Paraguay, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1922527 |title=Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981|location=South America}}  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Paraguay. Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica  
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'''Paraguay. Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1754-1981.  
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1754-1981.  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten in Spanish, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.  
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten in Spanish, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:'''
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Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.
  
*Place of event
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The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.
*Date of event
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*Name of the child
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*Parents’ names
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*Grandparents’ names
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*Godparents’ names
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'''Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:'''
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For a list of records by department currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1922527/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
*Place and date of the event
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Personal information of the bride and groom
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*Parents’ names of the bride and groom
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*Place of residence
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'''Key genealogical facts found burials/deaths may include:'''
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
*Date and place of death
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{{Collection citation | text= "Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
*Name of the deceased person
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*Sometimes the names of the parents or spouse of the deceased person
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*Cause of death
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*Burial place
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== How to Use the&nbsp;Records ==
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[[Paraguay, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
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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== Record Content  ==
  
'''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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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
*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
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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.
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Name and gender of child
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*Child's birth date
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*Parents’ names
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*Godparents’ names
  
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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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
  
'''For example:'''
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom's age, civil status, residence and origin
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Bride's age, civil status, residence and origin
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of witnesses
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*Names of officiant at marriage
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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'''These burial/death records usually contain the following 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.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*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.
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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.
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*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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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.
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'''Keep in mind:'''
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*Date and place of death
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*Name of the deceased person
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*Age, civil status and residence of deceased
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*Sometimes, the name of spouse, if married
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*Sometimes, names of parents
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*Burial place
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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== How to Use the Records  ==
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Departamento" category<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.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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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.  
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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== Record History ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Paraguay, 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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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpy.html Catholic Church Hierarchy in Paraguay]  
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*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpy.html Catholic Church Hierarchy in Paraguay]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Portal:Paraguay]]&nbsp;
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*[[Paraguay]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch 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]].  
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: 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 https://www.familysearch.org]: 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&nbsp;for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->República del Paraguay. Various Catholic Church parishes. Registros parroquiales, 1754-1981. Archbishopric of Asuncion (Arzobispado de Asunción), Asunción, Paraguay.<!--bibdescend-->
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"Paraguay,Catholic Church Records 1754-1981," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 June 2012), Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981 &gt; Amambay &gt; Bella Vista &gt; Bella Vista &gt; Confirmaciones 1920 &gt; Image 20 of 103 images, Betrona Bernarda and Benito Alfon, 1920; citing Republica del Paraguay, Various Catholic Church parishes, Registros parroquiales, 1754-1981, Archibishopric of Asuncion (Arzobispado de Asuncion) Asuncion, Paraguay.  
  
The above 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. 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|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Category:Paraguay]]

Revision as of 16:18, 8 April 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Paraguay. Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica

Record Description

This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1754-1981.

This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten in Spanish, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.

Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.

Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.

The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.

For a list of records by department 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 Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Godparents’ names

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's age, civil status, residence and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, residence and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Names of officiant at marriage

These burial/death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Age, civil status and residence of deceased
  • Sometimes, the name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, names of parents
  • Burial place

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Departamento" category
⇒ 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Paraguay,Catholic Church Records 1754-1981," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 June 2012), Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981 > Amambay > Bella Vista > Bella Vista > Confirmaciones 1920 > Image 20 of 103 images, Betrona Bernarda and Benito Alfon, 1920; citing Republica del Paraguay, Various Catholic Church parishes, Registros parroquiales, 1754-1981, Archibishopric of Asuncion (Arzobispado de Asuncion) Asuncion, Paraguay.