Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 [Teil A]


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 data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image, or if this is the last image in the batch, submit the batch.

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types:

  1. Getaufte (Baptism)
  2. Copulierte (Marriage)
  3. Verstorbene (Death)

Click in the Record Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the field to select the record type.

Click here for an example: Getaufte

Page Number

Page Number

The page number was usually written in either the upper left or right corner of the document.

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

Click here for an example: 174

Record Number

Record Number

The record number may have been written under the heading "No." or the heading "No. und Namen" or something similar.

The record numbers are usually in numerical order, and the field is set so the record number increases automatically as you move to a new record. If a record number is missing or out of order, you will need to adjust the number to match the record.

If there is no record number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here for an example: 15

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth date was usually written under the heading "Jahr" (year) and "Monat" (month) and then "Tag und Stunde der Geburt" (day and hour of birth).

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

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 for an example: 2

Birth Month

Birth Month

The month was usually written in the "Jahr" and "Monat" column.

Type the first three letters of the birth month in this field: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc. The abbreviations "Oct" (October) and "Dec" (December) are written with a "c" to reflect the spelling used throughout most of this record collection.

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 for an example: Dec

Birth Year

Birth Year

The year was usually written next to the label "Jahr" (year) and also at the top of the page.

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

Click here for an example: 1850

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

The baptism date was usually written under the heading "Jahr" (year) and "Monat" (month) and the subheading "Tag der Taufe."

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

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 for an example: 17

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

The baptism date was usually written under the heading "Jahr" (year) and "Monat" (month) and the subheading "Tag der Taufe."

Type the first three letters of the baptism month in this field: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc. The abbreviations "Oct" (October) and "Dec" (December) are written with a "c" to reflect the spelling used throughout most of this record collection.

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.

Example: Dec

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

The baptism year was usually written next to the word "Jahr" (year) and also at the top of the page.

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

Click here for an example: 1850

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The child's name was usually written under the heading "No. und Namen des Kindes."

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 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.

In some records the name of the child may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanstr or Johanssn. Index these in the Child's Given Name field.

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: Reinhold

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The child's name was usually written under the heading "No. und Namen des Kindes."

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 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.

In some records the name of the child may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanstr or Johanssn. Index these in the Child's Given Name field.

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.

Click here to see an example: Krämer

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

The marriage date was usually written under the heading "Monat und Tag der Trauung" and sometimes written out in text rather than in numbers (for example,"dreißig" instead of 30).

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

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 for an example: 30

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The marriage date was usually written under the heading "Monat und Tag der Trauung."

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc. The abbreviations "Oct" (October) and "Dec" (December) are written with a "c" to reflect the spelling used throughout most of this record collection.

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 for an example: Jun

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

The marriage year was usually written at the top of the page, next to the heading "Getraute im Jahre."

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

Click here for an example: 1885

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The groom's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familiennamen der Getrauten."

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 Jungg, Meister, or Herr, 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.

In some records the name of the groom may contain a patronymic such as Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanssn. Index these in the Groom's Given Name field.

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: Christian

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The groom's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familiennamen der Getrauten."

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 Jungg, Meister, or Herr, with the name, and do not include the occupation, such as Schäfer or Bauer. 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.

In some records the name of the groom may contain a patronymic such as Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanssn. Index these in the Groom's Given Name field.

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: Hoffmann

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The bride's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familiennamen der Getrauten."

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 Jungfr, Frau, or Witwe, 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.

In some records the name of the bride may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter, or abbreviated Johanstr. Index these in the Bride's Given Name field.

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.

Example: Katharine

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

The bride's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familiennamen der Getrauten."

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 Jungfr, Frau, or Witwe, 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. Maiden names were often preceded by the abbreviation "geb." Do not include this abbreviation as part of the name.

In some records the name of the bride may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or abbreviated Johanstr. Index these in the Bride's Given Name field.

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: Edinger

Death Date

Death Date

The death date was usually written under the heading "Tag und Stunde des Todes."

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

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.

