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[[Buenos Aires, Argentina Genealogy|Buenos Aires]]
  
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| title =Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981
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| location = Argentina
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| LOC_01 =Buenos Aires
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| language =[[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language =Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Province of Buenos Aires Maps]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[Province of Buenos Aires History]] 
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| FS_URL_03 =[[Argentina Church History]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Argentina Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Argentina,+Buenos+Aires%22 FamilySearch Library Catalog Place Buenos Aires Argentina]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://forebears.io/argentina Argentina Genealogical Records]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/es/registro-nacional-de-cultos National Registry]
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina'''
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== Why Should I Look at This Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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Church records are important for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.
  
This Collection will include records from 1635 to 1981.<br>
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Civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.
  
The collection includes baptisms, marriages, and deaths for parishes in the Buenos Aires Province. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
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The collection contains baptisms, marriages, and deaths from 1635 to 1981. Early registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. They are from parishes in the Buenos Aires Province as it existed at the end of the 20th century.  
  
In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration.  
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Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.
  
For a list of localities, events and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1972912/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see [[Argentina Civil Registration]] (Registro Civil).  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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=== Reading These Records ===
  
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>
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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===To Browse This Collection===
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[[Argentina, Buenos Aires 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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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information is often found in these records:
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'''Birth Record''' 
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* Place of event
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* Date of event
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* Name of child
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* Child’s birth date
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* Father’s name
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* Mother’s name
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* Parents’ residence
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* Godparents names
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'''Marriage  Record''' 
  
== Record Content  ==
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* Date of event
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* Place of event
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* Groom’s name
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* Groom’s civil status, age and origin
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* Names of groom’s parents
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* Parents’ place of residence
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* Bride’s name
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* Bride’s civil status, age and origin
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* Parents place of residence
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* Witnesses
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'''Death Record'''
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* Event date and location
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* Name of deceased
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* Gender, age, race of deceased
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* Date and place of birth
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* Residence
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* Religion, civil status
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* Occupation
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* Date of death and timeOccupation
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* Cause of death
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR death.jpg|Death
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Image:Argentina, Buenos Aires, CCR death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>  
 
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===Coverage Table===
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As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include:'''  
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{| border="1"
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''City or Town
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | ''' City or Town
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''City or Town
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|Adrogué
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|Alberti
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|Arrecifes
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|Avellaneda
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|Ayacucho
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|Azul
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|-
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|Bahía Blanca
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|Balcarce
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|Baradero
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|-
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|Bolívar
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|Brandsen
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|Cañuelas
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|-
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|Capilla del Señor
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|Capitán Sarmiento
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|Carhué
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|-
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|Carmen de Areco
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|Carmen de Patagones
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|Chacabuco
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|-
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|Chascomús
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|Chivilcoy
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|Colón
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|-
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|Coronel Dorrego
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|Coronel Pringles
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|Coronel Suárez
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|-
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|Dolores
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|Ensenada
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|General Alvear
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|General La Madrid
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|General Las Heras
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|General Lavalle
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|General Paz
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|General Pirán
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|General Rodríguez
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|Guaminí
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|Juárez
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|Junín
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|-
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|La Plata
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|Laprida
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|Las Flores
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|Lobería
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|Lobos
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|Lomas de Zamora
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|Luján
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|Magdalena
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|Maipú
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|Marcos Paz
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|Mar del Plata
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|Martín García
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|Mercedes
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|Merlo
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|Miramar
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|Morón
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|Navarro
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|Necochea
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|Olavarría
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|Pedro Luro
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|Pergamino
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|Pigüé
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|Pilar
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|Pontevedra
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|Puan
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|Pueblo San José
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|Quilmes
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|Ramallo
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|Ramos Mejía
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|Río Colorado
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|Rivas
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|Rojas
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|Roque Pérez
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|Saavedra
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|Saladillo
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|Salto
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|San Andrés de Giles
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|San Fernando
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|San Isidro
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|San Justo
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|San Martín
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|San Miguel del Monte
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|San Nicolás
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|San Ramón de Anchorena
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|Santa María (incluye Coronel Suárez)
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|San Vicente
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|Suipacha
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|Tandil
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|Tapalqué
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|Tigre
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|Trenque Lauquen
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|Tres Arroyos
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|Zárate
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*Place of event
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*Date of event
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
*Name of child
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
*Child’s birth date
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*Identifying information such as residence
*Father’s name
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
*Mother’s name  
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=== Search The Index ===
*Parents' residence
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912 Collection Page]. <br>
*Godparents names
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#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in Marriage Records may include:'''  
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=== View The Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1972912/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''City or Town'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
  
*Date of event
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===For Help Reading These Records===
*Place of event
 
*Groom's name
 
*Groom’s civil status, age and origin
 
*Names of groom's parents
 
*Parents place of residence
 
  
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
  
*Bride's name
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*Bride’s civil status, age and origin
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/570 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
*Names of bride's parents
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
*Parents place of residence
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
  
*Witnesses
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br>
'''Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include:'''
 
 
 
*Event date and location
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Gender, age, race of deceased
 
*Date and place of birth
 
*Residence
 
*Religion, civil status
 
*Occupation
 
*Date of death and time
 
*Cause of death
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the ''“Ciudad o Pueblo”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Parroquia”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Tipo de Registro y Años”'' that 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.  
 
