Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina

What is in the Collection?

These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for the cities of Cerrito, Crespo, Diamante, Gualeguay, Gualeguaychú, La Paz, Lucas González, Nogoyá, Paraná, Rosario del Tala, San José de Feliciano, San Justo, Valle María, Victoria, Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani), Villa Urquiza and Villaguay in the province of Entre Ríos.

The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de La Merced o San Cipriano, San José, San Antonio de Padua, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, San Lucas Evangelista, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Miguel Arcángel, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Aranzazú, San Francisco and Santa Rosa de Lima.

These records are written in Spanish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983.

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Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of the child
  • The child's birth date
  • Parents' names and origin
  • Godparents

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Confirmation place and date
  • Name
  • Age
  • Parents' and legitimacy
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, origin and residence
  • Groom’s parents' names and origin
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, origin and residence
  • Bride's parents' names and origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Parents' names of deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated event year, and family relationships.

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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.

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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
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⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What do I do Next?

  • 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

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.

Other Searches

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Entre Ríos, registros parroquiales, 1764-1983." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Entre Ríos [Catholic Church parishes, Entre Ríos].

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