Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina
These records are in Spanish. 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.
|City or Town||Parish|
|Armstrong||Nuestra Señora de La Merced|
|Arroyo Seco||Asunción de la Santísima Virgen|
|Carcarañá||Nuestra Señora del Pilar|
|Carlos Pellegrini||San Agustín|
|Carmen||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Casilda||San Pedro Apóstol|
|Cañada de Gómez||San Pedro Apóstol|
|Colonia Belgrano||San Roque|
|Colonia Dolores||Nuestra Señora de los Dolores|
|El Trébol||San Lorenzo Mártir|
|Esperanza||Natividad de la Santísima Virgen|
|Franck||Nuestra Señora del Rosario|
|Helvecia||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Irigoyen||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Las Rosas||Santa Rosa de Lima|
|Llambí Campbell||Santísima Trinidad|
|Mariano Saavedra||Santa Clara|
|Melincué||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Montes de Oca||Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes|
|Máximo Paz||San Miguel|
|Pilar||Nuestra Señora del Pilar|
|Providencia||Nuestra Señora de los Dolores|
|Rosario||Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San José, Santa Rosa de Lima|
|Sa Pereira||Santa Rosa|
|San Agustín||San Agustín|
|San Carlos Centro||San Carlos Borromeo|
|San Carlos Norte||Nuestra Señora de la Asunción|
|San Genaro Norte||San Genaro|
|San Gregorio||San Gregorio|
|San Javier||San Francisco Javier|
|San Jerónimo Norte||San Jerónimo|
|San Jorge||San Jorge|
|San José de la Esquina||Nuestra Señora de La Merced|
|San José del Rincón||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|San Justo||Nuestra Señora de La Merced|
|San Lorenzo||San Lorenzo Mártir|
|San Martín Norte||Nuestra Señora de los Dolores|
|San Martín de las Escobas||San Martín de Tours|
|San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores||San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores|
|Santa Clara de Buena Vista||Santa Clara|
|Santa Fe||Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe, Catedral Todos los Santos, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan Bautista|
|Santa Rosa de Calchines||Santa Rosa de Lima|
|Santo Tomé||Inmaculada Concepción|
|Sarmiento||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Sastre||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
|Teodelina||Sagrado Corazón de Jesús|
|Venado Tuerto||Inmaculada Concepción|
|Villa Constitución||San Pablo Apóstol|
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- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of child
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- Parents' names, age, origin, and residence
- Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence
Confirmation records usually include the following information:
- Name and age
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
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- 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
- Place and date of death
- Cause of death
- Witnesses' names,age and residence
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