Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974184 |title=Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977|location=Argentina|}}<br>
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Capital Federal, Argentina.
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Capital Federal, Argentina'''
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1737-1989, includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Capital Federal Province.  Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Catholic Church parish registers are the major records available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1930. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For genealogical purposes, the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
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This Collection will include records from 1737 to 1977.<br>
  
=== Record Content ===
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This collection includes baptism, confirmation, marriage and death records for the parishes of Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Balvanera, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Nuestra Señora de Montserrat, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Nuestra Señora de la Piedad, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Nuestra Señora del Socorro, San Bernardo, San Carlos Borromeo, San Cristóbal, San José de Flores, San Juan Evangelista, San Miguel Arcángel, San Nicolás de Bari, San Pedro González Telmo and Santa Lucia, Virgen y Mártir in the city of Buenos Aires.
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Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:
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*Place of the event
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Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Catholic Church parish registers are the major records available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1930. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For genealogical purposes, the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records.
*Date of the event
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*Name of principal
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*Principal’s birth date
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*Legitimacy
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*Father’s name
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*Father’s place of origin and age
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*Mother’s name
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*Mother’s place of origin and age
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*Parent’s residence
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*Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
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*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
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Key genealogical facts found in Marriage Records may include:
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*Place of the event
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Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
*Date of the event
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*Name of groom
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*Groom’s civil status, race, and age
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*Groom’s birthplace
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*Groom’s place and date of baptism
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*Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
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*Name of bride
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*Bride’s civil status, race, and age
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*Bride’s birthplace
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*Bride’s place and date of baptism
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*Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1974184/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Parish place and date of event
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
*Type of mass
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*Name of deceased
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*Parents’ names
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*Marital status
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*Name of spouse, if married or widowed
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*Date of death
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*Cause of death
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*Age at death
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*Place of origin
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*Place of burial
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*If the deceased left a will
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{{Collection citation
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| text = Catholic Parishes in the Federal District. Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records. Various diocesan archives in the Federal District. }}
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Record Content  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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Image:Argentina, Capital Federal Catholic Church Records Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Argentina, Capital Federal Catholic Church Records Marriage FRONT.jpg| Marriage Record (Front)
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Image:Argentina, Capital Federal Catholic Church Records, Marriage BACK.jpg| Marriage Record (Back)
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Image:Argentina, capital federal, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Argentina, Capital Federal Catholic Church Records Death.jpg| Death Record
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</gallery>
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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'''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''
*The place where the event occurred.
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*The name and surname of the person.
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*The approximate date of the event.
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*The name of the parents or spouse.
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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*Date of event
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*Place of event
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*Name of Child
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*Child's birth date
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*Father’s name
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*Father’s origin and age
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*Mother’s name
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*Mother’s origin and age
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*Parents' residence
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*Names of godparents
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'''These confirmation records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Confirmation date
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Godparents
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Date of event
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*Place of event
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*Name of groom
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*Groom’s age, race, origin and civil status
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*Groom’s place of residence
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*Groom's religion
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*Groom's occupation
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*Names of groom's parents and their origin
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*Can read and write
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*Name of bride
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*Bride’s age, race, origin and civil status
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*Bride’s place of residence
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*Bride’s religion
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*Bride's occupation
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*Names of bride's parents and their origin
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*Can read and write
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*Witness's name, age, origin and residence
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'''Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include:'''
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*Name of deceased
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*Date of death
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*Age of deceased
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*Residence of deceased
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*Cause of death
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*Witness's name, age and residence
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''"Cuidad o Pueblo"'' category<br>⇒Select the ''"Parroquia"'' category<br>⇒Select the ''"Tipo de registro y años"'' category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one 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.  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 +
 
 +
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
 +
 
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*The place where the event occurred
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*The name and surname of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
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'''For example:'''
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
For example:
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing 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.
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*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 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.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*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.  
 
*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.  
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
 
*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:
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'''Keep in mind:'''
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*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.
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*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.
 
*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:
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'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Related Websites ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
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[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
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[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[[Argentina Church Records]]
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[[Argentina Church History]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
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*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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*[[Argentina]]
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*[[Argentina Church Records]]
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*[[Argentina Church History]]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection ====
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*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) : accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
   
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) : accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Citation for This Collection ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Argentina. Catholic Church. Parishes in the Capital Federal Province. Church records 1737-1989. Various diocesan archives in the Capital Federal Province, Argentina.<!--bibdescend-->
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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"Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1989", index and images,&nbsp;''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), &nbsp;Lorenzo Chavez and Carmen Reinoso, &nbsp;29 August 1888; citing Iglesia Católica. Nuestra Señora de Balvanera (Balvanera, Distrito Federal), Registros parroquiales, 1833-1934, Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Argentina), FHL microfilm 1,103,887; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.&lt;/gallery&gt;

Revision as of 16:45, 14 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Capital Federal, Argentina

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1737 to 1977.

This collection includes baptism, confirmation, marriage and death records for the parishes of Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Balvanera, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Nuestra Señora de Montserrat, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Nuestra Señora de la Piedad, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Nuestra Señora del Socorro, San Bernardo, San Carlos Borromeo, San Cristóbal, San José de Flores, San Juan Evangelista, San Miguel Arcángel, San Nicolás de Bari, San Pedro González Telmo and Santa Lucia, Virgen y Mártir in the city of Buenos Aires.

Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Catholic Church parish registers are the major records available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1930. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For genealogical purposes, the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records.

Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Catholic Parishes in the Federal District. Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records. Various diocesan archives in the Federal District.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of Child
  • Child's birth date
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s origin and age
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s origin and age
  • Parents' residence
  • Names of godparents

These confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Confirmation date
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Godparents

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, race, origin and civil status
  • Groom’s place of residence
  • Groom's religion
  • Groom's occupation
  • Names of groom's parents and their origin
  • Can read and write
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, race, origin and civil status
  • Bride’s place of residence
  • Bride’s religion
  • Bride's occupation
  • Names of bride's parents and their origin
  • Can read and write
  • Witness's name, age, origin and residence

Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Witness's name, age and residence

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Cuidad o Pueblo" category
⇒Select the "Parroquia" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

For example:

  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1989", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012),  Lorenzo Chavez and Carmen Reinoso,  29 August 1888; citing Iglesia Católica. Nuestra Señora de Balvanera (Balvanera, Distrito Federal), Registros parroquiales, 1833-1934, Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Argentina), FHL microfilm 1,103,887; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.</gallery>