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Project Name:Padova, Padova Tribunale, Civil Registration, 1871-1929, part 1

Number of Publishable Units: 1

Number of Folders: 353

Project Owner: Travis Mecham,, 801-240-5017

Alternative Contacts: Caleb Pusey,, 801-240-2592

Project Completion Deadline: February 7, 2011

Assigned Waypointers: Volunteers

Assigned Auditors: Travis Mecham


  • Go to “File,” “Open Project,” and select “Italy, Padova, Padova Tribunale, Civil Registration, 1871-1929, part 1” from the drop-down menu, then click “OK.”
  • The Consolidated Form for this project has the following fields:
    1. Provincia [Province]
    2. Comune o frazione [City or Town]
    3. Registro / Serie [Record Type / Series]
    4. Estremi Cronologici [Year Range]
    5. Numero dell’unita’ archivistica (busta o registro) [Number of Archival Unit (envelope or register)]

The Provincia field will always be filled automatically. If you find a folder from a province other than Padova, please call the Project Owner. You can get the “Comune o frazione” and “Registro / Serie” fields from one of two locations. First, the Notes window will contain the Comune or Frazione field in the “Authors” or “Subjects” line and the Registro / Serie is in the “Film Notes” line. Second, most books will list the city and record type on their cover.

The Estremi Cronologici field is for the year range of the waypoint. This project should be Waypointed on a book level, which means most waypoints will only have one year and should be recorded in one-year format: 1890. Do not put the same year twice (1890-1890). If there is a year range, use the following format: 1890-1915. There should be no spaces between the numbers and the hyphen.

  • The “Numero dell’unita’ archivistica (busta o registro)” field is found on the book cover, written in pencil. In this project, you will not see an archival number on most covers. It is alright to leave this field blank.
  • Once the consolidated form is complete, highlight the book it applies to and click “New.”
  • Repeat this process until all books have been Waypointed with their own Consolidated Form.
  • When you are confident that all waypoints are correct, click “Finish.” A new folder should load, or you can start with step 1 of these instructions to open a new folder.
  • When you have finished your first folder, please send an email to Travis or Caleb, so they can audit your work and give feedback on any issues they find.

Helpful Tips

  • Most of the time, you will have one book of records per year. If there are multiple books of the same record type for the same years, you can waypoint them together. For example, if there are two books of “Matrimoni” for 1884, one of which covers images 1-25, and the second 26-50, your waypoint range would be 1-50.
  • There are two record types that will have a year range, rather than a single year. The first is “Allegati.” Allegati records are not organized in books, but are loose records. Use the first and last images to get the year range, and follow the format mentioned in the instructions. “Indici decennali” are ten year indexes, and should cover ten years (1896-1905). There can be ten-year indexes for Nati, Matrimoni, or Morti.
  • If the book cover says “Nascita,” the record type is Nati.
  • Some covers will not have a year written on them, and you will have to look for it in the actual record. Most records will have the year written out, rather than in number form:

Use the following guide when translating Italian numbers:

1 - uno
2 - due
3 - tre
4 - quattro
5 - cinque
6 - sei
7 - sette
8 - otto
9 - nove
10 - dieci
11 - undici
12 - dodici
13 - tredici
14 - quatordici

15 - quindici
16 - sedici
17 - diciassette
18 - diciotto
19 - diciannove
20 - venti
21 - ventuno
22 - ventidue
23 - ventitré
30 - trenta
31 - trentuno
32 - trentadue
40 - quaranta
50 - cinquanta

60 - sessanta
70 - settanta
80 - ottanta
90 - novanta
100 - cento
200 - duecento
300 - trecento
400 - quattrocento
500 - cinquecento
600 - seicento
700 - settecento
800 - ottocento
900 - novecento
1000 - mille

Example: milleottocento otto

In the example above "mille" would be translated “one thousand," "ottocento" is eight hundred and "otto" is "eight.”  The full translation for this year would be 1808. After practicing a few folders, this translation process will become easier and faster. If you have problems locating the year, or translating it, please call the Project Owner.