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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974196 |title=Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975|location=Argentina}}<br>
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[[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]]
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[[Santa Fe, Argentina Genealogy|Santa Fe]]
  
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|title=Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975
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| LOC_01 =Santa Fe
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1634
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| end_year = 1975
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| language = Spanish
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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Argentina Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[Argentina Church History]]
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| FS_URL_03 =[[Province of Santa Fe Maps]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Province of Santa Fe History]]
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| FS_URL_05 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Argentina,+Santa+Fe%22 FamilySearch Library Catalog Place Santa Fe Argentina]
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| FS_URL_06 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3AArgentina,%20%2Bkeywords%3ASanta%20%2Bkeywords%3AFe FamilySearch Library Catalog Keyword Santa Fe Argentina]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/drosa.html Archdiocese Rosario (Santa Fe)]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://delrosario.org.ar/ Official Website Archdiocese Rosario (Santa Fe)]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/inicio/index.php Interior Ministry]
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'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina'''
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe province.
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Santa Fe, 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.
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Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.
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In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Civil_Registration Argentina Civil Registration] (Registro Civil).
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===To Browse this Collection===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR2.JPG|Birth
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Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
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Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, death.jpg|Death
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===Coverage Table===
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe province.
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As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:
  
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''City or Town'''
 
! align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Parish'''
 
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| Alcorta
 
| Santa Rosa
 
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| Armstrong
 
| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
 
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| Arroyo Seco
 
| Asunción de la Santísima Virgen
 
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| Carcarañá
 
| Nuestra Señora del Pilar
 
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| Carlos Pellegrini
 
| San Agustín
 
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| Carmen
 
| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
 
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| Casilda
 
| San Pedro Apóstol
 
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| Cañada de Gómez
 
| San Pedro Apóstol
 
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| Chabás
 
| San José
 
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| Colonia Belgrano
 
| San Roque
 
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| Colonia Dolores
 
| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
 
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| Coronda
 
| San Jerónimo
 
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| Díaz
 
| Santa Rosa
 
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| El Trébol
 
| San Lorenzo Mártir
 
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| Elortondo
 
| Santa Isabel
 
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| Emilia
 
| Virgen Niña
 
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| Esperanza
 
| Natividad de la Santísima Virgen
 
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| Franck
 
| Nuestra Señora del Rosario
 
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| Gessler
 
| Santa Ana
 
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| Gálvez
 
| Santa Margarita
 
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| Helvecia
 
| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
 
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| Humboldt
 
| Inmaculada Concepción
 
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| Irigoyen
 
| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
 
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| Las Rosas
 
| Santa Rosa de Lima
 
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| Llambí Campbell
 
| Santísima Trinidad
 
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| Mariano Saavedra
 
| Santa Clara
 
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| Matilde
 
| Santa Matilde
 
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| Melincué
 
| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
 
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| Montes de Oca
 
| Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
 
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| Máximo Paz
 
| San Miguel
 
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| Pilar
 
| Nuestra Señora del Pilar
 
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| Progreso
 
| Inmaculada Concepción
 
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| Providencia
 
| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
 
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| Roldán
 
| San José
 
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| Rosario
 
| Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San José, Santa Rosa de Lima
 
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| Sa Pereira
 
| Santa Rosa
 
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| San Agustín
 
| San Agustín
 
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| San Carlos Centro
 
| San Carlos Borromeo
 
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| San Carlos Norte
 
| Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
 
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| San Genaro Norte
 
| San Genaro
 
 
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| San Gregorio
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| San Gregorio
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| San Javier
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|Alcorta
| San Francisco Javier
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|Armstrong
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|Arroyo Seco
 
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| San Jerónimo Norte
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|Cañada de Gómez
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|Carcarañá
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|Carlos Pellegrini
 
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| San Jorge
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|Carmen
| San Jorge
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|Casilda
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|Chabás
 
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| San José de la Esquina
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|Colonia Belgrano
| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|Colonia Dolores
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|Coronda
 
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| San José del Rincón
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|Díaz
| Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|Elortondo
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|El Trébol
 
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| San Justo
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|Emilia
| Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|Esperanza
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|Franck
 
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| San Lorenzo
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|Gálvez
| San Lorenzo Mártir
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|Gessler
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|Helvecia
 
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| San Martín Norte
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|Humboldt
| Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
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|Irigoyen
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|Las Rosas
 
