Nicaragua, Managua—Nacimientos Reposiciones, 1992–2002 [Part A]


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 information to be indexed, 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 birth record, or if it contains an index or an overlay, 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

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

The certificate number was located in the top right corner of the record, preceded by the term "Serie." Enter all of the numbers in the certificate number including any zeros at the beginning of the number.

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

Click here to see an example: 0011257

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The child's given names were typewritten near the top of the page in boxes labeled "Primer Nombre" and "Segundo Nombre." Be sure to index the names from both these boxes in this field.

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.

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: Ana Mercedes

Child's First Surname

Child's First Surname

The child's first surname was typewritten near the top of the page in a box labeled "Primer Appellido."

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 assume a surname for the child from the father's or mother's surname.

If surnames 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: Gonzalez

Child's Second Surname

Child's Second Surname

The child's second surname was typewritten near the top of the page in a box labeled "Segundo Appellido".

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 assume a surname for the child from the father's or mother's surname.

If surnames were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleMendiola

Gender

Gender

This project is different from other Spanish projects. Usually, males would be marked as H and femails would be marked as MFor this project, type M for masculino (male) or F for femenino (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter," or other indicators in the language. 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: F

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth day was typed near the middle of the record, preceded by the Spanish term "dia". Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

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: 13

Birth Month

Birth Month

The birth month was typed near the middle of the record, preceded by the Spanish term "del mes de." Type the first three letters of the Spanish month: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

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: Jul

Birth Year

Birth Year

The birth year was typed near the middle of the record, preceded by the month and the Spanish term "de." 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.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

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: 1964

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names were typewritten with the surname near the bottom of the page in a box labeled "Nombres y Apellidos del Padre". 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 Sr or Mr, 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 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: Francisco

Father's Surnames

Father's Surnames

The surnames were typewritten with the surname near the bottom of the page in a box labeled "Nombres y Apellidos del Padre." 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 Sr or Dn, 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 surnames 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: Mendiola

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names were typewritten with the surname near the bottom of the page in a box labeled "Nombres y Apellidos de la Madre." 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 Sra or Dña, 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 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 Francisca

Mother's Surnames

Mother's Surnames

The surnames were typewritten with the surname near the bottom of the page in a box labeled "Nombres y Apellidos de la Madre." 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 Sra or Dña, 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 surnames 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: Gonzalez Ramirez