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 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.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

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

To select the record type:

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

Click here to see an example: Morte

Certificate 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. 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 example: 100

Birth Day

Birth Day

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

Don't confuse the birth date with the registry date, which was 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.

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

Type the first three letters of the 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.

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

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full, four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

Don't confuse the 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.

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: 1808

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

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 “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.

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 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

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. 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 “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 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 Gender

Child'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 indications in the language or 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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The father's name may have been written in multiple places in the record. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. 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 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

The father's name may have been written in multiple places in the record. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.”

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

The mother's name was usually written just once on the record. 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 “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.

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

The mother's name was usually written just once on the record. The surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.”

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

Only records of marriages are to be indexed in this project. If records are of banns or public announcements of marriages, do not index them. Mark those images as No Extractable Data Image.

The marriage date is often found in the first few lines of the record.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 14

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Only records of marriages are to be indexed in this project. If records are of banns or public announcements of marriages, do not index them. Mark those images as No Extractable Data Image.

The marriage date is often found in the first few lines of the record. Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

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

Click here to see an example: Ago

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Only records of marriages are to be indexed in this project. If records are of banns or public announcements of marriages, do not index them. Mark those images as No Extractable Data Image.

The marriage date is often found in the first few lines of the record.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the 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 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: 1814

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

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

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

If the name of the spouse was changed, (for example an Hebrew after he was baptized), index the original name followed by the new name, separating the two names with the word O.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Signore" or "Don," 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.

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

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

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Given Names field.

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 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.”

If the name of the spouse was changed, (for example an Hebrew after he was baptized), index the original name followed by the new name, separating the two names with the word O.

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

Type the name of the comune where the groom was born, not the village or farmhouse that is part of the comune. If only the village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it is a part of, type the name of the village. For example, if “Fontanelle sotto Canneto” was recorded, type only “Canneto.” 

Index the locality as it is written in the document. Don’t adjust it to the modern name of the locality. For example, if “Canneto” was recorded, type only “Canneto” and not “Canneto sull’Oglio,” as the locality is called today.

If the name of the comune has been misspelled, spell it correctly. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. If there is any question as to what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

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.

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

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. 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 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.

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

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. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Groom's Father's Given Names field.

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 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.”

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

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. 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.

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

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. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Groom's Mother's Given Names field.

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 include titles or terms, such as "Signora" or "Donna," with the surname. 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 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

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. 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.

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

If the name of the bride was changed, (for example an Hebrew after she 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: Maria Isidora

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

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

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

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Given Names field.

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 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.”

If the name of the bride was changed, (for example an Hebrew child after she was baptized), index the original name followed by the new name, separating the two names with the word O.

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

Type the name of the comune where the bride was born, not the village or farmhouse that is part of the comune. If only the village was recorded, with no indication of which comune it is a part of, type the name of the village. For example, if “Fontanelle sotto Canneto” was recorded, type only “Canneto.” 

Index the locality as it is written in the document. Don’t adjust it to the modern name of the locality. For example, if “Canneto” was recorded, type only “Canneto” and not “Canneto sull’Oglio,” as the locality is called today.

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

If the name of the comune has been misspelled, spell it correctly. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. If there is any question as to what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

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.

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

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. 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 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.

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

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. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Father's Given Names field.

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 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.”

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

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. 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.

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

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. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Bride's Mother's Given Names field.

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 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.”

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

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.

Click here to see an example: 24

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 example: Giu

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.

Click here to see an example: 1815

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. 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 example: Giovanna

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. 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 example: Zanni

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 example: 27

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

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,” “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 example: Giuseppe

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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 example: Schivoli

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's 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 example: Giacomo

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's 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. 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.

Click here to see an example: Puglia

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's 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. 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 example: Angela

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's 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. 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 example: Zanetti

Deceased's Comune of Birth

Deceased's 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 example: Canneto

Deceased's Birth Day

Deceased's 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.

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

Deceased's Birth Month

Deceased's 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

Deceased's Birth Year

Deceased's 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.

Click here to see an example1882