Nicaragua, Masaya - Registros Civiles 1879-1984


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Describe the image above. To do this, click in the Image Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the field. Select an option from the list.

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

If there is no information to be indexed because the image is blank, a duplicate, has no extractable data, or is unreadable, select one of these options. Press Tab or Enter, and on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image in the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Please note: The data entry area is set at one record per image; however, this project may contain more than one record per image. You will need to adjust the number of lines to match the number of records on your image. Click here, for more information.

Record Type

There are three types of records in this project. Click on the links below to see samples of the different types of records found in this project.          

To select the record type, follow these steps:

    1. Click in the Record Type field to see the down arrow.
    2. Click the down arrow to display the options.
    3. Click the correct record type.
Page Number

Page Number

The page number may be located in either the upper left or right corner of the page. Type the page number in this field.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 39

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

Type the certificate number in this field.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example77

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Silvestra Veronica

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type V for male, M for female.

Even if the name in the given name field appears to contradict the gender recorded, index what is written.

If there is no indication of the gender, do not assume a gender based on the name.

If the gender was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day.

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

Click here to see an example: 10

Birth Month

Birth Month

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: " about" or " abt".

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

Click here to see an example: Sep

Birth Year

Birth Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

If the year was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or cannot be determined, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1980

Child's Father's Given Names

Child's Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Miguel

Child's Father's Surname

Child's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Solano Hernandez

Child's Mother's Given Names

Child's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria Lourdes

Child's Mother's Surname

Child's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Rios de Solano

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day. Do not include descriptive words, such as: alrededor, poco, más o menos, or aproximadamente.

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

Click here to see an example: 17

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: " about" or " abt".

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

Click here to see an example: May

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

If the year was not recorded, contains a variation of unknown, or cannot be determined, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1975

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The names were usually written with the given names and/or initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Pedro

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Palacios Ramos

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

If the maiden name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Cruz Sanchez

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nicolas

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Palacios

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Anna

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Ramos Guadia

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Alfredo

Brides Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Cruz

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Paula Emilia

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Sanchez

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Matias

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Lopes

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type V for male, M for female.

Even if the name in the given name field appears to contradict the gender recorded, index what is written.

If there is no indication of the gender, do not assume a gender based on the name.

If the gender was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: V

Death Day

Death Day

Type only the one- or two-digit number that represents the day.

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

Click here to see an example: 14

Death Month

Death Month

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

Do not include descriptive words, such as: " about" or " abt".

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

Click here to see an example: May

Death Year

Death Year

The year should be four digits. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

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

Click here to see an example: 1889

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Type the number of years in this field. Do not type a "y" after the number.

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 the child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

Do not index descriptive words, such as: "abt" or "full age."

If the age 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 example60

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse’s Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr, Sra, Dn, etc. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Spouse's Surname

Spouse’s Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr, Sra, Da, Dn, etc.

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

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The names were usually written with the given names and/or initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr, Jr, Mr, etc.

Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies. If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press TAB to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleCarlos

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

If the surname was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleVelasquez

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except for hyphens and apostrophies.

If the given names were not recorded or contain a variation of unknown, press TAB to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleLisandra

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

If the surname was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleCalero