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'''About this project''' This collection contains documents from the French department of Ain concerning the Holocaust. The documents contain records relating to Jewish affairs, Freemasons and secret societies, escapees, internment of Jews, and lists of fugitive foreigners. The collection also includes documents from various sub-prefectures, including Belley and Nantua. Victim groups included in this collection: Jews, communists, Romani.<br>
'''About this project''' This collection contains documents from the French department of Ain concerning the Holocaust. The documents contain records relating to Jewish affairs, Freemasons and secret societies, escapees, internment of Jews, and lists of fugitive foreigners. The collection also includes documents from various sub-prefectures, including Belley and Nantua. Victim groups included in this collection: Jews, communists, Romani.<br>

Revision as of 01:16, 27 May 2011

This content is provided as part of the World Memory Project in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


The World Memory Project will create extensive indexes for each collection. The completed indexes will be made available for free on all ancestry.com websites. Once the indexes are completed individuals may contact the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum directly to request a free printed copy of a specific document at resource-center@ushmm.org .

About this project This collection contains documents from the French department of Ain concerning the Holocaust. The documents contain records relating to Jewish affairs, Freemasons and secret societies, escapees, internment of Jews, and lists of fugitive foreigners. The collection also includes documents from various sub-prefectures, including Belley and Nantua. Victim groups included in this collection: Jews, communists, Romani.


Contents

Need help keying this project?

About this Project:

The majority of these records are in French, but some are in German.

There is a wide variety of records included in this collection. Some records are consistent and well-formed making them easily identifiable with their corresponding form types. We will be keying more information from these records. The other records will be classified as "Miscellaneous Records" with minimum information being keyed. Generally you will be keying the primary name found at the top of the each record.

Keying the Documents:

You may receive an image set that consists of several images in a row regarding the same primary person. This is okay. Key the name on each image.

On miscellaneous records, key each easily identifiable person listed on the image as a unique record. Exceptions to this are listed below:

  • For records such as correspondence, biographies, narratives, or other documents that do not consist of pre-printed forms and would otherwise require translating and reading through a block of text, only key the name of the primary individual, which should appear at the top of the page or somewhere near the beginning of the text. Do not worry about keying any other names mentioned in the document.
  • Do not key the names of government or other officials as the goal is capture information about the people whom the document is about, not the people who administered or signed the documents.

Many names and locations will contain diacritics. Key those as seen using the "Insert international characters" button located directly above the keying grid and directly below the image.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Demande de Visa or Sauf-Conduit
Family Trees
Miscellaneous Records
Name List
Notice or Fiche Individuelle

This project uses diacritics 

If you are using Windows XP there are some diacritics that may not be displayed correctly. This occasionally happens in newer browsers and operating systems as well. You may see a box inserted as a letter. For example: Mie□dzyrzecz instead of Międzyrzecz

When you key letters with diacritics, it is best to use the international character set provided or the numeric shortcut shown in the keying tool. (Note: Not all diacritics will have a shortcut displayed.) Do not use other keyboard shortcuts as a work around. For arbitrators and reviewers who are using Windows XP operating systems, if you see the □ displayed, you will need to key the diacritic using the international characters symbols provided in the tool to ensure the proper diacritic is being entered. 

More info on international characters and diacritics

Discussion Tab

Join others keying this project on the Discussion Tab to explore extra keying helps, common errors found by reviewers and general Q&A about this project. Be sure to share your expertise as well. If you have suggestions or additions for this project page, post them in the Suggestions/Additions section.

Demande de Visa or Sauf-Conduit


Use this form type for images that have the words "Demande de Visa" or "Demande de Sauf-Conduit" in large letters near the top of the page.

Additional Sample Image

Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen.
See Example

Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format.

Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below. 


French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

See Example

Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.
See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person. The given name may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Prénoms." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname of the person. The surname may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Nom." Sometimes the surname is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a surname does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
See Example

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the surname alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Birth Day

Key the birth day found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.
See Example

Birth Month

Key the birth month found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

See Example

Birth Year

Key the birth year found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.
See Example

Birth Place

Key the birthplace found in the field with a label such as: "Né à", "Naissance Lieu", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the birthplace is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.
See Example

Nationality

Key the nationality found in the field or column with a label such as: "Nationalité." Key the nationality as seen, excluding periods at the end of an abbreviation. For example, if you see "F." or "Fr.", key these as "F" and "Fr".
See Example

Marital Status

Key the marital status found in the field labeled "Situation de famille." Key as seen.
See Example

Residence

The residence may be an address or the city name where the person was from. Key the residence found in the field labeled "Habitant," or "Rèsidence actuelle." Key the full address including house number and street name if present. Include the arrondissement number for Paris if listed. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a locality is not in the list, key as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the residence is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.


Other keywords to look for to identify a residence field:

  • Domicile
  • Départment ou province
  • Commune
  • Adresse

See Example

Occupation

Key the occupation found in the field labeled "Profession." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If an occupation is not on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Family Trees


Use this form type for images that contain family trees. Most family trees are three generations and cover both a primary individual and their spouse. Each person in the family tree should be keyed as a unique record.

Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen.
See Example

Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below. 

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

See Example

Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.
See Example

Relationship

Key the person's relationship in the family tree by keying the words printed directly above their name. Enter "Self" for the primary person in the tree. Key as seen.


Example relationships:

  • Conjoint
  • Père
  • Mère
  • Grand-père paternel
  • Grand-mère paternelle
  • Grand-père maternel
  • Grand-mère maternelle

See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.

Key each family member as a unique record.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname of the person. Sometimes the surname is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a surname does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.

Key each family member as a unique record.
See Example

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the surname alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Birth Day

If present, the birth date will usually only be given for the main person of the family tree. Key the birth day from a field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

See Example

Birth Month

If present, the birth date will usually only be given for the main person of the family tree. Key the birth day from a field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

See Example

Birth Year

If present, the birth date will usually only be given for the main person of the family tree. Key the birth day from a field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

See Example

Birth Place

If present, the birthplace will usually only be given for the main person of the family tree. Key the birthplace from a field with a label such as: "Né à", "Naissance Lieu", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the birthplace is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

See Example

Miscellaneous Records



Use this form type for any images that do not fit into one of the other form type categories but has information to key (i.e. image is not a blank or a microfilm target image).

Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen.

Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below. 

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember


Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.

In some cases the given name may be clearly indicated by the word "Prénoms." In other cases, the name may be listed somewhere near the top of the page or in the first few sentences if the record is a correspondence, narrative, etc.

Surname

Key the surname of the person. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a surname does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.

In some cases the surname may be clearly indicated by the word "Nom." In other cases, the name may be listed somewhere near the top of the page or in the first few sentences if the record is a correspondence, narrative, etc. Sometimes the surname is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case.

Maiden Name

Key the maiden name from the field labeled "Surnoms." Sometimes the maiden name is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.

Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the surname alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.

Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date, if present. Use the key words listed below to determine if a birth date is listed. If no keywords are found, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born


Birth Month

Key the birth month from the birth date, if present. Use the key words listed below to determine if a birth date is listed. If no keywords are found, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember


Birth Year

Key the birth day from the birth date, if present. Use the key words listed below to determine if a birth date is listed. If no keywords are found, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

Birth Place

Key the birthplace, if present. Use the key words listed below to determine if a birthplace is listed. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the birthplace is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

Name List


There are many images which contain lists of names. Some of these lists have column headings that identify what information is in each column. Others do not. However, use this form type for any image which contains a listing or column full of names.


Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen.
See Example

Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below. 

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

See Example

Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.
See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person. The given name may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Prénoms." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname of the person. The surname may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Nom." Sometimes the surname is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a surname does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
See Example

Maiden Name

Key the maiden name from the field labeled "Surnoms." Sometimes the maiden name is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
See Example

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
See Example

Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the surname alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Birth Day

Key the birth day found in the field or column with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Sometimes the field or column that the birth date is found in will not be labeled. If no column heading is given, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Birth Month

Key the birth month found in the field or column with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Sometimes the field or column that the birth date is found in will not be labeled. If no column heading is given, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

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Birth Year

Key the birth year found in the field or column with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Sometimes the field or column that the birth date is found in will not be labeled. If no column heading is given, a birth date can be distinguished from another event date by the year - birth years will typically be in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Birth Place

Key the birthplace found in the field or column with a label such as: "Né à", "Naissance Lieu", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Sometimes the field or column that the birth date is found in will not be labeled. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the birthplace is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Nationality

Key the nationality found in the field or column with a label such as: "Nationalité" or "Nation." Sometimes the field or column that the nationality is found in is not labeled. Key the nationality as seen, excluding periods at the end of an abbreviation. For example, if you see "F." or "Fr.", key these as "F" and "Fr".
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Residence

The residence may be an address or the city name where the person was from. Key the residence found in the field or column with a label such as: "Domicile", "Départment ou province", "Commune" or "Adresse." Sometimes the field or column that the residence is found in is not labeled. Key the full address including house number and street name if present. Include the arrondissement number for Paris if listed. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a locality is not in the list, key as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the residence is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.
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Occupation

Key the occupation found in the field or column with a label such as: "Profession," "Prof.," or "Profession de l'inculpé." Sometimes the field or column that the occupation is found in is not labeled. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If an occupation is not on the list, key as seen. If the occupation is "sans" (meaning "without"), key as seen.
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Notice or Fiche Individuelle


Use this form type for images that have the words "Notice Individuelle" or "Fiche Individuelle" near the top of the page. Exceptions to this are images that say "Fiche Individuelle" at the top, but contain a family tree. Categorize those images as "Family Trees."

Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen.
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Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

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Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It may follow the words "le" or "du." It often follows a place name as well. The date usually appears in the day-month-year format. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person. The given name may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Prénoms." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
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Surname

Key the surname of the person. The surname may sometimes be found in a field or column labeled "Nom." Sometimes the surname is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a surname does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
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Maiden Name

Key the maiden name from the field labeled "Surnoms." Sometimes the maiden name is written in all caps. However, do not key the name in all caps, but key it in proper case. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list, key the name as seen.
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Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the surname alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
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Birth Day

Key the birth day found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Birth Month

Key the birth month found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

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Birth Year

Key the birth year found in the field with a label such as: "Né le", "Naissance Date", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Birth Place

Key the birthplace found in the field with a label such as: "Né à", "Naissance Lieu", or "Dâte et lieu de naissance." Sometimes the birthplace follows the word "à" after the birth date. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the birthplace is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.

 

Keywords to look for:

  • naissance = birth
  • né(e) = born

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Residence

The residence may be an address or the city name where the person was from. Key the residence found in the field labeled "Domicile." Key the full address including house number and street name if present. Include the arrondissement number for Paris if listed. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a locality is not in the list, key as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as town, region, and country by a comma. If part of the residence is listed in parentheses, do not key the parentheses, just the location within the parentheses.
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Father Given

Key the father's given name from the field labeled "Nom et prénoms du père." The given name consists of the first name or initial and any middle names or initials. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen. Do not key the word "feu" as part of the father's given name as that indicates that the father is deceased.
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Father Surname

Key the father's surname from the field labeled "Nom et prénoms du père." Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen. If no surname is listed for the father, key the surname from the primary individual.
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Mother Given

Key the mother's given name from the field labeled "Nom et prénoms du mère." The given name consists of the first name or initial and any middle names or initials. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen. Do not key the word "feue" as part of the mother's given name as that indicates that the mother is deceased.
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Mother Surname

Key the mother's surname from the field labeled "Nom et prénoms du mère." Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen. The surname that is usually provided for the mother is her maiden name.
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Occupation

Key the occupation found in the field with a label such as: "Profession" or "Profession de l'inculpé." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If an occupation is not on the list, key as seen.
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Marriage Day

Key the marriage day from the field labeled "Dâte et lieu du mariage" or "à la mairie de {place}, le {date}." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format.
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Marriage Month

Key the marriage month from the field labeled "Dâte et lieu du mariage" or "à la mairie de {place}, le {date}." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. For a list of months in French and German, see below.

 

French months:

  • 1 - I - janvier
  • 2 - II - février
  • 3 - III - mars
  • 4 - IV - avril
  • 5 - V - mai
  • 6 - VI - juin
  • 7 - VII - juillet
  • 8 - VIII - août
  • 9 - IX - septembre
  • 10 - X - octobre
  • 11 - XI - novembre
  • 12 - XII - décembre


German months:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

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Marriage Year

Key the marriage year from the field labeled "Dâte et lieu du mariage" or "à la mairie de {place}, le {date}." Dates are typically written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.
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Marriage Place

Key the marriage location from the field labeled "Dâte et lieu du mariage" or "à la mairie de {place}, le {date}." Use the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a location is not found in the list, key the location as seen. Separate jurisdictions such as towns and regions by a comma.
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Spouse Given

Key the spouse's given name from the field labeled "Nom du conjoint" or from where it appears on the line that indicates the marital status. This line may include words such as "célibataire," "marié, or "veuf a demoiselle." The given name consists of the first name or initial and any middle names or initials. The surname is often written before the given name and also in all caps if typed. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

Key the spouse's surname from the field labeled "Nom du conjoint" or from where it appears on the line that indicates the marital status. This line may include words such as "célibataire," "marié, or "veuf a demoiselle." For female spouses, the maiden name will usually be listed. The surname is often written before the given name and also in all caps if typed. Use the drop-down list to assist you in keying the name. However, if a name is not found in the list, key the name as seen.
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Children

Key children's names from the field labeled "Nombre d'enfants vivants," if any. The field will often just list the number of children, but if any names are given, key them as seen separating each name by a comma. If no names are listed, leave this field blank. Do not add or infer children's surnames if they're not already listed. Key only what is written in the field.
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Photo

From the provided drop-down list select "Yes" if a photo is included on the document or "No" if a photo is not.
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