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

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== Related Websites  ==
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*[ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]  
=== Maps  ===
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*[ Diócesis de Neuquén]
*[ Argentina’s provinces in the early 21st century]
*[ Neuquén Province in the early 21st century]  
*[ Central Argentina in 1925]
*[ Neuquén Province in 1888]
*[ Argentina’s provinces in 1857]
=== Local Histories  ===
*[ Wikipedia's entry on the history of Neuquén Province]
*[ Spanish wiki entry on history of Neuquén Province]
*[ Brief online history of Neuquén Province]
*[ "Argentina and Uruguay," a Google ebook with a section on Neuquén Province, published in 1916]
*[ "Geographía Argentina," a Google ebook with a chapter on Neuquén Province, published in 1905]
*[ "Descripción de las Governaciones Nacionales de La Pampa, del Rio Negro y del Neuquén," a Google ebook, published in 1889]
=== Other Genealogical Resources  ===
*[ FamilySearch research outline for Argentina]
*[ Argentina genealogy group]  
*[ Argentina genealogy forum]
*[ Jewish genealogical research in Argentina]
*[ GenForum for Argentina]
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Revision as of 17:05, 3 January 2014

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


Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Provincia de Neuquén, Argentina

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1883 to 1977, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Chos Malal, Junín de los Andes and Neuquén.

The parishes contained in the collection are María Auxiliadora, Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.

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

Record Content

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' age and origin
  • Godparents' names
  • Godparents' age and origin

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Name and age
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s birth date
  • Groom’s origin, civil status and residence
  • Groom’s parents' names and their origin
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s birth date
  • Bride's origin, civil status and residence
  • Bride’s parents names and their origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Baptism date
  • Parents’ names

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” 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.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation for This Collection

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"Argentina, Neuquén, Catholic Church Records, 1883-1977" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.