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General information on the text carrier
Name and ID
Name
Enter the name currently used for the text carrier that you are looking for by providing a document name as given in an inventory or catalogue, shorthand or epithet, such as ‘Memorieboek van het Nicolaasconvent’, or ‘Memorial register of the St Nicholas’ Convent’.

This field uses AJAX technology, which may help you find the names used in the database. Click the plus icon if you wish to add another text carrier name. Click the minus icon to remove a selected text carrier. Click the question mark to close this help text.

MeMO text carrier ID
If the MeMO identification number of the text carrier that you are looking for is already known to you, enter it here.

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Category
Type
Select a type of text carrier, e.g. manuscript with one text, manuscript with more than one text to restrict your search to all text carriers of this type.

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Classification
To restrict your search to text carriers of a certain classification, select that classification, e.g. manuscript with one text written in one hand, miscellany, or composite. A miscellany is a text carrier containing several (types of) texts that share a common ground; often these texts originate in a single institution and the separate texts may be somehow connected. A composite is a text carrier with texts that may lack this common ground; often these texts come from different origins (i.e. institution and date) and have ended up in the same text carrier merely due to their physical size. See also Purpose and intended users, section 2.4 and Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Text carrier contents
Memorial text types
Select a type of memorial text to restrict your search to text carriers that contain that type, e.g. register of gifts, register of memorial services, and narrative source with one or more historical events. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Holding institution
Name
Enter the name of the holding institution if you wish to find text carriers that are being kept in that institution.

This field uses AJAX technology, which may help you find the names used in the database. Note that you may get no results even if the name you have entered pops up in the search field. In that case there is no text carrier known from this holding institution, but the database has connected this holding institution with an object from this institution.

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Settlement
Enter the name of the city, town or village where the holding institution was located.

This field uses AJAX technology, which may help you find the names used in the database. Note that you may get no results even if the name you have entered pops up in the search field. In that case there is no text carrier known from a holding institution from this settlement, but the database has connected this settlement with an object from a holding institution in this settlement.

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Original institution known?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to text carriers or memorial texts whose original institution is known.

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Name
Enter the Dutch name of the religious or ecclesiastical community/institution where the memorial text of your search was originally used. Alternative names are also provided for, such as St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk). When entering ‘Sint’ before a name, abbreviate to ‘St.’.

If the original institution is your point of departure, you are advised to use the Institutions database, since it has specified search options concerning the original institution.

This field uses AJAX technology, which may help you find the names used in the database. Note that you may get no results even if the name you have entered pops up in the search field. In that case there is no text carrier known from this institution, but the database has connected this institution with an object.

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Settlement
Enter the name of the city, town or village where the original institution was located.

This field uses AJAX technology, which may help you find the names used in the database. Note that you may get no results even if the name you have entered pops up in the search field. In that case there is no text carrier known from an institution from this settlement, but the database has connected this settlement with an object from an institution in this settlement.

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Type of institution
This field allows you to search for memorial texts from specific types of religious or ecclesiastical community/institution, according to the following classification:
  • Chapel
  • Chapter (collegiate church)
  • Corporation (e.g. confraternity, guild)
  • Monastery, convent or religious house
  • Hospital or orphanage
  • Parish

Note that parish churches that also contained a chapter may be listed under chapter. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

If the original institution is the point of departure of your search, you are advised to use the Institutions database, since it has specified search options concerning the original institution.

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Material
Adaptations
To restrict your search to text carriers that have undergone alterations, select the changes you are looking for. These changes may have occurred while the text carrier still had a memorial function, e.g. added pages, loose leaves added, or pages removed. Damage is not taken into account. See also Purpose and intended users, section 2.4.

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Cover material
Conservation?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that underwent any known procedures to conserve them. See also Purpose and intended users, section 2.4.

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Table of contents in text carrier?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that contain a contemporary (i.e. medieval or early modern) table of contents.

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Colophon present in text carrier?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that contain a colophon with information about the persons who were responsible for the text(s).

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Rubrication present?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that contain one or more texts with rubrication.

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Heraldry in text carrier?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that contain any heraldry.

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Illustrations in text carrier?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers that contain any illustrations.

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Type of illustrations
To restrict your search to text carriers that contain illustrations of a certain type, select that type of illustration, e.g. decorated initials, maps or topographical drawings, or miniatures.

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Editions and/or facsimiles available?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to find text carriers of which any editions and/or facsimiles exist.

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Specified information on separate texts
Keywords and ID
Keywords
To restrict your search to texts of a specific type, select the word you use for this type of text. This list provides you with a choice of terms that are used in the field of memoria research, such as chronicle, necrology, or register of graves. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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MeMO memorial text ID
If the MeMO identification number of the memorial text that you are looking for is already known to you, enter it here.

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Memorial text details
Type of gifts
Select the type of gift that you are looking for to restrict your search to registers with such gifts, e.g. real estate, pittances, or objects for worship and decoration. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Number of gifts
Type of register of graves
Select ‘register of grave owners’ or ‘register of persons buried’ to restrict your search to registers of this type. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Number of graves
Location of the graves
Select a type of location of the graves to restrict your search to graves at such a location, e.g. a cloister, a chapel, or a cemetery.

