on the page you are indexing.

If a page number was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 9

Birth Year

Birth Year

The year was usually recorded in the heading of the first column. It is valid for all the records in the column unless a new year was recorded.

Type the four-digit number for the year.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, try to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If the full year cannot be determined, type what was written on the record.

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

Click here to see an example: 1808

Birth Day

Birth Day

The day was usually recorded in the first column. If no birth date was recorded, but there is a baptism date, index the baptism day in this field.

Type only 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: 4

Birth Month

Birth Month

The month was usually recorded in the heading of the first column. It is valid for all the records in the column, until a new month was recorded. If no birth date was recorded, but there is a baptism date, index the baptism month in this field.

Type the first three letters of the month (in German): Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

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: Jan

Death Year

Death Year

The year was usually recorded in the heading of the first column. It is valid for all the records in the column unless a new year was recorded.

Type the four-digit number for the year.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, try to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If the full year cannot be determined, type what was written on the record.

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

Click here to see an example: 1843

Death Day

Death Day

The day was usually recorded in the first column. If no death date was recorded, but there is a burial date, index the burial day in this field.

Type only 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: 11

Death Month

Death Month

The month was usually recorded in the heading of the first column. It is valid for all the records in the column, until a new month was recorded. If no death date was recorded, but there is a burial date, index the burial month in this field.

Type the first three letters of the month (in German): Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

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: Feb

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

The year was usually recorded in the heading of the first column. It is valid for all the records in the column unless a new year was recorded.

Type the four-digit number for the year.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, try to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If the full year cannot be determined, type what was written on the record.

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

Click here to see an example: 1858

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

The day was usually recorded in the first column.

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents 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: 9

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The month was usually recorded in the heading of the first column.

Type the first three letters of the month (in German): Jan, Feb, Mär, etc.

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: Feb

House Number

House Number

Type the house number that was written in the Haus nummer column.

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

Click here to see an example: 69

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as kleinkind, 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: Carl Joseph

Child's Surname

Child'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 kleinkind, 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.

Do not assume the child's surname from the parent's surname. 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: Hübler

Gender

Gender

Type either M for männlich  (male) or W for weiblich (female).

The gender was usually indicated with a 1 marked in the appropriate subdivision of the Geschlecht column. The subdivision headings might also be written as "Knab" or "Knaben" (boys) and "Mädchen" (girls).

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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The father's name was usually recorded in the column titled "Vater." 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 Herr or Meister, 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: Andreas

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The father's name was usually recorded in the column titled "Vater."

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 Herr or Meister, 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 example: Hübler

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The mother's name was usually recorded in the column titled "Mutter."

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 Frau or Fräulein, with the names. 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Rossina

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The mother's name was usually recorded in the column titled "Mutter." The maiden name or surname was 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.

If the mother's maiden name and married surname both are listed, type both, with the maiden name first.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frau or Fräulein, 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 example: Köhler

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Meister, with the name. If a 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 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: Franz

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr or Meister, 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: Werner

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

The age was usually recorded in the column titled "Alter."

Type the age in full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest year.

If the 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 example: 32

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The name of the groom's father was usually recorded in the same column as the groom's name, with the given names 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 term, such as Herr or Meister, 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: Josef

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The name of the groom's father was usually recorded in the same column as the groom's name, with the surname 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 Herr or Meister, 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 example: Werner

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The name of the groom's mother was usually recorded in the same column as the groom's name, with the given names 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 Frau or Fräulein, with the names. 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Theresia

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The name of the groom's mother was usually recorded in the same column as the groom's name, with the maiden name or married surname 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.

If the mother's maiden name or married surname both are listed, type both, with the maiden name first.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frau or Fräulein, 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 example: Hahnel

Bride's Given Names

Bride'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 Frau or Fräulein, 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: Eleonore

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

Type the bride's maiden name and any surnames from previous marriages in this field, with the maiden name first.

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 Frau or Fräulein, 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: Kleinpeter

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

The age was usually recorded in the column titled "Alter."

Type the age in full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest year.

If the 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 example: 30

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The name of the bride's father was usually recorded in the same column as the bride's name, with the given names 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 Herr or Meister, 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: Gottfried

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The name of the bride's father was usually recorded in the same column as the bride's name with the surname 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 Herr or Meister, 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 example: Kleinpeter

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The name of the bride's mother was usually recorded in the same column as the bride's name, with the given names 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 Frau or Fräulein, 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: Theresia

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The name of the bride's mother was usually recorded in the same column as the bride's name, with the maiden name or surname 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.

If the mother's maiden name or married surname both are listed, type both, with the maiden name first.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frau or Fräulein, 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 example: Hahnel

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 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 Herr, Meister, Frau, or Fräulein, 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: Anna Maria

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Herr, Meister, Frau, or Fräulein 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 "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ulrich

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type either M for männlich (male) or W for weiblich (female).

The gender was usually indicated with a 1 marked in the appropriate subdivision of the Geschlecht column. The subdivision headings might also be written as "Knab" or "Knaben" (boys) and "Mädchen" (girls).

If the gender was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: W

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Type the age in full years.

If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or the child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

If the 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 example: 89

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The father's name was usually recorded in the same column as the name of the deceased, with the given names 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 Herr or Meister, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Anton

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

The father's name was usually recorded in the same column as the name of the deceased, with the surname 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 Herr or Meister, 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 example: Ulrich

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

The mother's name was usually recorded in the same column as the name of the deceased, with the given names 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 Frau or Fräulein, 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: M Anna

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The mother's name was usually recorded in the same column as the name of the deceased, with the maiden name or surname 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.

If the mother's maiden name or married surname both are listed, type both, with the maiden name first.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Frau or Fräulein, 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 example: Kühnacht

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 Herr or Frau, 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: Josef

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 Herr or Frau, 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 example: Bernard