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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina
This collection of church records for the period of 1724-1971 includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Catamarca 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.
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 FamnilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- Parishes in the Catamarca Province. Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records. Various diocesan archives in the Catamarca Province, Argentina.
Record ContentKey genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:
- Place of the event
- Date of the event
- Name of principal
- Principal’s birth date
- Father’s name
- Father’s place of origin and age
- Mother’s name
- Mother’s place of origin and age
- Parents' residence
- Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Place of the event
- Date of the event
- Name of groom
- Groom’s civil status, race, and age
- Groom’s birthplace
- Groom’s place and date of baptism
- Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
- Name of bride
- Bride’s civil status, race, and age
- Bride’s birthplace
- Bride’s place and date of baptism
- Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
- Names of witnesses or godparents
- Parish place and date of event
- Type of mass
- Name of deceased
- Parents’ names
- Marital status
- Name of spouse, if married or widowed
- Date of death
- Cause of death
- Age at death
- Place of origin
- Place of burial
- If the deceased left a will
How to Use the Record
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Ciudad o Pueblo” ⇒ Select the “Parroquia” ⇒ Select the “Tipo de Registro y Años” that 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971," database and digital images, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Belén > Nuestra Señora de Belén > Bautismos 1913-1921 > image 100 of 732 images, Angel V. Maya, 7 February 1913; citing Nuestra Señora de Belén.Registros parroquiales, 1836-1958, page 126, number 251, Nuestra Señora de Belén.
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