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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description ==
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These records are written in Spanish. 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.
  
This Collection will include records from 1635 to 1981.<br>
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Boundaries of the Buenos Aires Province changed considerably from its founding in 1617. The Buenos Aires Province belonged to the following confederations (in chronological order): the Spanish Peruvian viceroyalty (the province was then called Province of Rio de la Plata), the viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, the Argentine Confederacy, the State of Buenos Aires, and finally the Argentine Republic, also known today as Argentina. Throughout this dynamic history, the Catholic Church retained a prominent place in the affairs of the Province’s citizens. As of the late 20th century, an estimated 92 percent of the population was nominally Roman Catholic.  
  
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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'''General Information About Church Records'''
  
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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Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since 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.  
  
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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Church records are the most important records 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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
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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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).  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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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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== Collection Contents ==
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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'''These birth records&nbsp;usually contain the following information:'''
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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'''Birth records'''usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Place of event  
 
*Place of event  
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*Godparents names
 
*Godparents names
  
'''These marriage records&nbsp;usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records'''usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Parents place of residence
 
*Parents place of residence
 
 
*Witnesses
 
*Witnesses
  
'''These death records&nbsp;usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records'''usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Event date and location  
 
*Event date and location  
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*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, as well as where they lived, and an estimated event date. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
'''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.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912 Collection Page:]'''<br>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.
  
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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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1972912/waypoints Browse Page:]'''<br>
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To browse this collection by image:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the “City or Town” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parish” category<br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that takes you to the images.  
  
'''For example:'''
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Search the collection by image 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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What? ===
  
 
*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.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*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.  
 
*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&nbsp;or military records.  
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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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*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:'''
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What? ===
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
*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.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Search the records of nearby localities.
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*Search the records of nearby localities.<br><br>
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
 
{{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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*[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]
 
  
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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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*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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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 | text= "Argentina, Buenos Aires, registros parroquiales, 1635-1981." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Buenos Aires [Catholic Church parishes, Buenos Aires Province].}}<br><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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“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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1635-1981
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Catholic Church Parishes, Buenos Aires Province


What is in the Collection?

These records are written in Spanish. 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.

Boundaries of the Buenos Aires Province changed considerably from its founding in 1617. The Buenos Aires Province belonged to the following confederations (in chronological order): the Spanish Peruvian viceroyalty (the province was then called Province of Rio de la Plata), the viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata, the Argentine Confederacy, the State of Buenos Aires, and finally the Argentine Republic, also known today as Argentina. Throughout this dynamic history, the Catholic Church retained a prominent place in the affairs of the Province’s citizens. As of the late 20th century, an estimated 92 percent of the population was nominally Roman Catholic.

General Information About Church Records

Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since 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.

Church records are the most important records 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.

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).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Birth recordsusually contain the following information:

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

Marriage recordsusually contain the following information:

  • 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
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Parents place of residence
  • Witnesses

Death recordsusually contain the following information:

  • 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 Do I Search the Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, as well as where they lived, and an estimated event date. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To browse this collection by image:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

What Do I Do Next?

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

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

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

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

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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 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.


Citing This Collection

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.

Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Buenos Aires, registros parroquiales, 1635-1981." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.