Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 4]


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. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

The records were written in different formats depending on who recorded them and when they were recorded. Many of the images do not have headings to describe what the records are, nor what the information is, that was recorded. It will be necessary to carefully review each record to determine what type it is and to identify the information for the requested fields.

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

Births and Baptisms - These records generally have a child's given name, birth and baptism dates, a place of residence, and one or both parents' names.

Marriages - These records can usually be identified by the names of a bride and groom. They will normally include the marriage date and residences of the bride and groom. Occasionally the bride's parents will be recorded.

Deaths and Burials - These records generally have the name of the deceased, death and burial dates, a residence, and the age of the deceased.

If other types of records such as "move in and move out" or "accounts" documents are found, mark these as a No Extractable Data Image in the Image Type field.

Click here to see an example: Deaths and Burials

Page Number

Page Number

If a page number was recorded, it is usually at the top of a page.

Index the page number in this field.

If no page number was recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field. 

Click here to see an example: 799

Entry Number

Entry Number

An entry number was sometimes recorded for each record. It was sometimes at the left side of a record, in the center just above a record, or on the right end of a record.

If no entry number was recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field

Click here to see an example: 23

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, spädbarn, fröken, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Maria

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, spädbarn, fröken, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If the child’s surname is not given in the record, do not create one.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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

Click here to see an example: Jansdotter

Birth Year

Birth Year

The year is usually located at the top of the image or next to the first record or event of the year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, check the previous or next image to help determine the year. Type what was written on the record if the previous or next images do not help.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1768

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 date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: Jun

Birth Day

Birth Day

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: 6

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

The year is usually located at the top of the image or next to the first record or event of the year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, check the previous or next image to help determine the year. Type what was written on the record if the previous or next images do not help.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1768

Baptism Month

Baptism 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 date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: Jun

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: 12

Residence

Residence

Residence information was generally a farm or a village and was often recorded following the person's name and the words "i" or "ifrån."

Index the residence recorded for the child or for the mother into this field. If a separate residence was recorded for the father, index that information into the Father's Residence field.

Type the name of the village or farm just as it appears on the record. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. Use the place list on the respective parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki or Wiki-Rötter for assistance.

Click here to see the link.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

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

Click here to see an example: Stenkulla

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Jan

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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

Click here to see an example: Andersson

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Anna

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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

Click here to see an example: Jansdotter

Father's Residence

Father's Residence

Residence information was generally a farm or a village and was often recorded following the person's name and the words "i" or "ifån."

If a separate residence was recorded for the father, index that information into the this field.

Type the name of the village or farm just as it appears on the record. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. Use the place list on the respective parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki or Wiki-Rötter for assistance.

Click here to see the link.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

If a father's residence was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or it is assumed to be the same as the child's or the mother's residence, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

If there were two dates recorded for marriages, the first date referred to a published or banns date. Index only the second date.

The year is usually located at the top of the page or next to the first record or event of the year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, check the previous or next image to help determine the year. Type what was written on the record if the previous or next images do not help.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1774

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

If there were two dates recorded for marriages, the first date referred to a published or banns date. Index only the second date.

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

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: Dec

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

If there were two dates recorded for marriages, the first date referred to a published or banns date. Index only the second date.

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: 26

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Olof

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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

Click here to see an example: Pehrsson

Groom's Residence

Groom's Residence

Residence information was generally a farm or a village and was often recorded following the person's name and the words "i" or "ifrån."

Type the name of the village or farm just as it appears on the record. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. Use the place list on the respective parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki or Wiki-Rötter for assistance.

Click here to see the link.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

If the residence was not recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown", press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Erwalla och Lytebäck 

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Brita

Bride's Surname

Bride'sSurname

The maiden name or surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a maiden name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

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

Click here to see an example: Ericsdotter

Bride's Residence

Bride's Residence

Residence information was generally a farm or a village and was often recorded following the person's name and the words "i" or "ifrån."

Type the name of the village or farm just as it appears on the record. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. Use the place list on the respective parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki or Wiki-Rötter for assistance.

Click here to see the link.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

If the residence was not recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown", press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Näfvesta

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The groom's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Tab

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The groom's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The groom's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Tab

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The groom's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Tab

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The bride's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: And Peter

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The bride's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, herr, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Andersson

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The bride's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Anna Cajsa

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The bride's parents' names were not generally recorded until the mid-1800s. If recorded, they were usually written in the last column of information.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Tab to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jansdotter

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

If recorded, the age was generally written in the last column.

Type the groom's age that was written on the record. Do not type a y after the number.

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

If the birth year was recorded instead of the age, index it in the Birth Year field.

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

Click here to see an example: 22

Bride's age

Bride's Age

If recorded, the age was generally written in the last column.

Type the bride's age that was written on the record. Do not type a y after the number.

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

If the age was not recorded or contains a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field

Click here to see an example: 25

Death Year

Death Year

The year is usually located at the top of the image or next to the first record or event of the year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, check the previous or next image to help determine the year.

Type what was written on the record if the previous or next images do not help.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1824

Death Month

Death Month

The death date and the burial date were usually recorded together with the death date written first.

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

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: Jan

Death Day

Death Day

The death date and the burial date were usually recorded together with the death date written first.

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: 17

Burial Year

Burial Year

The year is usually located at the top of the image or next to the first record or event of the year.

Type a four-digit number for the year. If there is no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, check the previous or next image to help determine the year.

Type what was written on the record if the previous or next images do not help.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1824

Burial Month

Burial Month

The death date and the burial date were usually recorded together with the death date written first.

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

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: Jan

Burial Day

Burial Day

The death date and the burial date were usually recorded together with the death date written first.

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

If the date of the event is written as a Feast Day, convert the Feast Date into a standard calendar date. Click on the following link for a tool to make the conversion:

          Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Sweden

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

Click here to see an example: 23

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, spädbarn, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Hans Irendes

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, spädbarn, etc. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded, contains a variation of the word "unknown," or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Larsdotter

Deceased's Residence

Deceased's Residence

Residence information was generally a farm or a village and was often recorded following the person's name and the words "i" or "ifrån."

Type the name of the village or farm just as it appears on the record. If it has been abbreviated, and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name. Use the place list on the respective parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki or Wiki-Rötter for assistance.

Click here to see the link.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

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

Click here to see an example: Litstorp

Gender

Gender

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if it can be determined by the relationship as a son or daughter. BIf you can identify the gender based on the given name or other information in the record, do so.

Type either M for male or K for female.

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

Click here to see an example: K

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 (zero).

If the age 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: 28

Spouse's Given Names

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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

If the 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: Charlotte

Spouse's Surname

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 with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. 

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

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: Eriksdotter

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. 

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

There will be names from other cultures included. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in this field.

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

Click here to see an example: Joh

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 with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. 

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

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: Eriksson

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 name 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 with the given names, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. 

If a given name was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that.  If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. 

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: Stina

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's 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 with the surname, such as: den äldre, den yngre, fru, fröken, jungfru, etc. 

If a surname was abbreviated, and you can determine what the full spelling is, enter that. If you cannot, type the name as it was written on the document, and omit any punctuation marks.

Do not change the spelling to a modern standard.

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: Carlsdotter