Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam—Burgerlijke Stand, Geboorten, 1891–1902


Project Instructions



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  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to these instructions.
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Patronymic Names

  • When these records were created, patronymics were often used as middle names or in place of family names.
  • The name is patronymic if it ends in "-s," "-sd," "-sdr", "-se," "-sen," "-sse," "-ss," or "-sz." For example, in the name Steven Dirksen van Beekhuisen, the given name is "Steven," the patronymic name is "Dirksen," and the surname is "van Beekhuisen." Similarly, in the name Jacobje Hendriks Ponstein, the given name is "Jacobje," the patronymic name is "Hendriks," and the surname is "Ponstein." Please use the name endings listed above as a guide while you index these records.

Surname Prefixes

  • The most common prefixes in Dutch surnames are "de," "van," "van de," "van der," "van den," "te," "ter," or "ten." Please use these name prefixes to help you identify the surname.

Number of Records per Image

  • The data entry area on the indexing screen is set at one record per image. If your batch includes images with more than one record, you will need to add entry lines in the data entry area to match the number of records on the image. To add entry lines:
    1. In the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image.
    3. Click in the Number of records box, and type the number of records on the image.
    4. To apply this number to all images, click the Apply to all images box.
    5. Click OK.
  • If you press Tab or Enter after you complete the last record on an image, a message will appear, asking if you want to add one or more records to the image. If you have already indexed all the records on the image, do the following:
    1. Ensure that 0 (zero) is in the Number of records box.
    2. Click OK.

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