España, Málaga, Archidona-Ronda-Teba—Registros Civiles, 1841–1874


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 at least 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.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types:

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Nacimiento

Page Number

Page Number

The page number is usually on the upper left or right corner of the page. Do not confuse the page number and the record number, which is often written in the margin next to the record.

Many images include two pages of a register. Be sure to check the second page of the register for a new page number when you begin to index the information on that page.

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

Record Number

Record Number

The record number was often located in the margin next to the record, but the location varies according to the type of record.

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

Click here to see an example: 1532

Birth Day

Birth Day

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 to see an example: 19

Birth Month

Birth Month

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

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: Mar

Birth Year

Birth Year

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 the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1894

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as bebe or Jr, 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: Maria Josefa

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type H for hombre (male) or M for mujer (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.

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: José

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

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 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 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: Amaya

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

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 the given names 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ana

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

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 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 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: Granado

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

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 to see an example: 12

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

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

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: Feb

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

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 the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1841

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: Juan Antonio

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

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 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 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: Morales

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

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 the given names 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria de los Dolores

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. 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 the bride's 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: Guerrero

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: Ándres

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

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

Click here to see an example: Morales

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

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 the given names 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: Antonia

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. 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 the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Escalante

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: Cristobal

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

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

Click here to see an example: Guerrero

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

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 the given names 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: Ma de los Dolores

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. 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 the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Lora

Death Day

Death Day

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 to see an example: 10

Death Month

Death Month

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

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: Feb

Death Year

Death Year

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 the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1859

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: Joaquin

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. 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, Dn, 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 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: Arroyo Perez

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type H for hombre (male) or M for mujer (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son," "daughter," "husband," or "wife," 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.

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

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

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 example: 2

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Dn, Sra, or Da, 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.

Deceased's Spouse’s Surname

Deceased's Spouse’s Surname

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

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

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 the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, 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: Joaquin

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

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

Click here to see an example: Arroyo

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

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 the given names 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

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. 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 the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Perez