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

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974196 |title=Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975|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 Fe, Argentina.
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Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1634-1975, includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Santa Fe 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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These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe province.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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{| border="3" class="wikitable sortable"
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|-
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''City or Town'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Parish'''
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|-
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| Alcorta
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| Santa Rosa
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|-
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| Armstrong
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| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|-
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| Arroyo Seco
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| Asunción de la Santísima Virgen
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|-
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| Carcarañá
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| Nuestra Señora del Pilar
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|-
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| Carlos Pellegrini
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| San Agustín
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|-
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| Carmen
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Casilda
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| San Pedro Apóstol
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|-
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| Cañada de Gómez
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| San Pedro Apóstol
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|-
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| Chabás
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| San José
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|-
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| Colonia Belgrano
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| San Roque
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|-
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| Colonia Dolores
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| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
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|-
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| Coronda
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| San Jerónimo
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|-
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| Díaz
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| Santa Rosa
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|-
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| El Trébol
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| San Lorenzo Mártir
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|-
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| Elortondo
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| Santa Isabel
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|-
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| Emilia
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| Virgen Niña
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|-
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| Esperanza
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| Natividad de la Santísima Virgen
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|-
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| Franck
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| Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|-
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| Gessler
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| Santa Ana
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|-
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| Gálvez
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| Santa Margarita
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|-
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| Helvecia
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Humboldt
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| Inmaculada Concepción
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|-
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| Irigoyen
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Las Rosas
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| Santa Rosa de Lima
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|-
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| Llambí Campbell
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| Santísima Trinidad
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|-
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| Mariano Saavedra
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| Santa Clara
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|-
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| Matilde
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| Santa Matilde
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|-
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| Melincué
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Montes de Oca
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| Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
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|-
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| Máximo Paz
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| San Miguel
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|-
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| Pilar
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| Nuestra Señora del Pilar
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|-
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| Progreso
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| Inmaculada Concepción
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|-
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| Providencia
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| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
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|-
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| Roldán
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| San José
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|-
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| Rosario
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| Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San José, Santa Rosa de Lima
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|-
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| Sa Pereira
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| Santa Rosa
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|-
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| San Agustín
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| San Agustín
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|-
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| San Carlos Centro
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| San Carlos Borromeo
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|-
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| San Carlos Norte
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| Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
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|-
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| San Genaro Norte
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| San Genaro
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|-
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| San Gregorio
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| San Gregorio
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|-
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| San Javier
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| San Francisco Javier
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| San Jerónimo Norte
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| San Jerónimo
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|-
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| San Jorge
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| San Jorge
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|-
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| San José de la Esquina
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| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|-
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| San José del Rincón
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| San Justo
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| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|-
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| San Lorenzo
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| San Lorenzo Mártir
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|-
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| San Martín Norte
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| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
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|-
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| San Martín de las Escobas
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| San Martín de Tours
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|-
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| San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
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| San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
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|-
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| Santa Clara de Buena Vista
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| Santa Clara
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|-
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| Santa Fe
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| Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe, Catedral Todos los Santos, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan Bautista
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| Santa Rosa de Calchines
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| Santa Rosa de Lima
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|-
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| Santo Tomé
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| Inmaculada Concepción
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|-
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| Sarmiento
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Sastre
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| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|-
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| Serodino
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| San José
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|-
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| Teodelina
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| Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
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|-
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| Totoras
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| Santa Teresa
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|-
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| Venado Tuerto
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| Inmaculada Concepción
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|-
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| Villa Constitución
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| San Pablo Apóstol
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|}
  
Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:  
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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/1974196/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
*Place of the event
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*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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*Parent’s 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:
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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>
  
*Place of the event  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
*Date of the event  
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<br> [[Argentina, Santa Fe 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  ==
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<gallery>
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Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR2.JPG|Birth
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Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, death.jpg|Death
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</gallery>
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'''Baptismal records usually include the following information:'''
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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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*Parents' names, age, origin, and residence
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*Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence
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'''Confirmation records usually include the following information:'''
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*Name and age
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*Parents
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*Godparents
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'''Marriage records usually include the following information:'''
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*Date of event
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*Place of event  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Groom’s civil status, race, and age  
 
