Honduras—Civil Registration, Births, 1886–1931


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click 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, an exact duplicate of another image, or unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image is an index or 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

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was listed. It is usually found at the top of the page. Do not confuse it with a registry number or entry number.

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

 

Click here to see an example: 58

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day. If the day of birth was an approximate date or if instead of a birth date, a previous date was referred to, such as "yesterday" or "last week," do not try to determine the birth date; index the registration date as the birth date instead.

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: 14

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the birth month: Ene, Feb Mar, etc. If the month of birth was an approximate date or if instead of a birth date, a previous date was referred to, such as "yesterday" or "last week," do not try to determine the birth date; index the registration date as the birth date instead.

Click here to see an example: Ago

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the birth year. If the year of birth was an approximate date or if instead of a birth date, a previous date was referred to, such as "yesterday" or "last week," do not try to determine the birth date; index the registration date as the birth date instead.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next record. 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 this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1886

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 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.

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

Click here to see an example: Maria Cristina

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 baby or Jr, 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 of the principal is not included, do not assume a surname based on the parents' surnames.

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: Pastora Bustamante

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type either H for hombre (male) or M for mujer (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 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 the given names 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 Sr or Dn, with the given 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Don Miguel

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 with the surname, such as Sr or Dn. 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: Bushamante

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 the given names field.

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

Click here to see an example: De Nieves

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 Sra or Da, with the surname.  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: Vasques