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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina
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Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for cities in the province of Entre Ríos.
  
These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for the cities of Cerrito, Crespo, Diamante, Gualeguay, Gualeguaychú, La Paz, Lucas González, Nogoyá, Paraná, Rosario del Tala, San José de Feliciano, San Justo, Valle María, Victoria, Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani), Villa Urquiza and Villaguay in the province of Entre Ríos.  
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The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de La Merced o San Cipriano, San José, San Antonio de Padua, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, San Lucas Evangelista, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Miguel Arcángel, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Aranzazú, San Francisco and Santa Rosa de Lima.  
  
The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de La Merced o San Cipriano, San José, San Antonio de Padua, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, San Lucas Evangelista, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Miguel Arcángel, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora de Aranzazú, San Francisco and Santa Rosa de Lima.  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
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/1974185/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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'''General Information About Church Records'''
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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.
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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.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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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.
  
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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).
Image:Argentina, Entre Rios, Birth.jpg|Baptism
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===To Browse this Collection===
Image:Argentina, entre rios, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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'''Baptismal records usually include the following informtion:'''
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Godparents
 
*Godparents
  
'''Confirmation records usually include the following informtion:'''
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'''Confirmation records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Confirmation place and date  
 
*Confirmation place and date  
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*Godparents
 
*Godparents
  
'''Marriage records usually include the following informtion:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents
  
'''Death records usually include the following informtion:'''
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
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*Parents' names of deceased
 
*Parents' names of deceased
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Argentina, Entre Rios, Birth.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Argentina, entre rios, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
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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:
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{| class="wikitable" width=20%
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!City or Town
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|Cerrito
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|Crespo
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|Diamante
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|Gualeguay
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|Gualeguaychú
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|La Paz
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|Lucas González
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|Nogoyá
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|Paraná
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|Rosario del Tala
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|San José de Feliciano
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|-
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|San Justo
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|Valle María
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|Victoria
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|Villaguay
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|Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani)
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|Villa Urquiza
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|}
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'''To browse this collection, you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection 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.
 
  
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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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
'''For example:'''
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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.
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974185 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.  
*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.
 
  
'''Keep in mind:'''
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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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/1974185/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<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.  
*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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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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{{Tip|Don’t overlook important information found in the margins of original records. For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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===For Help Reading these Records===
  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]] <br>
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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]
 
*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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:
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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.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?  ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*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 of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*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.
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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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*[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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*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
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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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.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br>
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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-Entre-R%C3%ADos-Catholic-Church-Records-1764-1983-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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1974185/waypoints Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983]
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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.
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Entre Ríos, registros parroquiales, 1764-1983." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Parroquias Católicas, Entre Ríos [Catholic Church parishes, Entre Ríos].}}<br><br>
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}  
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1764-1983
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Catholic Church Parishes


What is in the Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for cities in the province of Entre Ríos.

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

These records are written in Spanish; 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, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

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

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

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

Marriage records usually include the following information:

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

Death records usually include the following information:

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

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Coverage Table

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

City or Town
Cerrito
Crespo
Diamante
Gualeguay
Gualeguaychú
La Paz
Lucas González
Nogoyá
Paraná
Rosario del Tala
San José de Feliciano
San Justo
Valle María
Victoria
Villaguay
Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani)
Villa Urquiza


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.

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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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

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

For Help Reading these Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

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, 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 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.

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  • 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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