Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974178 |title= Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971|location=Argentina|}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974178 |title=Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971|location=Argentina|}}<br>  
  
 
See the online tutorial''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/linajes-de-catamarca/302 "Linajes de Catamarca"]'' at FamilySearch.org.  
 
See the online tutorial''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/linajes-de-catamarca/302 "Linajes de Catamarca"]'' at FamilySearch.org.  
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina'''
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Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
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.  
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This Collection will include records from 1724 to 1971.<br>
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This collection of church records includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records for the Immaculada Concepción, San Francisco de Asís, Nuestra Señora de Belén, Catedral Nuestro Señora del Valle, Nuestro Señora de Luján, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Roque, San José, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria and Tinogasta parishes in the Catamarca Province.  
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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. 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 [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1974178/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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/1974178/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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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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>
  
{{Collection citation
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Parishes in the Catamarca Province. Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records. Various diocesan archives in the Catamarca Province, Argentina.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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[[Argentina, Catamarca Province Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[Argentina, Catamarca Province Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:''' [[Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Baptisms.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Baptisms.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Death.jpg|Death
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Image:Argentina, catamarca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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</gallery>
  
*Place of the event
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''' Birth records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''  
*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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*Parents' 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:''' [[Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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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*Spouse and marriage date
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*Parents' names and place of residence
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*Godparents' names and place residence
  
*Place of the event
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''' Marriage records&nbsp;usually include the following information:'''
*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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'''Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:''' [[Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Names of the groom and bride
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*Date of event
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*Place of event
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*Declaring witnesses' name, civil status and residence
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*Groom’s name, civil status and age
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*Groom's parents' names and civil status
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*Bride's name, age and civil status
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*Bride's parents' names and their residence
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*Witnesses' names, civil status and residence
  
*Parish place and date of event  
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''' Death records may include the following information:'''
*Type of mass
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*Date of event  
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*Place of event
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Parents’ names
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*Age of deceased
*Marital status
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*Names of Parents
*Name of spouse, if married or widowed
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*Civil status of parents
*Date of death
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*Cause of death
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''' Confirmation records may include the following information:'''
*Age at death
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*Place of origin
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*Date and place of confirmation
*Place of burial
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*Name of individual
*If the deceased left a will
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*Parents' names
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*Gender
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*Godparents
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== 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.
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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 ''“City or Town”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Parish”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Record Type and Years”'' which takes you to the images.<br>
  
 
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.  
 
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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'''For example:'''
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*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 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 to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*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.
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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.
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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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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.
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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.
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*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.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971,"&nbsp; database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Belén &gt; Nuestra Señora de Belén &gt; Bautismos 1913-1921 &gt; 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.
 
"Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971,"&nbsp; database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Belén &gt; Nuestra Señora de Belén &gt; Bautismos 1913-1921 &gt; 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.

Revision as of 15:07, 21 August 2013

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

See the online tutorial"Linajes de Catamarca" at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1724 to 1971.

This collection of church records includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records for the Immaculada Concepción, San Francisco de Asís, Nuestra Señora de Belén, Catedral Nuestro Señora del Valle, Nuestro Señora de Luján, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Roque, San José, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria and Tinogasta 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 FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Birth records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Spouse and marriage date
  • Parents' names and place of residence
  • Godparents' names and place residence

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Declaring witnesses' name, civil status and residence
  • Groom’s name, civil status and age
  • Groom's parents' names and civil status
  • Bride's name, age and civil status
  • Bride's parents' names and their residence
  • Witnesses' names, civil status and residence

Death records may include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Names of Parents
  • Civil status of parents

Confirmation records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name of individual
  • Parents' names
  • Gender
  • Godparents

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ 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” 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.

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.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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, 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.