Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1849–1851


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

Record Type

Record Type

There are three types of records in this project. (Click the links below to see examples.)

  1. Birth/Baptism (Крещения)
  2. Marriage (О бракосочетавшихся)
  3. Death/Burial (Об умерших)

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

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was written in the top right corner of the image.

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

Click here to see an example: 78

Entry Number

Entry Number

Type the entry number that was written in the first or second column, titled "Мужеск." and "Женск".

If the entry number cannot be found, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 4

Birth Day

Birth Day

The birth date is located in the column titled "Рожден".

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 blank.

Click here to see an example: 16

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: янв, фев, мар, etc.

The month was written across the column of birth days, which is titled "Рожден." It was usually written once for all events recorded in that month.

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: мар

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the birth took place. The year was usually indicated at the top of the image.

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

Gender

Gender

The gender of the child is indicated by the column in which the entry number was written. If the entry number was written in the first column, titled "Мужеск", the gender is male; and if the entry number was written in the second column, titled "Женск", the gender is female.

Type M for son (male) or Ж for daughter (female).

If there is no indication of the gender of the child, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The child's given names are located in the column titled "Имена родившихся".

The child's name was usually written with the given name and initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the given name, such as: baby, stillborn, infant, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are okay.)

If the child's 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: Феодор 

Father's Given and Patronymic Names

Father's Given and Patronymic Names

The given name and patronymic names were written in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия родителей и какого вероисповедания."

The given and patronymic names were usually written before the family 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 this field.

If only two names were recorded, do not assume that the second name is the patronymic name; in this case, always index the second name as the family name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Captain or Mr, 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 the given or patronymic 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: Иван

Father's Family Name

Father's Family Name

The father's family name was written in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия родителей и какого вероисповедания."

The father's name was usually written with the family name last. Do not include titles or terms, such as Captain or Mr, 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 only two names were recorded, do not assume that the second name is the patronymic name; in this case, always index the second name as the family name.

If the family name 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: Соколов

Mother’s Given and Patronymic Names

Mother’s Given and Patronymic Names

The mother's given names and patronymic names are located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия родителей и какого вероисповедания".

The given and patronymic names were usually written with the given name and initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the given and parronymic names, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If a given or patronymic name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are okay.)

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

Click here to see an example: Гликера

Mothers Family Name

Mother's Family Name

The mother's family name is located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия родителей и какого вероисповедания".

The mother's name was written with the family name last when present.  It is usually not listed. Do not include titles or terms with the family name, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If the mother's family name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Суздалева

Marriage Day

Marriage Date: Day

The marriage date is located in the column titled "Месяц и день".

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: 19

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

The marriage date is located in the column titled "Месяц и день".

The month was usually only written for the first instance of the month.

Type the first three letters of the month: янв, фев, мар, и т.д.

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

Click here to see an example: май

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the marriage took place. The year was usually indicated at the top of the image.

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

Groom’s Given and Patronymic Names

Groom's Given and Patronymic Namess

The groom's given and patronymic names are located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия и вероисповедание жениха, и которым браком".

The groom's given and patronymic names and initials are usually written first. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's given and patronymic names, such as: Mr, Capt, etc.

If a given or patronymic name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are okay.)

If the groom's given and patronymic 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: Гавриило

Groom's Family Name

Groom's Family Name

The groom's family name is located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия и вероисповедание жениха, и которым браком".

The groom's name is usually written last. Do not include titles or terms with the groom's family name, such as: Mr, Capt, etc.

If the groom's family name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Островский

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

The groom's age is located in the column titled "Лета жениха".

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 groom's age was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 28

Bride’s Given and Patronymic Names

Bride's Given and Patronymic Names

The bride's given and patronymic names are located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия и вероисповедание невесты, и которым браком".

The bride's given and patronymic name and initials were usually written first. Do not include titles or terms with the bride's given and patronymic names, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are okay.)

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

Click here to see an example: Марта

Bride's Family Name

Bride's Family Name

The bride's family name is located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия и вероисповедание невесты, и которым браком".

The bride's family name was usually written last. If the bride's family name was not recorded, but her father's was index his family name in this field. Do not include titles or terms with the bride's family name, such as: Mrs, Miss, etc.

If the bride's family name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Жукотинская

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

The bride's age is located in the column titled "Лета невесты".

Do not type a y after the number.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 20

Death or Burial Day

Death or Burial Day

The death date is located in the column titled "Месяц и день", and the burial date is located in the column titled "Месяц и день".

Index the death day in this field. If no death date was recorded enter the burial 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: 7

Death or Burial Month

Death or Burial Month

The death month was written across the two columns for the death and burial days, titled "Месяц и день". 

The month was usually written once for all events recorded in that month.

Type the first three letters of the month: янв, фев, мар, и т.д.

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

Click here to see an example: мар

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the death took place. The year was usually indicated at the top of the image.

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

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

The gender of the deceased was indicated by which column the entry number was written in. If the entry number was written in the first column the gender was male; and if the entry number was written in the second column the gender was female.

Type M for son (male) or Ж for daughter (female).

If there is no indication of the gender of the deceased, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Deceased’s Given and Patronymic Names

Deceased’s Given and Patronymic Names

The deceased's name was usually written with the given name, patronymic and initials first. Do not include titles or terms with the given and patronymic names, such as: baby, stillborn, infant, etc.

If a given or patronymic name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. (Hyphens and apostrophes are okay.)

If the deceased's given and patronymic 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: Дометий

Deceased's Family Name

Deceased's Family Name

The deceased's family name is located in the column titled "Звание, имя, отчество, фамилия умершего".

The deceased's name was usually written with the family name last.

Do not include titles or terms with the family name, such as: baby, stillborn, infant, etc.

If the deceased's family name was not recorded or contains a variation of unknown, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Белотурский

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

The deceased's age is located in the column titled "Лета умершего".

Do not type a y after the number. Only years will be indexed, if the deceased is under 1 year old, index 0 as the age.

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

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

Click here to see an example: 1