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| San Martín de las Escobas
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|Llambí Campbell
| San Martín de Tours
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|Mariano Saavedra
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|Matilde
 
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| San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
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|Máximo Paz
| San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
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|Melincué
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|Montes de Oca
 
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| Santa Clara de Buena Vista
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|Pilar
| Santa Clara
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|Progreso
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|Providencia
 
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| Santa Fe
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|Roldán
| Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe, Catedral Todos los Santos, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan Bautista
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|Rosario
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|San Agustín
 
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| Santa Rosa de Calchines
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|San Carlos Centro
| Santa Rosa de Lima
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|San Carlos Norte
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|San Genaro Norte
 
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| Santo Tomé
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|San Gregorio
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|San Javier
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|San Jerónimo Norte
 
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| Sarmiento
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|San Jorge
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|San José de la Esquina
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|San José del Rincón
 
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| Sastre
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|San Justo
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|San Lorenzo
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|San Martín de las Escobas
 
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| Serodino
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|San Martín Norte
| San José
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|San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
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|Santa Clara de Buena Vista
 
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| Teodelina
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|Santa Fe
| Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
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|Santa Rosa de Calchines
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|Santo Tomé
 
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| Totoras
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|Sa Pereira
| Santa Teresa
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|Sarmiento
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|Sastre
 
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| Venado Tuerto
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|Serodino
| Inmaculada Concepción
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|Teodelina
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|Totoras
 
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| Villa Constitución  
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|Venado Tuerto
| San Pablo Apóstol
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|Villa Constitución  
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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/1974196/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 
 
=== 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>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
 
 
 
 
 
[[Argentina, Santa Fe 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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR2.JPG|Birth
 
Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
 
Image:Argentina, Santa Fe, CCR.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Argentina, santa fe, ccr, death.jpg|Death
 
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'''These baptismal records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence
 
*Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence
  
'''These confirmation records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Confirmation records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Name and age  
 
*Name and age  
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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 of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents
  
'''These death records usually include the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of deceased, age and residence  
 
*Name of deceased, age and residence  
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*Witnesses' names,age and residence
 
*Witnesses' names,age and residence
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''  
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'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''  
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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*The place where the event occurred
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*The first name of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974196 Collection Page]:'''
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<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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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/1974196/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.  
  
'''To search the images one by one you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''"Cuidad 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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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.
  
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 Help Reading These Records  ===
  
<br>'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
*The place where the event occurred
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*The name and surname of the person
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
*The approximate date of the event
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
*The name of the parents or spouse
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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.  
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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:
  
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.  
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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? ===
 
 
*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  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Santa Fe 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.<br>
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*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Argentina|munos]]
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]  
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Argentina-Santa-Fe-Catholic-Church-Records-1634-1975-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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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 Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Santa Fe [Catholic Church parishes, Santa Fe].}}
  
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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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” index and 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 Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Santa Fe, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1634-1975
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes


What is in the Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe 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).

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975.

Collection Content

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Coverage Table

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

City or Town City or Town City or Town
Alcorta Armstrong Arroyo Seco
Cañada de Gómez Carcarañá Carlos Pellegrini
Carmen Casilda Chabás
Colonia Belgrano Colonia Dolores Coronda
Díaz Elortondo El Trébol
Emilia Esperanza Franck
Gálvez Gessler Helvecia
Humboldt Irigoyen Las Rosas
Llambí Campbell Mariano Saavedra Matilde
Máximo Paz Melincué Montes de Oca
Pilar Progreso Providencia
Roldán Rosario San Agustín
San Carlos Centro San Carlos Norte San Genaro Norte
San Gregorio San Javier San Jerónimo Norte
San Jorge San José de la Esquina San José del Rincón
San Justo San Lorenzo San Martín de las Escobas
San Martín Norte San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores Santa Clara de Buena Vista
Santa Fe Santa Rosa de Calchines Santo Tomé
Sa Pereira Sarmiento Sastre
Serodino Teodelina Totoras
Venado Tuerto Villa Constitución

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
  • Parents' names, age, origin, and residence
  • Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name and age
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

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

Death records usually include the following information:

  • Name of deceased, age and residence
  • Parish
  • Place and date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Witnesses' names,age and residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The first name of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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 Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Santa Fe [Catholic Church parishes, Santa Fe].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975.

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 Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975.


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