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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1737 to 1977.<br>
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This collection includes records in Spanish dating from from 1737 to 1977 and contains baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records from parishes in the Buenos Aires City as it existed at the end of the 20th century.  
  
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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Buenos Aires City was founded in 1580 (after an aborted attempt 40 years earlier) and was part of the provinces in the area—first Asunción then Buenos Aires—until 1880, when the city was separated from Buenos Aires Province and federalized (put under direct control of the national government).  
  
 
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.  
 
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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Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. 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.  
 
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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.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nuestra Señora de Balvanera. Arquidiócesis de Buenos Aires.}}
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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'''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Birth records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Names of godparents
 
*Names of godparents
  
'''These confirmation records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Confirmation records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Confirmation date  
 
*Confirmation date  
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*Godparents
 
*Godparents
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Witness's name, age, origin and residence
 
*Witness's name, age, origin and residence
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include:'''  
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'''Death Records may contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''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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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.<br>
  
'''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 ''"City or Town"'' category<br>⇒Select the ''"Parish"'' category<br>⇒Select the ''"Record Type and Years"'' category which takes you to the images.  
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
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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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  
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.  
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'''To search this collection by 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.  
  
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''  
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'''To browse this collection by image:'''<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the “City or Town” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parish” category<br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that takes you to the images.
  
*The place where the event occurred
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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.
*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:'''
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=== 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 marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land 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.  
 
*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.  
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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.  
 
*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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*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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=== Unable to Locate Ancestors  ===
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Search the records of nearby localities.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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*[[Autonomous city of Buenos Aires Maps]]
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]  
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*[[Autonomous city of Buenos Aires History]]
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
 
*[[Argentina]]  
 
*[[Argentina]]  
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*[[Autonomous city of Buenos Aires]]
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]  
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]  
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1974184/waypoints Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977]
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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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]].  
 
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  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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>
  
"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;
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nuestra Señora de Balvanera. Arquidiócesis de Buenos Aires.}}

Latest revision as of 17:05, 1 April 2014

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 includes records in Spanish dating from from 1737 to 1977 and contains baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records from parishes in the Buenos Aires City as it existed at the end of the 20th century.

Buenos Aires City was founded in 1580 (after an aborted attempt 40 years earlier) and was part of the provinces in the area—first Asunción then Buenos Aires—until 1880, when the city was separated from Buenos Aires Province and federalized (put under direct control of the national government).

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

Record Content

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

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Confirmation date
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Godparents

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

Death Records may contain the following information:

  • 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

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.

To search this collection by 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 by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that 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.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Known Issues with This Collection

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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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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977

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 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.

"Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Nuestra Señora de Balvanera. Arquidiócesis de Buenos Aires.

 

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