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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina'''  
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This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps
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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 Description  ==
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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.
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.
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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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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/1974195/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Collection Content ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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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Image:Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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===Coverage Table===
| text =Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.}}
 
  
[[Argentina, Santa Cruz 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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This collection includes records from the following location:
  
== Record Content  ==
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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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|'''Río Gallegos'''
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|Nuestra Señora de Luján
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|Baptism
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|1886-1923
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|Index of Baptisms
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|Death
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|Index of Marriages
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|1886-1964
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
'''These baptismal records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Baptism.jpg]]
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'''Baptism records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
 
*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  
'''These marriage records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Marriage.jpg]]
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
 
*Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
  
'''These death records usually include the following information:'''[[Image:Santa Cruz Death.jpg|thumb|right|Santa Cruz Death.jpg]]
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
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*Witness' names, age and residence
 
*Witness' names, age and residence
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
'''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 “Ciudad o Pueblo” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parroquia” category<br>⇒ Select the “Tipo de Registro y Años” category which takes you to the images.  
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’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.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1974195/waypoints Browse Page]:'''
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<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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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[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.
  
'''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.  
 
*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.  
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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.  
*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.  
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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.  
 
*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? ===
 
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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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
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*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>
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
 
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
 
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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, Santa Cruz, registros parroquiales, 1886-1964." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Buenos Aires [Catholic Church parishes, Buenos Aires].}}
  
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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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“Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: 3 April 2012), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964 &gt; Río Gallegos &gt; Nuestra Señora de Luján &gt; Bautismos 1909-1923 &gt; Image 25 of 580 Images, Clementina Pena, 6 September 1910; citing Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1886-1964
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes


What is in the Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.

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).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

This collection includes records from the following location:

City or Town Parish Record Type Year Range
Río Gallegos Nuestra Señora de Luján Baptism 1886-1923
Index of Baptisms 1886-1949
Death 1886-1946
Marriage 1886-1949
Index of Marriages 1886-1964

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Baptism records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Child's place of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s origin, age, occuption, religion and literacy
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s origin, age, occupation and religion
  • Parents' residence
  • Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
  • Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Parish place and date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Age and gender of deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of death and time
  • Cause of death
  • Residence of deceased
  • Religion, race and occupation of deceased
  • Witness' names, age and residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years” 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

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, 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.
  • 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 information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Argentina Civil Registration for further information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Santa Cruz, registros parroquiales, 1886-1964." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Buenos Aires [Catholic Church parishes, Buenos Aires].

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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

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