Italia (Antenati Italiani), Mantova—Stato Civile, 1806–1815


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option on the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and shows a birth, marriage, or death record, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter, and continue to index the batch.

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

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

Index the record type: Nascita, Matrimonio, or Morte.

To index 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 record type.

Click here to see an example: Morte

Record Number

Record Number

The record number is usually located at the beginning of the record or in the margin of the register next to the 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. 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 indicated, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 100

Birth Day

Birth Day (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

Don't confuse the birth 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 birth date is written farther down in the record.

The terms "suddetto," "oggi," "d'oggi," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier in the document. They often indicate that the birth day was the same as the registration 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: 6

Birth Month

Birth Month (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type the first three letters of the birth month: Gen, Feb, Mar, and so on.

Don't confuse the birth 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 birth date is written farther down in the record.

Terms such as "corrente" or "suddetto" may indicate that the birth and registration months were the same.

Other terms that were commonly used to indicate the current month include the following:

  • Cadente
  • Volgente
  • Nascente
  • Andante
  • Spirante

The following terms were commonly used to represent the past month:

  • Scorso
  • Perduto
  • Passato

Use these terms to help you determine the correct month to index.

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

Birth Year

Birth Year (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type a four-digit number for the birth year. If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the first two digits of the four-digit year from other data on the image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the document.

Don't confuse the birth 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 birth date is written farther down in the record.

The terms "corrente," "suddetto," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier on the image. They often indicate that the birth year was the same as the registration year.

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: 1808

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The child's name was often written in the margin near the record number as well as in the record itself. 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.

If any form of "N.," "N," "N. N.," "Enne," or "Nessun Nome" was recorded in place of the child's name, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "bambino" or "neonato," 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 a "j" and not as an "i."

If alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

In the case of an unclaimed or abandoned child, index the name that the civil authority gave the child.

If the name of a child was changed, such as in a belated acknowledgement of the child after the marriage of the parents or when a Hebrew child was baptized, index the original name followed by the new name, separating the two names with the word O.

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: Rosa Barbara

Child's Surname

Child's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The child's name was often written in the margin near the record number as well as in the record itself. 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 you find a correction of a surname in the margin of the record, index the surname as it was corrected.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "bambino" or "neonato," 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 surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "i."

In the case of an unclaimed or abandoned child, index the surname that the civil authority gave the child.

If the name of a child was changed, such as in a belated acknowledgement of the child after the marriage of the parents or when a Hebrew child was baptized, index the original surname followed by the new surname, separating the two names with the word O. If an alias, nickname, or variant surname was given for the child, 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 infer the child's surname from a 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.

Click here to see an example: Marconi

Child's Sex

Child's Sex

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

Index the sex only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what it was from indications in the language, such as the words "nato" or "nata," or relationship terms, such as "figlio" (son) or "figlia" (daughter). Do not assume the sex of a person based on given names.

If the sex 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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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. 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Giuseppe

Father's Surname

Father's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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.

If you find a correction of a surname in the margin of the record, index the surname as it was corrected.

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.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "i."

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Marconi

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The mother's name was usually written just once on the document. 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Filomena" and "Mena" were both written for a person's name, you would index Filomena O Mena.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Cattarina

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The mother's name was usually written just once on the document. The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the surname 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.

If you find a correction of a surname in the margin of the record, index the surname as it was corrected.

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 a "j" and not as an "i."

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Giacometti

Marriage Day

Marriage Day (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type the one- or two-digit number for the marriage day. The marriage date is often indicated in the first few lines of the record.

In this project, do not index records of banns (or public announcements of marriages), indexes, or attachments. Index only records of actual marriages.

The terms "suddetto," "oggi," "d'oggi," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier in the document. They often indicate that the marriage day was the same as the registration 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: 14

Marriage Month

Marriage Month (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type the first three letters of the marriage month: Gen, Feb, Mar, and so on. The marriage date is often found in the first few lines of the record.

In this project, do not index records of banns (or public announcements of marriages), indexes, or attachments. Index only records of actual marriages.

Terms such as "corrente" or "suddetto" may indicate that the birth and registration months were the same.

Other terms that were commonly used to indicate the current month include the following:

  • Cadente
  • Volgente
  • Nascente
  • Andante
  • Spirante

The following terms were commonly used to represent the past month:

  • Scorso
  • Perduto
  • Passato

Use these terms to help you determine the correct month to index.

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 (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type a four-digit number for the marriage year. The marriage date is often found in the first few lines of the record.

In this project, do not index records of banns (or public announcements of marriages), indexes, or attachments. Index only records of actual marriages.

If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the first two digits of the four-digit year from other data on the image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the document.

The terms "corrente," "suddetto," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier on the image. They often indicate that the marriage year was the same as the registration year.

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: 1814

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The groom's name was often written in multiple places on 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" 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Antonio

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

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 alias, nickname, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations 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 a "j" and not as an "i."