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
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*Cite the record entry for future reference.  Save or print a copy of the image if possible.  The image citation is available by clicking on the information tab at the bottom left of the screen where you’ve found your ancestor.
 
*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.  
*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 of each spouse 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.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Census Argentina Census records].
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment&nbsp;or military records.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Land_and_Property Argentina Land Property records].  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Military_Records military records].  
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*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.
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
*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 records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives 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:'''
 
 
 
*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.  
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800's.
*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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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ===
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See [[Argentina Civil Registration|Argentina Civil Registration]] for further information.  You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Search the records of nearby localities.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
 
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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Emigration_and_Immigration immigration/emigration records].<br>
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Buenos Aires 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.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1972912 Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal]
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Argentina]
 
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
 
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Argentina-Buenos-Aires-Catholic-Church-Records-1635-1981-known-issues&lang=en 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.
*[[Argentina Church Records]]  
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<br>
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br>
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Buenos Aires, registros parroquiales, 1635-1981." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Buenos Aires [Catholic Church parishes, Buenos Aires Province].}}<br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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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.
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 23 April 2012), Dolores &gt; Nuestra Senora de los Dolores &gt; Bautismos 1865 &gt; Image 200 of 411, Juana Elena Bribio, 20 July 1865; citing Registros parroquiales, 1884-1889, Iglesia Católica. San Ponciano (La Plata, Buenos Aires), Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de La Plata.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1635-1981
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes, Buenos Aires Province


Why Should I Look at This Collection?

Church records are important for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.

Civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.

What Is in the Collection?

The collection contains baptisms, marriages, and deaths from 1635 to 1981. Early registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. They are from parishes in the Buenos Aires Province as it existed at the end of the 20th century.

Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.

In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see Argentina Civil Registration (Registro Civil).

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information is often found in these records:

Birth Record

  • Place of event
  • Date of event
  • Name of child
  • Child’s birth date
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Parents’ residence
  • Godparents names

Marriage Record

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom’s civil status, age and origin
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Parents’ place of residence
  • Bride’s name
  • Bride’s civil status, age and origin
  • Parents place of residence
  • Witnesses

Death Record

  • Event date and location
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender, age, race of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Residence
  • Religion, civil status
  • Occupation
  • Date of death and timeOccupation
  • Cause of death

Collection Contents

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Coverage Table

As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:

City or Town City or Town City or Town
Adrogué Alberti Arrecifes
Avellaneda Ayacucho Azul
Bahía Blanca Balcarce Baradero
Bolívar Brandsen Cañuelas
Capilla del Señor Capitán Sarmiento Carhué
Carmen de Areco Carmen de Patagones Chacabuco
Chascomús Chivilcoy Colón
Coronel Dorrego Coronel Pringles Coronel Suárez
Dolores Ensenada General Alvear
General La Madrid General Las Heras General Lavalle
General Paz General Pirán General Rodríguez
Guaminí Juárez Junín
La Plata Laprida Las Flores
Lobería Lobos Lomas de Zamora
Luján Magdalena Maipú
Marcos Paz Mar del Plata Martín García
Mercedes Merlo Miramar
Morón Navarro Necochea
Olavarría Pedro Luro Pergamino
Pigüé Pilar Pontevedra
Puan Pueblo San José Quilmes
Ramallo Ramos Mejía Río Colorado
Rivas Rojas Roque Pérez
Saavedra Saladillo Salto
San Andrés de Giles San Fernando San Isidro
San Justo San Martín San Miguel del Monte
San Nicolás San Ramón de Anchorena Santa María (incluye Coronel Suárez)
San Vicente Suipacha Tandil
Tapalqué Tigre Trenque Lauquen
Tres Arroyos Zárate

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search The Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

View The Images

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  1. Select City or Town
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Cite the record entry for future reference. Save or print a copy of the image if possible. The image citation is available by clicking on the information tab at the bottom left of the screen where you’ve found your ancestor.
  • 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 spouse 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 Argentina Census records.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Argentina Land Property 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.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives 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.
  • 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's.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Argentina Civil Registration for further information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.


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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Buenos Aires, registros parroquiales, 1635-1981." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Buenos Aires [Catholic Church parishes, Buenos Aires Province].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981.


Image Citation:

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