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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina
This collection of church records for the period of 1581-1961 includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Santiago del Estero Province. Earlier registers were handwritten in narrative style; 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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Citation for This Collection
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- Parishes in the Santiago del Estero Province. Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records. Various diocesan archives in the Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina.
Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:
- Place of the event
- Date of the event
- Name of principal
- Principal’s birth date
- Father’s name
- Father’s place of origin and age
- Mother’s name
- Mother’s place of origin and age
- Parents' residence
- Godfather’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:
- Place of the event
- Date of the 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
Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:
- Parish place and date of event
- Type of mass
- Name of deceased
- Parents’ names
- Marital status
- Name of spouse, if married or widowed
- Date of death
- Cause of death
- Age at death
- Place of origin
- Place of burial
- If the deceased left a will
How to Use the Record
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⇒ 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961,” images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961 > Loreto > Nuestra Señora de Loreto > Bautismos 1847-1861 > Image 20 of 429 Images, Antonio Domingo; citing Registros parroquiales, 1847-1921, Iglesia Católica (Loreto, Santiago del Estero), Diócesis De Añatuya, FHL microfilm 1,082,849, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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