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Pirondi

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: 39

Groom's Birth Comune

Groom's Birth Comune (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

Do not include the name of a village with the name of the comune. For example, if the place of birth was written as "Fontanelle sotto Canneto," index only Canneto (the name of the comune). However, if only a village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it was part of, type the name of the village.

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.

Type the place-name as it was written. Do not expand abbreviations or correct misspellings. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

Index the long "i" (written as "j") as "j" and not as "i."

Do not index the terms "questo," "questo luogo," or "detto luogo" as place names. These terms refer to a place that was already mentioned in the document.

If the comune 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: Serravalle

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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" or "Don," 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.

If alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Giovanni

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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 alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). 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" 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.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Pirondi

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The name may have been written in multiple places on 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.

If alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Filomena" and "Mena" were both written for a person's name, you would index Filomena O Mena.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Maria

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

The surname 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 the name 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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detta la Rossa" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O la Rossa.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Bernardelli

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Filomena" and "Mena" were both written for a person's name, you would index Filomena O Mena.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Maria Isidora

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detta la Rossa" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O la Rossa.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Braghini

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: 40

Bride's Birth Comune

Bride's Birth Comune (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

Do not include the name of a village with the name of the comune. For example, if the place of birth was written as "Fontanelle sotto Canneto," index only Canneto (the name of the comune). However, if only a village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it was part of, type the name of the village.

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 of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "i."

Type the place-name as it was written. Do not expand abbreviations or correct misspellings. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

Do not index the terms "questo," "questo luogo," or "detto luogo" as place names. These terms refer to a place that was already mentioned in the document.

If the comune 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: Serravalle

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Giovanni

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). 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 a "j" and not as an "i."

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Braghini

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 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.

If alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Filomena" and "Mena" were both written for a person's name, you would index Filomena O Mena.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Ellisabetta

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detta la Rossa" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O la Rossa.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

Do not correct misspellings of names. Index the long "i" (written as "j") as a "j" and not as an "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 example: Bertelli

Death Day

Death Day (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

The terms "suddetto," "oggi," "d'oggi," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier on the document. They often indicate that the death day was the same as the registration 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: 24

Death Month

Death Month (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

Terms such as "corrente" or "suddetto" may indicate that the birth and registration months were the same.

Other terms that were commonly used to indicate the current month include the following:

  • Cadente
  • Volgente
  • Nascente
  • Andante
  • Spirante

The following terms were commonly used to represent the past month:

  • Scorso
  • Perduto
  • Passato

Use these terms to help you determine the correct month to index.

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: Giu

Death Year

Death Year (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type a four-digit number for the death year. If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the first two digits of the four-digit 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 document.

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.

The terms "corrente," "suddetto," and so on indicate that the date was recorded earlier in the record. They often indicate that the death year was the same as the registration year.

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: 1815

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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" 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

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 example: Giovanna

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Signore" 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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detto il Rosso" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O il Rosso.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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 example: Zanni

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Sex

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

Index the sex 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 the sex of a person based on given names.

If the sex 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 example: 27

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 "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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

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 example: Giuseppe

Spouse's Surname

Spouse's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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 "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 alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detto il Rosso" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O il Rosso.

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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 example: Schivoli

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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. 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 alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Giuseppe," "Pino," and "il Magro" were all written for a person's name, you would index Giuseppe O Pino O il Magro.

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 example: Giacomo

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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.

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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). 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 assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Puglia

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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.

If alias names, nicknames, or variant names were given for a person, index all given name variations, separating each name variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Filomena" and "Mena" were both written for a person's name, you would index Filomena O Mena.

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 example: Angela

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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.

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 on the document.

If alias surnames, nicknames, or variant surnames were given for a person, index all surname variations, separating each surname variant with the word O (the word "or" in Italian). For example, if "Rosselli, detta la Rossa" was written for the surname, you would index Rosselli O la Rossa.

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

Do not assume the surname of an individual from the surname of another person mentioned in the document, such as a family member.

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: Zanetti

Deceased's Comune of Birth

Deceased's Comune of Birth (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

Do not include the name of a village with the name of the comune. For example, if the place of birth was written as "Fontanelle sotto Canneto," index only Canneto (the name of the comune). However, if only a village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it was part of, type the name of the village.

Type the place-name as it was written. Do not expand abbreviations or correct misspellings. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

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."

Do not index the terms "questo," "questo luogo," or "detto luogo" as place-names. These terms refer to a place that was already mentioned in the document.

If the comune 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: Canneto

Deceased's Birth Day

Deceased's Birth Day (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

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

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 example: 24

Deceased's Birth Month

Deceased's Birth Month (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type the first three letters of the birth month: Gen, Feb, Mar, 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 example: Dic

Deceased's Birth Year

Deceased's Birth Year (Updated 17 Nov 2015)

Type a four-digit number for the birth year.

If only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the first two digits of the four-digit year from other data on the image. If you cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the document.

If the year 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: 1882