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Title in the Language of the Records
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina
These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for the cities of Cerrito, Crespo, Diamante, Gualeguay, Gualeguaychú, La Paz, Lucas González, Nogoyá, Paraná, Rosario del Tala, San José de Feliciano, San Justo, Valle María, Victoria, Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani), Villa Urquiza and Villaguay in the province of Entre Ríos.
The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de La Merced o San Cipriano, San José, San Antonio de Padua, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, San Lucas Evangelista, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Miguel Arcángel, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Aranzazú, San Francisco and Santa Rosa de Lima.
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Baptismal records usually include the following informtion:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of the child
- The child's birth date
- Parents' names and origin
Confirmation records usually include the following informtion:
- Confirmation place and date
- Parents' and legitimacy
Marriage records usually include the following informtion:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of groom
- Groom’s age, origin and residence
- Groom’s parents' names and origin
- Name of bride
- Bride’s age, origin and residence
- Bride's parents' names and origin
- Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
- Names of witnesses or godparents
Death records usually include the following informtion:
- Name of deceased
- Date of death
- Parents' names of deceased
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- Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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.
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"Argentina, Entre Rios, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983," index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 28March 2012), Cerrito > Nuestra Señora
de La Merced > Bautismos 1887-1888 > image 5 of 51, Julio Gomez, 20 May 1887; citing Iglesia Católica. Nuestra Señora de la Merced (Cerrito, Entre Ríos), Registros parroquiales, 1885-1983, page 5, entry number 299, Arquidiócesis de Mendoza, FHL VAULT INTL Film 1,368,554 Item 1; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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