Italy, Trento - Baptisms 1784-1924 [Part 2A]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

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

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain any birth or baptism records or if the image is in Latin, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal 

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number. It was usually printed or handwritten in the top right or left corner of the document.

If the page number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: 1

Birth Year

Birth Year

The birth year was usually written under the heading Tempo della Nascita and next to the subheading Anno or above the heading Tempo della Nascita.

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

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

Example: 1901

Birth Month

Birth Month

The birth month was usually written under the heading Tempo della Nascita and the subheading Mese or Mese e Giorno.

The months were written in Italian. However, you should index the first three letters of the month in English. Click here to see the translation of months from Italian to English.

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

Example: Oct

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth day was usually written under the heading Tempo della Nascita and the subheading Giorno or Mese e Giorno.

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

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

Example: 10

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

The baptism year was usually written under the heading Giorno del Battesimo.

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

If the baptism year was not recorded or was written as a form of ditto or another sign of repetition, index the birth year in this field.

If a year was not recorded for the baptism or birth, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: 1901

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

The baptism month was usually written under the heading Giorno del Battesimo.

The months are written in Italian. However, you should index the month using the first three letters in English. Click here to see the translation from Italian to English.

If the baptism month was not recorded or was written as a form of ditto or another sign of repetition, index the birth month in this field.

If a month was not recorded for the baptism or birth, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: Oct

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

The baptism day was usually written under the heading Giorno del Battesimo.

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

If the baptism day was not recorded or was written as a form of ditto or another sign of repetition, index the birth day in this field.

If a day was not recorded for the baptism or birth, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: 10

Surname

Surname

The surname was usually written under the heading Nome e Cognome.

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 infante, gemello, or gemella, 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.

Index twins as separate records, even if they were recorded on the document together in a single entry.

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.

Example: Cincelli

Given Name

Given Name

The given name was usually written under the heading Nome e Cognome.

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 infante, gemello, or gemella, 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.

Index twins as separate records, even if they were recorded on the document as a single entry.

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

Example: Silvio Cipriano

Sex

Sex

The sex was usually written under the heading Sesso.

Type an M if a number or a mark is located in the Fanciullo column or an F if a number or a mark is located in the Fanciulla column. Do not type the actual number or mark.

Index the sex only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as son or daughter, or other language clues. Do not assume a sex or gender based on given names.

If the sex was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: M

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The father’s surname was usually written under the heading Genitori and the subheading Padre.

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 the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signore or Don, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

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

Example: Cincelli

Father's Given Name

Father's Given Name

The father’s given name was written under the heading Genitori and the subheading Padre.

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

Example: Paolo

Mother's Maiden Surname

Mother's Maiden Surname

The mother’s maiden surname was usually written under the heading Genitori and the subheading Madre. Often, the mother's surname will not match the child's surname, because the clerk recorded the mother's maiden surname.

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 the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Signora or Donna, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

Do not include the letter "n" or the word "nata" when it was written between the given name and the surname. These are indicators that the following word is the mother's maiden 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.

Example: Cassan

Mother's Given Name

Mother's Given Name

The mother’s given name was usually written under the heading Genitori and the subheading Madre.

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.

Do not include the letter "n" or the word "nata" when it was written between the given name and the surname. These are indicators that the following word is the mother's maiden surname.

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

Example: Margherita