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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
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This collection of church records for the period of 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Mendoza.
  
== Record Description ==
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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.
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Godoy Cruz, Junín, La Consulta, La Paz, Las Heras, Lavalle, Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Malargüe, Malargüe y Villa Atuel, Mendoza, Rivadavia, San Martín, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Tunuyán, Tupungato and Villa Nueva in the province of Mendoza.  
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Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.  
  
The parishes included in the collection are San Vicente Ferrer, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Carlos Borromeo, San José, San Miguel Arcángel, Nuestra Señora de Luján, Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Inmaculada Concepción, Catedral Nuestra Señora de Loreto, San Nicolás de Tolentino, San Isidro Labrador, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Rafael Arcángel, Santa Rosa de Lima, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora del Socorro and Sagrada Familia.  
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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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=== Reading These Records === 
  
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/1974189/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, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
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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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}  
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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The information in these records usually include the following:
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{| border="1"
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Baptismal and confirmation records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Death records'''
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| Date of the event
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| Date and place of marriage
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|Parish place and date of event
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| Place of event
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| Names of groom
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|Name of deceased
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|Name of child
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| Groom’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy
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| Age and civil status of deceased
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|Legitimacy
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|Parents’ names and residence
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|Date of death
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| Birth date of child
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|Name of bride
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| Cause of death
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| Gender of child
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| Bride’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy
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|Parents’ names and origin
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|Parents’ names and residence
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|Parish of residence
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|Names and age of witnesses
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|Godparents’ names
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== Record Content  ==
 
  
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== Collection Contents ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr, marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr,death.jpg|Death
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Image:Argentina, mendoza, ccr,death.jpg|Death Record
 
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'''Baptismal and confirmation records usually include the following information:'''
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===Coverage Table===
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As of 19 of June 2017,  this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:
  
*Date of the event
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{| border="1"
*Place of event
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*Name of child
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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
*Birth date of child
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*Gender of child
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|Godoy Cruz
*Parents' names and origin
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|San Vicente Ferrer
*Parish of residence
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*Godparents' names
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|Junín
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|La Consulta
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|San Carlos Borromeo
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|La Paz
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|San José
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|Las Heras
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|San Miguel Arcángel
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|La Valle
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Luján de Cuyo
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|Nuestra Señora de Luján
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|Maipú
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|Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
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|Malargüe
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Malargüe y Villa Atuel
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|Inmaculada Concepción and Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Mendoza
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|Catedral Nuestra Señora de Loreto and San Nicolás de Tolentino
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|Rivadavia
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|San Isidro Labrador
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|San Martín
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|Nuestra Señora de Carmen
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|San Rafael
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|San Rafael Arcángel
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|Santa Rosa
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|Santa Rosa de Lima
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|Tunuyán
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|Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|Tupungato
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|Nuestra Señora del Socorro
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|Villa Nueva
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|Sagrada Familia
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|}
  
'''Marriage records usually include the following information:'''
 
  
*Date and place of marriage
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
*Name of groom
 
*Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and legitimacy
 
*Parents’ names and residence
 
*Name of bride
 
*Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and legitimacy
 
*Parents’ names and residence
 
*Names and age of witnesses
 
  
'''Death records usually include the following information:'''  
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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=== Search The Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974189 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
  
*Parish place and date of event
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=== View The Images ===
*Name of deceased
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View images in this collection by visiting the
*Age and civil status of deceased
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1974189/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
*Date of death
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# Select '''City or Town'''
*Cause of death
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the marriage record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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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]]
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br><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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br>
  
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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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
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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:
  
*The place where the event occurred
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
*The name and surname of the person
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
*The approximate date of the event
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
 
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
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.  
 
  
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:
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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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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*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. Transcription errors could also occur in any handwritten record. And it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
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* If you get stuck and can’t read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through [https://www.facebook.com/HispanicGenealogy Hispanic Genealogy Research] community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.
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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>
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Mendoza 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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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974189 Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
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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, Mendoza, registros parroquiales, 1665-1975." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Mendoza [Catholic Church parishes, Mendoza].}}<br><br>
*[http://www.arquimendoza.org.ar/arquidiocesis.php Arquidiócesis&nbsp;de Mendoza]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}} “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 

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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1665-1975
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Provincia de Mendoza, 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 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Mendoza.

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).

Reading These Records

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


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptismal and confirmation records Marriage records Death records
Date of the event Date and place of marriage Parish place and date of event
Place of event Names of groom Name of deceased
Name of child Groom’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy Age and civil status of deceased
Legitimacy Parents’ names and residence Date of death
Birth date of child Name of bride Cause of death
Gender of child Bride’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy
Parents’ names and origin Parents’ names and residence
Parish of residence Names and age of witnesses
Godparents’ names


Collection Contents

Sample Images

Coverage Table

As of 19 of June 2017, this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:

City or Town Parish
Godoy Cruz San Vicente Ferrer
Junín Nuestra Señora del Rosario
La Consulta San Carlos Borromeo
La Paz San José
Las Heras San Miguel Arcángel
La Valle Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Luján de Cuyo Nuestra Señora de Luján
Maipú Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Malargüe Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Malargüe y Villa Atuel Inmaculada Concepción and Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Mendoza Catedral Nuestra Señora de Loreto and San Nicolás de Tolentino
Rivadavia San Isidro Labrador
San Martín Nuestra Señora de Carmen
San Rafael San Rafael Arcángel
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa de Lima
Tunuyán Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Tupungato Nuestra Señora del Socorro
Villa Nueva Sagrada Familia


How Do I Search the Collection?

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

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

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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:

  • 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
  • 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. Transcription errors could also occur in any handwritten record. And it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • If you get stuck and can’t read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through Hispanic Genealogy Research community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Mendoza, registros parroquiales, 1665-1975." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Mendoza [Catholic Church parishes, Mendoza].

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