US, Puerto Rico - Nacimientos Civiles, 1836-1930 [Parte B]


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, 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.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was written on the upper left or right section of the page.

If the page number was left blank, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 311

Certificate Number

Certificate Number

Enter the certificate number in this field. 

If no certificate number was recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 338

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

Click here to see an example: Santiago

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

If the child's surname was not written on the record, do NOT derive the surname from the parents.

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

Click here to see an example: Echevarria y Diaz

Birth Day

Birth Day

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

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

Click here to see an example: 10

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: Jul

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the missing digits by checking other places on this image or on the previous or next image.

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

Click here to see an example: 1886

Gender

Gender

Type V for male or H for female.

Even if the name in the given name field appears to contradict the gender recorded, index what is written.

If there is no indication of the gender, do not assume a gender based on the name. Press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: V

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sr o Dn. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

If the 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: Rafael

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sr o Dn.

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

Click here to see an example: Rohena

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

Index the most complete version of the given names that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as: Sra o Da. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

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

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

Click here to see an example: Carmen

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Index the most complete version of the surname that appears on the registration.

Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as: Sra o Da.

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

Click here to see an example: Riviera y Rodriquez