France, Diocèse de Coutances et Avranches—Registres Paroissiaux, 1796–1880 [3e partie]


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.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image has data on it but does not include at least 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. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types:

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: Mariage

Baptism Date: Day

Baptism Date: Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the baptism took place.

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: 10

Baptism Date: Month

Baptism Date: Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the baptism took place: Jan, Fev, Mar, etc.

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: Déc

Baptism Date: Year

Baptism Date: Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the baptism took place.

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: 1860

Baptism: Given Names

Baptism: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 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: Marie Jeanne

Baptism: Surname

Baptism: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Roené

Gender

Gender

Type M for male, F for female, or I for unknown.

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

Type I only if you cannot tell what the gender was from other information on the record.

Click here to see an example: F

Father: Given Names

Father: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Sr or Dr, 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: Michel

Father: Surname

Father: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Roené

Mother: Given Names

Mother: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Mme, 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: Isabelle

Mother: Surname

Mother: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mme, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Guimec

Marriage Date: Day

Marriage Date: Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the marriage took place.

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: 3

Marriage Date: Month

Marriage Date: Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the marriage took place: Jan, Fev, Mar, etc.

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: Juil

Marriage Date: Year

Marriage Date: Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the marriage took place.

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: 1860

Groom: Given Names

Groom: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Sr or Dr, 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: Jean Louis

Groom: Surname

Groom: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Gallo

Groom's Father: Given Names

Groom's Father: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Sr or Dr, 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: Francois Guillamme

Groom's Father: Surname

Groom's Father: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Gallo

Groom's Mother: Given Names

Groom's Mother: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Mme, 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: Anne

Groom's Mother: Surname

Groom's Mother: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mme, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Guem

Bride: Given Names

Bride: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Mlle, 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: Marie Anne

Bride: Surname

Bride: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mlle, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Gourlay

Bride's Father: Given Names

Bride's Father: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Sr or Dr, 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: Benjamin

Bride's Father: Surname

Bride's Father: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Gourlay

Bride's Mother: Given Names

Bride's Mother: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Mme, 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: Marie Julienne

Bride's Mother: Surname

Bride's Mother: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mme, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Lélou

Burial Date: Day

Burial Date: Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the burial occurred.

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

Burial Date: Month

Burial Date: Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the burial occurred: Jan, Fev, Mar, etc.

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: Fev

Burial Date: Year

Burial Date: Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the burial occurred.

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: 1860

Burial: Given Names

Burial: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 infant, M, Mme, or Mlle, 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: Pierre Joseph

Burial: Surname

Burial: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, M, Mme, or Mlle, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Grévelec

Father: Given Names

Father: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Sr or Dr, 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: Marc

Father: Surnames

Father: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Grévelec

Mother: Given Names

Mother: Given Names

Names were usually recorded with given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 Mme, 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: Marie Louisa

Mother: Surname

Mother: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mme, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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: Pemern

Spouse: Given Names

Spouse: Given Names

Names were usually written with the given names first. Be sure to type the parts of 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 M or Mme, 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.

Spouse: Surname

Spouse: Surname

Names were usually recorded with surnames last. Include all surnames in this field. Do not index the words "dit" or "dite," and separate first and second surnames using a hyphen. For example, the surname "Bertrand dit Arceneaux" would be indexed as Bertrand-Arceneaux.

Do not include titles or terms, such as M or Mme, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens, as described above, 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.