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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Salta, Argentina
These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1972 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Cachi, Cafayate, Campo Santo, Cerrillos, Chicoana, El Galpón, El Tala, Iruya, La Viña, Metán, Molinos, Rivadavia, Rosario de Lerma, Rosario de la Frontera, Salta, San Carlos, San Ramón de la Nueva Orán and Santa Victoria in the province of Salta.
The parishes contained in the collection are San José, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, San Pablo, Nuestra Señora del Milagro, San Antonio de Padua, San Roque, San Pedro Nolasco, Santísimo Crucifijo, San Juan Bautista, San Carlos Borromeo, San Ramón Nonato and Santa Victoria.
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Baptismal records usually include the following information:
- Date of baptism
- Name of child
- Child's birth date
- Parents' names and residence
- Godparents names
- (Future) spouse and date of marriage
Confirmation records usually include the following information:
- Name and age
- Parents' names and legitimacy
Marriage records usually include the following information:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of groom
- Groom’s age, nationality, residence, occupation and race
- Groom's parents' names and their residence
- Name of bride
- Bride’s age, nationality, residence, occupation and race
- Bride's parents' names and their residence
- Declaring witnesses' names, civil status and residence
- Witnesses' names, civil status and residence or godparents
Death records usually include the following information:
- Date of event
- Parish place
- Name of deceased
- Age, nationality, civil status and occupation of deceased
- Cause of death
- Burial place
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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.
- 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
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- Argentina’s provinces in the early 21st century
- Salta Province in the early 21st century
- Argentina in 1925
- Salta Province in 1888
- Argentina’s provinces in 1857
- Argentina’s provinces in 1817
- Southern South America in 1772
- Southern South America in 1736
- Southern South America in 1708
- Southern South America in 1656
- Wikipedia's entry on the history of Salta Province
- Spanish wiki entry on history of Salta Province
- "Illustrated Descriptive Argentina," a Google ebook with a chapter on Salta Province, published in 1917
- "Argentina and Uruguay," a Google ebook with a section on Salta Province, published in 1916
- "Geographía Argentina," a Google ebook with a chapter on Salta Province, published in 1905
- "Memoria Descriptiva de la Provincia de Salta," 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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