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Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Chaco, Argentina  
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection of church records includes baptisms, marriages and confirmations for the parishes of Santa Margarita and San Fernando Rey in the cities of Las Palmas and Resistencia in the Chaco Province of Argentina from 1882 to 1955.
  
== Record Description  ==
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Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
  
This Collection will include records from 1882 to 1955.<br>
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
This collection of church records includes baptisms, marriages and confirmations for the parishes of Santa Margarita and San Fernando Rey in the cities of Las Palmas and Resistencia in the Chaco Province of Argentina.
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'''General Information About Church Records'''
  
Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Catholic Church parish registers are the major records available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1930. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For genealogical purposes, the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.  
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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 currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1974180/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.
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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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Civil_Registration Argentina Civil Registration] (Registro Civil).
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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955
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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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== Collection Content ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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=== Sample Images ===
 
 
[[Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content ==
 
  
 
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Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
 
Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record  
 
Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record  
Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
 
 
Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record  
 
Image:Argentina, chaco, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record  
 
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</gallery>  
  
'''Birth records usually include the following information:'''
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
  
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'''Baptism records''' usually include the following information:
 
*Place of the event  
 
*Place of the event  
*Date of the event
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*Date of the baptism
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*Dat of birth
 
*Name of principal  
 
*Name of principal  
 
*Principal’s birth date  
 
*Principal’s birth date  
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*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
 
*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  
'''Marriage records usually include the following:'''  
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'''Confirmation records''' usually include the following information:  
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*Name of the individual
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*Parents' names
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*Date and place of confirmation
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*Godparents
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Place of the event  
 
*Place of the event  
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents
  
'''Confirmation records usually include the following information:'''
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
*Name of the individual
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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 and age, and family relationships. 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. <br>
*Parents' names
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*Date and place of confirmation
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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/1974180/waypoints Browse Page]:'''
*Godparents
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<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.
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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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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
'''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 ''“City or Town”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Parish”'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''“Record Type and Years”'' category which takes you to the images.
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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.  Keep in mind:
  
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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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*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.
  
'''For example:'''
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===I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?===
  
 
*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.  
 
*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 birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*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 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 or military 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.  
 
*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:'''
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
 
*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.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
  
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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.  
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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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.  
 
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<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, Chaco, 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  ==
 
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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== Citing This Collection  ==
*[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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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> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Chaco, registros parroquiales, 1882-1955." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Chaco (Catholic Church parishes, Chaco). }}
  
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
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<br> '''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image_Citation_Link
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.
 
 
 
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  ===
 
 
 
“Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11665-98404-57?cc=1974180&amp;wc=13738574: accessed 10 July, 2012), Resistencia &gt; San Fernando Rey &gt; Bautismos 1916 &gt; Image 600 of 727 images, Pedro Meza, 1916; citing Parroquia de San Fernando, Chaco, Argentina.
 

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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1882-1955
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Chaco, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes, Chaco


What Is in the Collection?

This collection of church records includes baptisms, marriages and confirmations for the parishes of Santa Margarita and San Fernando Rey in the cities of Las Palmas and Resistencia in the Chaco Province of Argentina from 1882 to 1955.

Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

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

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).

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Chaco, Catholic Church Records, 1882-1955.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Baptism records usually include the following information:

  • Place of the event
  • Date of the baptism
  • Dat of birth
  • Name of principal
  • Principal’s birth date
  • Legitimacy
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s place of origin and age
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s place of origin and age
  • Parents' residence
  • Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  • Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name of the individual
  • Parents' names
  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Place of the event
  • Date of the event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s civil status, race, and age
  • Groom’s birthplace
  • Groom’s place and date of baptism
  • Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s civil status, race, and age
  • Bride’s birthplace
  • Bride’s place and date of baptism
  • Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

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, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse 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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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. Keep in mind:

  • 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.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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 death date or age along with the place of death to find birth 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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, Chaco, registros parroquiales, 1882-1955." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Chaco (Catholic Church parishes, Chaco).


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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, Chaco, Catholi...Church Records, 1882-1955.


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