*Groom’s civil status, race, and age  
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents
  
<br>Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:  
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'''Death records usually include the following information:'''
  
*Parish place and date of event
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*Name of deceased, age and residence
*Type of mass
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*Parish
*Name of deceased  
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*Place and date of death  
*Parents’ names
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*Marital status
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*Name of spouse, if married or widowed
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*Date of death  
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*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Age at death
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*Witnesses' names,age and residence
*Place of origin
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*Place of burial
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*If the deceased left a will
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
*The place where the event occurred.
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'''To search the images one by one 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"'' category which takes you to the images.
*The name and surname of the person.
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*The approximate date of the event.
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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.
*The name of the parents or spouse.
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<br>'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
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*The place where the event occurred  
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*The name and surname of the person  
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*The approximate date of the event  
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*The name of the parents or spouse
  
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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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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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*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.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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*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.  
 
*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.  
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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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
*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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Santa Fe Province Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Santa Fe Province Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.<br>  
 
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]  
 
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*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]  
[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina] [http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line] [http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]  
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*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Argentina Church Records]]
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*[[Argentina|munos]]
 
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*[[Argentina Church Records]]  
[[Argentina Church History]]  
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*[[Argentina Church History]]
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.  
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1974196/waypoints Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975]
 
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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]].
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org)&nbsp;: accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org)&nbsp;: accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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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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<!--bibdescbegin-->Argentina. Catholic Church. Parishes in the Santa Fe Province. Church records 1634-1975. Various diocesan archives in the Santa Fe Province, Argentina.<!--bibdescend-->
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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.  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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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]].

Revision as of 22:22, 26 September 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe province.

City or Town Parish
Alcorta Santa Rosa
Armstrong Nuestra Señora de La Merced
Arroyo Seco Asunción de la Santísima Virgen
Carcarañá Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Carlos Pellegrini San Agustín
Carmen Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Casilda San Pedro Apóstol
Cañada de Gómez San Pedro Apóstol
Chabás San José
Colonia Belgrano San Roque
Colonia Dolores Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Coronda San Jerónimo
Díaz Santa Rosa
El Trébol San Lorenzo Mártir
Elortondo Santa Isabel
Emilia Virgen Niña
Esperanza Natividad de la Santísima Virgen
Franck Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Gessler Santa Ana
Gálvez Santa Margarita
Helvecia Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Humboldt Inmaculada Concepción
Irigoyen Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Las Rosas Santa Rosa de Lima
Llambí Campbell Santísima Trinidad
Mariano Saavedra Santa Clara
Matilde Santa Matilde
Melincué Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Montes de Oca Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Máximo Paz San Miguel
Pilar Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Progreso Inmaculada Concepción
Providencia Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Roldán San José
Rosario Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San José, Santa Rosa de Lima
Sa Pereira Santa Rosa
San Agustín San Agustín
San Carlos Centro San Carlos Borromeo
San Carlos Norte Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
San Genaro Norte San Genaro
San Gregorio San Gregorio
San Javier San Francisco Javier
San Jerónimo Norte San Jerónimo
San Jorge San Jorge
San José de la Esquina Nuestra Señora de La Merced
San José del Rincón Nuestra Señora del Carmen
San Justo Nuestra Señora de La Merced
San Lorenzo San Lorenzo Mártir
San Martín Norte Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
San Martín de las Escobas San Martín de Tours
San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
Santa Clara de Buena Vista Santa Clara
Santa Fe Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe, Catedral Todos los Santos, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan Bautista
Santa Rosa de Calchines Santa Rosa de Lima
Santo Tomé Inmaculada Concepción
Sarmiento Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Sastre Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Serodino San José
Teodelina Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Totoras Santa Teresa
Venado Tuerto Inmaculada Concepción
Villa Constitución San Pablo Apóstol

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 Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

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

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name and age
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s civil status, race, and age
  • Groom’s birthplace
  • Groom’s place and date of baptism
  • Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s civil status, race, and age
  • Bride’s birthplace
  • Bride’s place and date of baptism
  • Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Name of deceased, age and residence
  • Parish
  • Place and date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Witnesses' names,age and residence

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search the images one by one 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" 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.


When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

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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