República Dominicana—Nacimientos Civiles, 1828–1906


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

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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 170

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.

Click here to see an example: 527

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth day is usually written on the document as text. Transcribe the word or words that represent the day, and type a one- or two-digit number in this field. Do not include descriptive words, such as: alrededor, poco, más o  menos, or aproximadamente.

If the birth day was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 19

Birth Month

Birth Month

The birth month is usually spelled out in the document. Abbreviate the name of the month using just the first three letters, ie. Ene, Abr, etc. Do not include descriptive words, such as: alrededor, poco, más o  menos, or aproximadamente.

If the birth month was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nov

Birth Year

Birth Year

The baptism year is usually written as text in the document. Type the year as four digits. Do not include descriptive words, such as: alrededor, poco, más o  menos, or aproximadamente.

If the birth year was not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1881

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

Type the given names from the document. Do not type the surnames in this field.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names such as: Sr, Sra, Da, Dn, etc. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Dolores 

Gender

Gender

Type either H for male or M for female.

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if it can be determined by the relationship as a son or daughter. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

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

Click here to see an example: H

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase hijo legítimo de or hija legítima de. Type the father's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s given names such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jovino

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase hijo legítimo de or hija legítima de. Type the father's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s surnames such as: Sr or Dn. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surnames were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Moquete

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase hijo legítimo de or hija legítima de. Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Balbina

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase hijo legítimo de or hija legítima de. Type the mother's surnames that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surnames.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's surnames, such as: Sra or Da. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surnames were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Santana