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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santa Cruz, Ca...Church Records, 1886-1964.|
These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Baptismal records usually include the following information:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of child
- Child's birth date
- Child's place of birth
- Father’s name
- Father’s origin, age, occuption, religion and literacy
- Mother’s name
- Mother’s origin, age, occupation and religion
- Parents' residence
- Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of groom
- Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
- Name of bride
- Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
- Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
- Parish place and date of event
- Name of deceased
- Age and gender of deceased
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Date of death and time
- Cause of death
- Residence of deceased
- Religion, race and occupation of deceased
- Witness' names, age and residence
How to Use the Record
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⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years” category which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
Keep in mind:
- The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
|FHL Place Argentina, Santa Cruz items or FHL Keyword Argentina, Santa Cruz items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Argentina Archives and Libraries.|
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Citation for This Collection
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santa Cruz, Ca...Church Records, 1886-1964.|
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- "Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
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