Italia, Diocesi di Trento—Registri Parrocchiali, 1560–1800


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. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If 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: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types: baptism, marriage, and death.

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Morte

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the baptism date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Baptism date.
  2. Birth date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 13

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the baptism date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Baptism date.
  2. Birth date.
  3. Registry date.

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: Mar

Baptism Year

Baptism 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.

If a record includes just one date, index it in the baptism date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Baptism date.
  2. Birth date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 1779

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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Maria Catharina

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, 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 assume the child's surname from the parent's surname. 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.

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

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

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." 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

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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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 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: Sebastiani

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Click here to see an example: Gobber

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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Catharina

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Gobber

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the marriage date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Marriage date.
  2. Last banns date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 17

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the marriage date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Marriage date.
  2. Last banns date.
  3. Registry date.

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: Feb

Marriage Year

Marriage 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 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 a record includes just one date, index it in the marriage date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Marriage date.
  2. Last banns date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 1705

Groom's Given Names

Groom'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Joannes

Groom's Surname

Groom'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index full years only. 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.

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Joannis

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Click here to see an example: Michaeli

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Bride's Given Names

Bride'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Maria Elisabeth

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index full years only. 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.

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Martini

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Click here to see an example: Rattin

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Death Day

Death Day

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the death date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Death date.
  2. Burial date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 23

Death Month

Death Month

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

If a record includes just one date, index it in the death date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Death date.
  2. Burial date.
  3. Registry date.

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: Dic

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 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 a record includes just one date, index it in the death date fields. If the record includes more than one date, index the date according to this order of preference:

  1. Death date.
  2. Burial date.
  3. Registry date.

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: 1774

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signora, Don, 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: Joannes

Deceased's Surname

Deceased'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, Don, or infant, 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: Rigoni

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 the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son," "daughter," "husband," or "wife." 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 full years only. 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 example: 60

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signore, Signora, Don, 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Dominici

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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Lorenzi

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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: Joannis

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased'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 this field.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased'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.

Index the names as they were written in the record. Include any Latin name endings that were used, and do not change the names to their Italian equivalents.

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.