Italia (Antenati Italiani), Napoli, Quartiere Montecalvario—Morte, 1809–1865


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, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a birth record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

The certificate number is usually located in the upper right or left corner of the document.

The certificate numbers are usually in numerical order but not always. The field is set so the number will increase automatically as you move to a new record. If the entry number is missing or out of order, change the number to match the record.

If the certificate number 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: 105

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

Don't confuse the death date with the registry date, or the date when the record was created. The registry date is usually at the beginning of the record. The death date is often written farther down in the record.

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 example7

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Gen, Feb, Mar, etc.

Don't confuse the death date with the registry date, or the date when the record was created. The registry date is usually at the beginning of the record. The death date is often written farther down in the record.

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 exampleFeb

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. 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 image. If you still cannot determine the full, four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

Don't confuse the death date with the registry date, or the date when the record was created. The registry date is usually at the beginning of the record. The death date is often written farther down in 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 example1811

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The deceased's name was often written in multiple places in the record. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

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 Signore, Signora, Don, or Donna, 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: Fedele

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The deceased's name was often written in multiple places in the record. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

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 Signore, Signora, Don, or Donna, 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 exampleBiagio

Birth Day

Birth Day

If a birth day for the deceased was recorded, type it in this field.

Type 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 Tab to skip this field.

Birth Month

Birth Month

If a birth month for the deceased was recorded, type it in this field.

Type the first three letters of the month: Gen, Feb, Mar, etc.

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

Birth Year

Birth Year

If a birth year for the deceased was recorded, type it in this field.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the 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 Tab to skip this field.

Gender

Gender

Type M for maschio or F for femmina.

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter," or other language clues. 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

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or a 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 75

Comune of Birth

Comune of Birth

Type the name of the comune where the deceased was born. If only a village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it was part of, type the name of the village.

Index the locality as it was written in the document. Don’t correct misspellings, expand abbreviations, or adjust the place-name to its modern name. If the name was abbreviated, don't include punctuation when you index the abbreviation.

If no locality was recorded or if the locality was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Father's Given Names

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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signore or Don, 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: Gaspare

Father's Surname

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signore or Don, 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: Cioffi

Mother's Given Names

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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signora or Donna, 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: Maria

Mother's Surname

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 Signora or Donna, 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: De Luca

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 Signore, Signora, Don, or Donna, 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: Raffaela

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 Signore, Signora, Don, or Donna, 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: Sorrentino