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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1581 to 1961 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Loreto, Mailín, Pellegrini, Salavina, Santiago del Estero, Sumampa, Suncho Corral, Villa Atamisqui and Villa La Punta in the province of Santiago del Estero.

The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de Loreto, El Señor de los Milagros, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, San Miguel Arcángel and Inmaculada Concepción.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961.

Record Content

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Age of child
  • Father’s name
  • Father's age and origin
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s age and origin
  • Godparents' names and their origin

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name, age and gender
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s nationality, origin, age, occupation and race
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s nationality, origin, age, occupation and race
  • Bride’s parents’ names
  • Witnesses' name, civil status and residence

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Parish place and date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Origin of deceased
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Parents’ names of deceased
  • Place of burial

How to Use the Record

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

  • 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.

Search the Collection

To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

  • 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.

Unable to Locate Ancestors

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
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Citations for this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Santiago del Estero [Catholic Church parishes, Santiago del Estero].

Image Citation

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