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


Project Instructions



Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to these instructions.
  • Click here for a summary of project updates.

Highlighting and Using the Ruler

  • Highlights are available for this project.
  • If highlights do not appear on the image and you want to use them:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Highlights. If Show Highlights is turned on, that option will have a check mark next to it.
  • The highlights may not line up with the image. To adjust the highlights to fit the image:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Adjust Highlights.
    3. Move the cursor over the image, and all highlights will appear.
    4. To adjust the highlights, click on and drag a corner of the red outline to the proper location or click on and drag an indexing field to the proper location.
  • Adjusting highlights may be tricky. A key to successfully aligning the highlights with the fields is first to adjust the red outline to encompass the area where the fields are located and then to move the indexing fields to the proper locations.
  • The ruler is also available. If you choose to use the ruler, please be aware that it is not anchored to the indexing screen and does not automatically move as you move to a new entry. To see the ruler:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Select Show Ruler.

Number of Records per Image

  • You may 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. 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.

Overlays

  • Overlays are normally small handwritten or typed notes that cover up part of an original record.
  • When overlays are present, first index only the information found on the overlay as its own record. Then add an additional entry line in the data entry area, and index the visible information that was originally recorded as a separate record. If the original information is not readable or pertinent, mark the additional entry line as Unreadable by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U.

How to Index Names

  • Type the given names and surnames as they appear in the document.
  • Do not index titles or terms, such as "Sr," "Sra," "Dña," "Dn," or "Vda." The term "Vda" means "widow" and does not belong in a name field.
  • Maiden names are considered surnames and should be typed in the Surnames field before the married name when both are included on the record.

More Help with Spanish Names

Language for Field Names

  • The indexing field names and the field helps in the bottom right corner of the indexing screen are available in Spanish and English. To change the language:
    1. In the menu at the top of the indexing screen, click Tools.
    2. Click Options.
    3. Click on the Language tab.
    4. Click in the Language for Field Names box and Language for Field Help and Project Instructions box, and select the preferred option.
    5. Close the data entry screen, and reopen the batch for the change to take effect.

Diacritics and Other Characters

  • If the name of a person or locality is written with a character not on your keyboard, such as the "ó" in Nicoló, please insert the character by clicking on the Enter special international characters icon (a square with an "ñ" in it) and selecting the character you want to insert, or:
    1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click International Letters.
    3. Click the letter you want to insert.

Additional Information