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|title=Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de la Provincia de La Rioja, Argentina
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Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de la Provincia de La Rioja, Argentina
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== What is in the Collection? ==
 
 
== Record Description ==
 
  
 
This collection of church records for the period of 1714 to 1970 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Aimogasta, Anillaco, Chilecito, Famatina, La Rioja, Olta, San Blas de los Sauces, Tama, Ulapes and Villa Unión in the province of La Rioja.  
 
This collection of church records for the period of 1714 to 1970 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Aimogasta, Anillaco, Chilecito, Famatina, La Rioja, Olta, San Blas de los Sauces, Tama, Ulapes and Villa Unión in the province of La Rioja.  
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The parishes contained in the collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, San Antonio, Corazón de Jesús, San Pedro, Convento de La Merced, San Nicolás de Bari, Virgen de la Candelaria, San Blas and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.  
 
The parishes contained in the collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, San Antonio, Corazón de Jesús, San Pedro, Convento de La Merced, San Nicolás de Bari, Virgen de la Candelaria, San Blas and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.  
  
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/1974188/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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.
  
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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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.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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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===
[[Argentina, La Rioja 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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== Record Content  ==
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
 
Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, death.jpg|Death
 
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'''These baptismal records usually include the following informtaion:'''
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Names of godparents
 
*Names of godparents
  
'''These confirmation records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Confirmation records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Godparents
 
*Godparents
  
'''These marriage records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These death records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
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*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images  ===
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Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Argentina, la rioja, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
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===Coverage Table===
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This collection contains records from the following locations:
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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" | '''Parish
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Record Type
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|'''Aimogasta'''
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|Catedral Inmaculada Concepción
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|Baptism
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|1736-1924
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|Confirmation
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|1861-1878, 1908-1914
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|-
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|Death
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|1783-1913
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|-
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|Marriage
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|1741-1783, 1785-1869, 1871-1940
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|'''Anillaco'''
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|San Antonio
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|Baptism
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|1862-1932
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|Confirmation
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|1878-1927
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|Death
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|1873-1954
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|Marriage
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|1881-1958
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|-
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|Death and Marriage
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|1862-1879
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|'''Chilecito'''
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|Corazón de Jesús
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|Baptism
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|1748-1864, 1870, 1873-1923
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|Confirmation
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|1861-1924
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|Death
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|1748-1864, 1871-1912
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|-
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|Marriage
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|1820-1930
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|Death and Marriage
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|1794-1816
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|'''Famatina'''
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|San Pedro
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|Baptism
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|1863-1928
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|Confirmation
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|1878-1929
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|-
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|Death
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|1875-1929
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|Marriage
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|1864-1960
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|'''La Rioja'''
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|Convento de La Merced
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|Ecclesiastical Documents
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|1737-1878
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|San Nicolás de Bari
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|Baptism
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|1740-1800, 1806-1921
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|Confirmation
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|1783-1922
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|-
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|Death
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|1736-1931
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|Marriage
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|1714-1928
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|'''Olta'''
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|Virgen de la Candelaria
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|Baptism
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|1879-1896, 1900-1922
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|Confirmation
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|1886-1929
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|Marriage
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|1879-1925
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|'''San Blas de los Sauces'''
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|San Blas
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|Marriage
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|1879-1925
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|'''Tama'''
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Baptism
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|1783-1914
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|Baptism, Marriage, Death
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|1734-1927
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|Marriage, Death
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|1783-1958
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|'''Ulapes'''
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Baptism
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|1847-1909
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|Confirmation
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|1861, 1897-1919
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|Death
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|1848-1900
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|Marriage
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|1851-1927
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|'''Villa Unión'''
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Baptism
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|1820-1924
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|Birth, Death
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|1776-1825
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|-
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|Confirmation
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|1861-1917
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|Death
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|1754-1825, 1861-1896
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|-
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|Marriage
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|1754-1938
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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 relative’s first name or 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 relative and that your relative 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 ''Browse through images'' on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the ''Ciudad o Pueblo'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''Parroquia'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''Tipo de Registro y Años'' which takes you to the images.
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'''Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974188 Collection Page]:'''<br>
  
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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
'''For example:'''  
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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/1974188/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>⇒ Select the "City or Town" category<br>⇒ Select the "Parish" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your relatives 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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{{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.}}
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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]]
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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.
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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  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, La Rioja 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.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
“Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12844-29669-35?cc=1974188&amp;wc=14046734: accessed 10 September, 2012), Ulapes &gt; Nuestra Señora del Rosario &gt; Bautismos 1894-1909 &gt; image 614 of 619 images, Maria Pia Aguirre, 1909; citing Parroquia de Ulappes, La Rioja, Argentina, Baptism. Ulapes, La Rioja, Argentina.
 

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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1714-1970
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de la Provincia de La Rioja, Argentina
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What is in the Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1714 to 1970 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Aimogasta, Anillaco, Chilecito, Famatina, La Rioja, Olta, San Blas de los Sauces, Tama, Ulapes and Villa Unión in the province of La Rioja.

The parishes contained in the collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, San Antonio, Corazón de Jesús, San Pedro, Convento de La Merced, San Nicolás de Bari, Virgen de la Candelaria, San Blas and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

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).

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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date and place of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Parent's origin and residence
  • Names of godparents

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Parents and legitimacy
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, civil status, nationality, occupation and residence
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, civil status, nationality and residence
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased and residence
  • Age of deceased
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Cause of death

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Coverage Table

This collection contains records from the following locations:

City or Town Parish Record Type Year Range
Aimogasta Catedral Inmaculada Concepción Baptism 1736-1924
Confirmation 1861-1878, 1908-1914
Death 1783-1913
Marriage 1741-1783, 1785-1869, 1871-1940
Anillaco San Antonio Baptism 1862-1932
Confirmation 1878-1927
Death 1873-1954
Marriage 1881-1958
Death and Marriage 1862-1879
Chilecito Corazón de Jesús Baptism 1748-1864, 1870, 1873-1923
Confirmation 1861-1924
Death 1748-1864, 1871-1912
Marriage 1820-1930
Death and Marriage 1794-1816
Famatina San Pedro Baptism 1863-1928
Confirmation 1878-1929
Death 1875-1929
Marriage 1864-1960
La Rioja Convento de La Merced Ecclesiastical Documents 1737-1878
San Nicolás de Bari Baptism 1740-1800, 1806-1921
Confirmation 1783-1922
Death 1736-1931
Marriage 1714-1928
Olta Virgen de la Candelaria Baptism 1879-1896, 1900-1922
Confirmation 1886-1929
Marriage 1879-1925
San Blas de los Sauces San Blas Marriage 1879-1925
Tama Nuestra Señora del Rosario Baptism 1783-1914
Baptism, Marriage, Death 1734-1927
Marriage, Death 1783-1958
Ulapes Nuestra Señora del Rosario Baptism 1847-1909
Confirmation 1861, 1897-1919
Death 1848-1900
Marriage 1851-1927
Villa Unión Nuestra Señora del Rosario Baptism 1820-1924
Birth, Death 1776-1825
Confirmation 1861-1917
Death 1754-1825, 1861-1896
Marriage 1754-1938


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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

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, La Rioja, registros parroquiales, 1714-1970" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, La Rioja [Catholic Church parishes, La Rioja].

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