Italia (Antenati Italiani), Napoli, Quartiere Montecalvario—Matrimoni, 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. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Number

Record Number

The record number is usually written at the top of the record.

If there is no record number, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 551

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

The marriage date was written in various places, depending on the type of record. Sometimes it was written at the end of the record (at the bottom of the second page), and sometimes it was written in the margin. Review each record carefully, and be sure to index the marriage date, not the registration date or some other date. If no marriage date was recorded, index the registration date instead. The registration date was usually written in the first few lines of the record.

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

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: 15

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The marriage date was written in various places, depending on the type of record. Sometimes it was written at the end of the record (at the bottom of the second page), and sometimes it was written in the margin. Review each record carefully, and be sure to index the marriage date, not the registration date or some other date. If no marriage date was recorded, index the registration date instead. The registration date was usually written in the first few lines of the record.

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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ago

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

The marriage date was written in various places, depending on the type of record. Sometimes it was written at the end of the record (at the bottom of the second page), and sometimes it was written in the margin. Review each record carefully, and be sure to index the marriage date, not the registration date or some other date. If no marriage date was recorded, index the registration date instead. The registration date was usually written in the first few lines of the record.

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 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: 1848

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The groom's name was often written in multiple places on 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 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: Michele

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The groom's name was often written in multiple places on 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 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: Cantatora

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

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

Click here to see an example: 32

Groom's Birth Comune

Groom's Birth Comune

Type the name of the comune where the groom was born. If only a frazione or paese was recorded as the place of birth, type the name of the frazione or paese.

Index the locality as it was written in the document. Don’t adjust it to its modern name, correct misspellings, or expand abbreviations. 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.

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Pasquale

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 Signora 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Angela

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 Signora or Donna, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

Click here to see an example: Lombardi

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The name was often written in multiple places on 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 Signora 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: Francesca

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

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

Type the bride's maiden name and any surnames from previous marriages in this field, with the maiden name first.

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: Cannizzaro

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

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

Click here to see an example: 41

Bride's Birth Comune

Bride's Birth Comune

Type the name of the comune where the bride was born. If only a frazione or paese was recorded as the place of birth, type the name of the frazione or paese.

Index the locality as it was written in the document. Don’t adjust it to its modern name, correct misspellings, or expand abbreviations. 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.

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Antonino

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 Signora 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Carnela

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Cannizzaro