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Form Types - Pre-printed forms may be indexed by those who carefully study how to read them. Hand written forms and all arbitration are best done by those with native Italian language abilities.
For information on how to index records, see the Additional Helps tab. (Updated 10/17)
Names - Do not expand abbreviated names. For example, do not change "Ant" to Antonio or "Gio Batt" to Giovanni Battista. Index the name as it was written in the record.
Not expanding abbreviations increases the integrity of the original record and speeds up the indexing process. Searching capabilities in familysearch.org will allow researchers to use the index to locate an ancestor, even if the ancestor's name is abbreviated in the index.
Titles - (Updated 10/28) How to index a name that includes a title - Example
Record Adjusted or Corrected (Rettificia) (New 10/21) - Corrected records - Example
Also Known As (New 10/20) - When the individual is known by another name... - Example
Birth Month - The birth month may be different than the record month - Example
Crossed out records - Index all crossed out records - Example
Indexes - Do not index this type of document. Mark NED - Example
Priority Italian Projects:
Italia, Cuneo, Mondovì—Nati, 1864–1899
Italia, Firenze, Prato—Stato Civile, 1892–1900
Italia, Mantova—Stato Civile, 1806-1815
Italia, Messina, Messina—Nati, 1888–1900
Italia, Torino, Torino—Nati, 1894–1899
Italy, Napoli, Quartiere S. Ferdinando - Nati 1809-1865
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