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

Project-Specific Indexing Instructions

Number of Records per Image

  • The data entry area is set at two records per image. If your batch includes images with more than two records, you will need to add enough entry lines to match the actual number of records on each image. To add entry lines:
    1. On the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image....
    3. Click in the Number of records box, and type the number of records needed to match the actual number of records on the image.
    4. Click OK.

Records that Span Two Images

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.

Language for Field Names

  • The indexing field names and the field helps in the right bottom corner of the indexing screen are available in German and English. To change the language:
    1. In the menu at the top of the indexing screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Options....
    3. Click on the Language tab.
    4. Click in the Language for Field Names box and Language for Field Help and Project Information box, and select the preferred option.
    5. Close the batch, and reopen it for the change to take effect.

International Letters

  • If the name of a person or a locality was written with a character not on your keyboard, such as the umlaut ü in Müller, please insert the letter by doing the following:
    1. On the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click International Letters....
    3. Click on the letter you want to insert.


    1. On the menu bar above the data entry area, click the Enter special international characters icon (which is a square shape with an ñ on it).
    2. Click on the letter you want to insert.
  • You may also want to change your keyboard layout to the German keyboard.

How to Index Names

  • Names are indexed in two fields—a Given Names field and a Surname field.
  • If you are not sure whether a name is a given name or a surname, type it in the Given Names field.
  • Maiden names are usually preceded by the abbreviation "geb." Do not include this abbreviation as part of the name.
  • If the name is abbreviated, type it as it was recorded. Do not type a period after an abbreviated name.

German Handwriting Help