Italia (Antenati Italiani), Caltanissetta—Morti, 1875–1930 [Parte 1]


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 a death record, 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 death record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

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Record Number

Record Number

The record number is usually located at the beginning of the death record or in the margin of the register next to the death record. It may also be included in the record itself.

The record numbers are usually in numerical order. The field is set so the number will increase automatically as you move to a new record in the data entry area for the same image. If an entry number is missing or out of order, change the number to match the record.

Records that are not numbered should still be indexed.

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

Click here to see an example5

Death Year

Death Year

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 or from the previous or next image. If you 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 usually written farther down in the record.

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

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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 usually 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.

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Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: GenFeb, Mar, and so on.

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 usually 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

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The deceased's name was often written in multiple places in the document. 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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleSalvatore

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The deceased's name was often written in multiple places in the document. 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.

If an alias, nickname, or variant surname was given, index the variant after the surname, following the word O. For example, if “Rosselli, detto il Rosso” was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O il Rosso.

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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleSchillaci

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type M for maschio (male) or F for femmina (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as "figlio" (son), "figlia" (daughter), "marito" (husband), or "moglie" (wife), or other language clues, such as word endings ("morto," "morta," "nato," "nata," and so on). 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: F

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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example82

Birth Day

Birth Day

If a birth day for the deceased was recorded, type the one- or two-digit number for the day in this field. If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example24

Birth Month

Birth Month

If a birth month for the deceased was recorded, type the first three letters of the month in this field: GenFebMar, and so on.

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

Click here to see an exampleDic

Birth Year

Birth Year

If a birth year for the deceased was recorded, type a four-digit number for the year in this field.

If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record. If you 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.

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Comune of Birth

Comune of Birth

Type the name of the comune (or municipality) where the deceased was born. 

Do not include the village name with the comune name.  For example, “Fontanelle sotto Canneto,” would be indexed as Canneto.

However, if the comune was not recorded but the village was, type the village name in this field.

Do not adjust the place-name to its modern name. For example, if it was written as “Canneto,” then index Canneto, not “Canneto sull’Oglio” as the comune is called today.

Do not correct misspellings. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

If the place-name was abbreviated and you can determine what it stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. To use the lookup list for assistance, press Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what it stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the place of birth was not indicated, index the name of the parish that issued the birth certificate. If the certificate was endorsed by a municipal authority, index the name of the comune as the place of birth.

Do not correct misspellings. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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

Click here to see an exampleCampofranco

Clik here to see an exampleAcquaviva Platani

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The father’s name may have been written in multiple places in the document. 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. 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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleGiuseppe

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The father’s name may have been written in multiple places in the document. 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.

If an alias, nickname, or variant surname was given, index the variant after the surname, following the word O. For example, if “Rosselli, detto il Rosso” was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O il Rosso.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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.

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The mother’s name may have been written in multiple places in the document. 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 names. 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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleMaddalena

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The mother’s name may have been written in multiple places in the document. 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.

If an alias, nickname, or variant surname was given, index the variant after the surname, following the word O. For example, if “Rosselli, detta la Rossa” was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O la Rossa.

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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleIngrasci

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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleVincenza

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.

If an alias, nickname, or variant surname was given, index the variant after the surname, following the word O. For example, if “Rosselli, detto il Rosso” was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O il Rosso

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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long “i” (written as “j”) as “j” and not as “i.”

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 exampleGaliano