Suisse, Vaud—Terriers 1234–1798 [Partie 2]


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 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. Continue to the next image in the batch.

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was recorded in the upper right or left corner of the page.

If the page number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 374

First Page or Last Page

First Page or Last Page

Type Première if this is the first page of a record or Deuxième if it is the last page of a record.

  • You may need to check the previous or next image to determine whether the current image is the first or last page of a record set.  If the image is the first or last image of the batch, you can check the previous or next image by doing the following:
    1. On the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Previous or Next Image.
    3. The previous or next image will be the image you see on the right side of the double screen.
    4. Click the Previous Image or the Next Image button.
    5. Return to normal  view by clicking View and then Show Previous or Next Image.
  • If the image is neither the first page nor the last page of a record set or if you cannot tell whether it is the first or last page, press Tab to skip thie field.

Click here to see an example: Première page

Click here to see an example: Dernière page

Fief or Reconnaissance

Fief or Reconnaissance

Indicate the type of record: Fief or Reconnaissance.

Use Diverse for this field if the record is a combination of record types or if you cannot tell what the record type is.

Click here to see an example: Reconnaissance

Given Names

Given Names

Type the given names that were written in in the record.

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 Sr, infant, or  Mrs, 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: Anne Marie

Surname

Surname

Type the surname that was written in the record.

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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, infant, or Mrs, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names 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: Aviolat

Titles & Terms

Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, baby, infant, Mr, Mrs, or Miss that were recorded with the name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

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

Profession

Profession

Type the profession that was recorded with the name.

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

Relationship

Relationship

For the Reconnaissance record type:

  • Note the relationship that appears in the record. For example: Fils or Veuve.

For other record types:

  • Mark this field as blank.

If the relationship was not specified,  press Tab to skip this field.

Place

Place

 

Type the location as it was written in the record. The place is usually found at the beginning of the record.

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

Click here to see an example: Perche

Day

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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 20

Month

Month

Type the three or four letter abbreviation for the month: Jan, Fèv, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sep

Year

Event 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 Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1771