Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection |CID=CID1974195 |title=Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964|location=Argentina}}<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection |CID=CID1974195 |title=Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964|location=Argentina}}<br>
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina  
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina'''
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1886-1964 includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Santa Cruz Province. Earlier registers were handwritten in narrative style;&nbsp;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 of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.  
  
 
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/1974195/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/1974195/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 information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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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, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.<!--bibdescend--> }} <br>
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[[Argentina, Santa Cruz 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, Santa Cruz 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:Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg]]  
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'''These baptismal records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
*Place of the event  
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*Date of event  
*Date of the event  
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*Place of event  
*Name of principal
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*Name of child
*Principal’s birth date  
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*Child's birth date  
*Legitimacy
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*Child's place of birth
 
*Father’s name  
 
*Father’s name  
*Father’s place of origin and age  
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*Father’s origin, age, occuption, religion and literacy
 
*Mother’s name  
 
*Mother’s name  
*Mother’s place of origin and age  
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*Mother’s origin, age, occupation and religion
 
*Parents' residence  
 
*Parents' residence  
 
*Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence  
 
*Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence  
 
*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
 
*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in Marriage Records may include:''' [[Image:Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg]]  
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'''These marriage records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
*Place of the event  
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*Date of event  
*Date of the event  
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*Place of event  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
*Groom’s civil status, race, and age
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*Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
*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  
 
*Name of bride  
*Bride’s civil status, race, and age
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*Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
*Bride’s birthplace
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*Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
*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:Santa Cruz Death.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Death.jpg]]  
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'''These death records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Death.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
*Type of mass
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Parents’ names
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*Age and gender of deceased
*Marital status
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*Date of birth
*Name of spouse, if married or widowed
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*Place of birth
*Date of death  
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*Date of death and time
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Age at death
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*Residence of deceased
*Place of origin
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*Religion, race and occupation of deceased
*Place of burial
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*Witness' names, age and residence
*If the deceased left a will
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== 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 through images" link on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the “Ciudad o Pueblo” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parroquia” category<br>⇒ Select the “Tipo de Registro y Años” 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.  
 
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:  
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'''For example:'''
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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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.
 
*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:  
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'''Keep in mind:'''
  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
*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:  
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'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
“Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964,” digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: 3 April 2012), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964 &gt; Río Gallegos &gt; Nuestra Señora de Luján &gt; Bautismos 1909-1923 &gt; Image 25 of 580 Images, Clementina Pena, 6 September 1910; citing Registros parroquiales, Iglesia Católica (Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz), Diócesis de Rio Gallegos. FHL microfilm 1,153,198, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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“Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: 3 April 2012), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964 &gt; Río Gallegos &gt; Nuestra Señora de Luján &gt; Bautismos 1909-1923 &gt; Image 25 of 580 Images, Clementina Pena, 6 September 1910; citing Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Revision as of 15:54, 6 March 2013

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina

Record Description

This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.

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, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually include the following information:
Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Child's place of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s origin, age, occuption, religion and literacy
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s origin, age, occupation and religion
  • Parents' residence
  • Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  • Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
These marriage records usually include the following information:
Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
These death records usually include the following information:
Santa Cruz Death.jpg
  • Parish place and date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Age and gender of deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of death and time
  • Cause of death
  • Residence of deceased
  • Religion, race and occupation of deceased
  • Witness' names, age and residence

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Ciudad o Pueblo” category
⇒ Select the “Parroquia” category
⇒ Select the “Tipo de Registro y Años” 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.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964,” images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 3 April 2012), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964 > Río Gallegos > Nuestra Señora de Luján > Bautismos 1909-1923 > Image 25 of 580 Images, Clementina Pena, 6 September 1910; citing Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.