Example: 17

Death Month

Death Month

The death date was usually written under the heading "Tag und Stunde des Todes."

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mär, etc. The abbreviations "Oct" (October) and "Dec" (December) are written with a "c" to reflect the spelling used throughout most of this record collection.

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 for an example: Mai

Death Year

Death Year

The death year was usually written next to the title "Verstorbene im Jahre."

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

Example: 1880

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The deceased's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname…des Verstorbenen."

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 infant, Jungfer, Meister, Herr, Frau, or Witwe, 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.

In some records the name of the deceased may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanstr or Johanssn. Index these in the Deceased's Given Name field.

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.

Example: Carl Samuel

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The deceased's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname…des Verstorbenen."

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 infant, Jungfer, Meister, Herr, Frau, or Witwe, 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 maiden name and married name were both written in the record, type them both in this field, with the maiden name first. Maiden names were often preceded by the abbreviation "geb." Do not include this abbreviation as part of the name. 

In some records the name of the deceased may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanstr or Johanssn. Index these in the Deceased's Given Name field.

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: Boccarius

Deceased's Birthplace

Deceased's Birthplace

Type only the information that was written on the record. Do not correct misspellings or expand abbreviations.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities. Only use a space. If ditto marks were written instead of a birthplace, type the birthplace from the previous record.

If the birthplace contains a descriptive term such as "hieselbst", type what you see.

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

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

In birth records, the father's name was usually written under the heading "Ältern" (also spelled "Aeltern" or "Eltern").

In death records, the father's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname...des Verstorbenen."

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 Meister or Herr, 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.

In some records the name of the father may contain a patronymic such asJohanssohn, or abbreviated Johanssn. Index these in the Father's Given Name field.

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

Example: Jakob

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

In birth records, the father's name was usually written under the heading "Ältern" (also spelled "Aeltern" or "Eltern").

In death records, the father's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname...des Verstorbenen."

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 Meister or Herr, 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.

In some records the name of the father may contain a patronymic such as Johanssohn, or abbreviated Johanssn. Index these in the Father's Given Name field.

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

Example: Krämer

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

In birth records, the mother's name was usually written under the heading "Ältern" (also spelled "Aeltern" or "Eltern").

In death records, the mother's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname...des Verstorbenen."

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 Jungfr, Frau, or Witwe, 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.

In some records the name of the mother may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter or abbreviated Johanstr. Index these in the Mother's Given Name field.

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

Example: Susanna

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

In birth records, the mother's name was usually written under the heading "Ältern" (also spelled "Aeltern" or "Eltern").

In death records, the mother's name was usually written under the heading "Tauf- und Familienname...des Verstorbenen."

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 Jungfr, Frau, or Witwe, 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.

In some records the name of the mother may contain a patronymic such as Johanstochter, or abbreviated Johanstr. Index these in the Mother's Given Name field.

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

Example: Ritz

Age of the Deceased

Age of the Deceased

The age was usually written under the heading "Alter des Verstorbenen."

Type the number for the age, followed by one of these letters: j for Jahre (years), m for Monate (months), or t for Tage (days). Do not separate a combination of years, months, and days with spaces or commas.

If weeks were used to represent the age, round up to the nearest month. If hours or minutes were used to represent the age, round up to one day.

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

Example: 45j

Gender

Gender

Type M for Männliche (male) or W for Weibliche (female).

In birth records, the gender was usually indicated under one of the headings "Ehelich Geborne" or "Unehelich Geborne" and then under one of the subheadings "Männliche" or "Weibliche."

In death records, gender may have been indicated in a variety of ways.

Index the gender 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 gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded and you cannot tell what it was from other information, such as relationship terms or other language clues, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Example: W

Stillborn

Stillborn

Information about whether a child was stillborn was usually recorded under the heading "Todt Geborne und vor der Taufe Verstorbene."

If the columns "Männliche" or "Weibliche" contain a slash, select Totgeboren from the drop-down list.

If there is no slash, press Tab to skip this field.

Example: Totgeboren