US, Massachusetts—State Vital Records, 1841–1920 [Part A]


How to Index a Birth Register


For the sample image above, the fields would indexed as follows:

  1. Page Number: 10
  2. Register or Entry Number: 361
  3. Event Town or City: Boston
  4. Event County: Tab
  5. Event State or Country: Tab
  6. Birth Month: Jan
  7. Birth Day: 8
  8. Birth Year: 1916
  9. Child's Given Names: James
  10. Child's Surname: Mansfield
  11. Child's Titles or Terms: Twin
  12. Child's Gender:
  13. Father's Given Names: James A
  14. Father's Surname: Tab
  15. Father's Titles or Terms: Tab
  16. Mother's Given Names: Florence A
  17. Mother's Surname: Kenney
  18. Mother's Titles or Terms: Tab