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Type of memorial services
Select a type of memorial service that you are looking for to restrict your search to registers with such services, e.g. mass, pittance, or visit to the grave. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Number of memorial services
Frequency of memorial services
If you are searching for memorial services with a specific frequency, indicate that frequency here to restrict your search to registers with such services, e.g. daily, weekly, or annually.

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Type of register of names
To restrict your search to memorial registers of names of a certain type, select that type here, e.g. list of benefactors, list of superiors, or list of members of a confraternity. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Number of names
Persons are registered while alive/dead
If you are searching for memorial services with people who were alive or who were deceased when they were recorded in the register of names, indicate this here to restrict your search.

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Types of pittances
To restrict your search to registers of pittances of a certain type, select that type here, e.g. beverages, clothes, or food. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Number of pittances
Frequency of pittances
To restrict your search to registers of pittances that were to be distributed with a specific frequency, indicate that frequency here, for instance annually.

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Receiving party
To restrict your search to registers of pittances that were to be distributed to a specified party, select that party here, e.g. members of a convent, or the poor.

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Type of biography/gesta
To restrict your search to narrative sources with biographies or gesta of certain groups of people, select that group here, e.g. members of a convent, or ecclesiastical officials. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Contains biographies of men?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to narrative sources with biographies or gesta of men. Note: selecting ‘yes’ will yield narrative sources with biographies of men, which may or may not also contain biographies of women.

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Contains biographies of women?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to narrative sources with biographies or gesta of women. Note: selecting ‘yes’ will yield narrative sources with biographies of women, which may or may not also contain biographies of men.

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Type of biographical information
To restrict your search to narrative sources with a specific type of biographical information, select that type here, e.g. the name and age of a person, virtues and good deeds of a person, or the gifts that the person donated.

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Type of narrative source
Select the type of narrative source that you are looking for, e.g. chronicle, or annals. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1.

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Type of memoria information
Select a type to restrict your search to narrative sources with this type of information, e.g. information on founders and benefactors, on the members of an institution, or on liturgical practices.

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Aspects of the history of the institution
To restrict your search to narrative sources that contain specific historical information about an institution, select the required type of information, e.g. on the building history, on conflicts between the institution and the outside world, or on relations with other religious institutions.

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Date of creation (physical object)
Enter a year (e.g. 1448) or period (e.g. 1465-1572) to restrict your search to text carriers that were made at that moment or in that period, e.g. 1448 for a copy from 1448 of a register of gifts that was originally written around 1422, or 1465-1572 for a convent’s register of memorial services started in 1465 and kept until the convent’s dissolution in 1572. You may use > and < to restrict your search to texts that were created after or before the entered date, for instance ‘>1430’ to search for texts that were created after 1430. It is also possible to approximate the date by adding ‘ca.’. Note that ‘ca.’ must not be followed by a space, but directly by the year, as in ‘ca.1430’.

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Date of creation (contents of the text)
To restrict your search to memorial texts that were written at a certain moment or in a certain period, enter that year or period, e.g. 1407 for a chronicle that was originally written in 1407, regardless of whether the physical text carrier dates from 1407. You may use > and < to restrict your search to texts that were created after or before the entered date, for instance ‘>1430’ to search for texts that were created after 1430. It is also possible to approximate the date by adding ‘ca.’. Note that ‘ca.’ must not be followed by a space, but directly by the year, e.g. ‘ca.1430’.

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Period covered by the text
Enter a year (e.g. 1407) or period (e.g. 1391-1425) to restrict your search to memorial texts that cover that moment or period, e.g. 1391-1425 for a register of gifts that covers that period, regardless of whether the text was written in that year or period. You may use > and < to restrict your search to texts that were created after or before the entered date, for instance ‘>1430’ to search for texts that were created after 1430. It is also possible to approximate the date by adding ‘ca.’. Note that ‘ca.’ must not be followed by a space, but directly by the year, e.g. ‘ca.1429’

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Order of the data in the text
Type of registration
To restrict your search to memorial texts whose entries are ordered in a certain way, select the manner in which the entries should be organised, e.g. chronologically by year, according to the liturgical calendar, or at random.

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Language(s)
Language
Intended use
If you are searching for memorial texts with a specific intended use, indicate that use here to restrict your search, e.g. for communal use or private use, with either liturgical, educational or administrative purposes. Note that prayer is included in the liturgical purposes. See also The commemoration of the dead, sections 1.3 and 1.4.

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Intended location of usage
Select the intended location or locations were the memorial text you are looking for was probably used inside the institution, e.g. in a church, chapel, or refectory.

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Name
Enter the name of the person responsible for the (intellectual or physical) contents of the text that you are looking for. This can be either the name of an author (or a descriptive name connected to the intellectual contents of the texts), a compiler or a scribe. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1 (Author).

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Sex
Role
Select the role performed by the person responsible for the contents of the text that you are looking for. This role can be either ‘author, ‘compiler’, ‘scribe’, or a combination of these.

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Commissioning party known?
Select ‘yes’ to restrict your search to memorial texts whose commissioning party is known. See also Text carriers and texts, section 5.1 (Commissioning party).

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