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Title in the Language of the Record
Italia, Provincia di Trento, Trento Diocesi, Chiesa Cattolica Records
This Collection will include records from 1548 to 1937.
The collection consists of a name index of baptisms from the Diocesi di Trento (Italy). Original records are primarily in Latin and Italian.
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- Dioceci di Trento, Italia. Italy, Trento Province, Trento Diocese, baptism records. Curia Arcivescovile di Trento, Italy.
These birth and baptism records generally contain the following information:
- Date and place of the baptism
- Child's name and legitimacy
- Full name of father
- Full name of mother including maiden name
- Names of godparents
- Names of the witnesses
- Name of the priest performing the baptism
- In later records, marriage and birth information of the parents
These marriage records generally contain the following information:
- Names of the bride and groom
- Names of their parents
- Date of the event
- Names of witnesses
- Name of the priest performing the marriage
- In later records, birth information for the bride and groom
These death records generally contain the following information:
- Name of the deceased
- Names of the parents (if the deceased is a minor)
- Dates of death and burial
- In later records, profession, age of deceased, and cause of death
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Using the Information
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- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
- The father’s profession can lead you to other types of records such as military records.
- The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Burial places may also help to establish a migration pattern.
- It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile the entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married and died in the same place or nearby.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
- You should also search for your ancestors in the civil registers. Then compare your findings against each other.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the names.
- Check for an index. Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby parishes.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.