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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Ciudad de San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina'''
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This collection of church records for the period of 1727 to 1955 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths/burials for cities in the province of Tucumán.  
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This collection of church records for the period of 1727 to 1955 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Alderetes, Concepción, Cruz Alta, Famaillá, Graneros, Medinas, Monteros, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, Trancas, Villa Luján and Villa de Leales in the province of Tucumán.
 
 
 
The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Inmaculada Concepción, Santo Cristo, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de La Merced, Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación,San Joaquín and Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.  
 
  
 
The later records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Tucumán, which was created on February 15, 1897 from the Diocese of Salta, and later elevated to archdiocese on February 11, 1957. The earlier records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Salta, created on March 28, 1806 from the Diocese of Santiago del Estero, and had jurisdiction over a wide territory which currently is formed by different provinces including Tucumán. The records before 1806 were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Cordoba del Tucumán, which had jurisdiction over Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Jujuy.  
 
The later records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Tucumán, which was created on February 15, 1897 from the Diocese of Salta, and later elevated to archdiocese on February 11, 1957. The earlier records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Salta, created on March 28, 1806 from the Diocese of Santiago del Estero, and had jurisdiction over a wide territory which currently is formed by different provinces including Tucumán. The records before 1806 were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Cordoba del Tucumán, which had jurisdiction over Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Jujuy.  
  
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/1974199/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, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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'''General Information About Church Records'''
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Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.
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Church records are the most important records for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.  
  
Digital copies of originals are housed in collections at several ecclesiastical archives:  
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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_Browse_Link
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|title=Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955
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==What Can This Collection Tell Me?==
  
{{Collection citation
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The information in each record may vary by year.  
| text =Parishes in Tucuman City. Argentina, Tucuman, Catholic Church Records. Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Tucumán, Argentina. }}
 
 
 
[[Argentina, San Miguel de Tucumán City, 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:Tucuman Baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
Image:Argentina, tucuman, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation
 
Image:Tucuman Marriages.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Tucuman Death.jpg|Death
 
</gallery>
 
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most baptism records:'''  
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'''Baptism records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Place of baptism  
 
*Place of baptism  
*Child's name
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*Name
*Parents’names
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*Parents’ names
*Parents’nationality
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*Parents’ nationality
 
*Parents' occupation  
 
*Parents' occupation  
*Godparents’names
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*Godparents’ names
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most confirmation records:'''  
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'''Confirmation records''' usually include the following information:
  
*Name, age and gender of the child
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*Name, age, and gender  
*Parents  
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*Parents' names
*Godparents
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*Godparents' names
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
*Groom's age, nationality, occupation and race  
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*Groom's age, nationality, occupation, and race  
 
*Groom's parents' names  
 
*Groom's parents' names  
 
*Name of bride  
 
*Name of bride  
*Bride's age, nationality, occupation and race  
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*Bride's age, nationality, occupation, and race  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
 
*Witnesses' names and civil status  
 
*Witnesses' names and civil status  
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*Sometimes grandparents’ names
 
*Sometimes grandparents’ names
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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'''Death/burial records''' usually include the following information:
  
*Date of event
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*Date  
*Place of event
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*Place  
*Name of the deceased  
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*Name of the deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
 
*Age of deceased  
 
*Age of deceased  
*Parents names  
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*Parents' names  
*Resting place
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*Final resting place
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Tucuman Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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Image:Argentina, tucuman, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
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Image:Tucuman Marriages.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Tucuman Death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
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===Coverage Table===
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As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:
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{| border="1"
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''City or Town
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! align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" | '''Parish
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|Alderetes
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|Nuestra Señora del Rosario
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|Concepción
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|Inmaculada Concepción
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|Cruz Alta
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|Santo Cristo
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|Famaillá
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|Nuestra Señora del Carmen
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|Graneros
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|Nuestra Señora de La Merced
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|Medinas
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|Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación
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|-
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|Monteros
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|San Joaquín
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|San Miguel de Tucumán
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|Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
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|Tafí del Valle
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|Trancas
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|Villa de Leales
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|Villa Luján
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your 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.
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Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
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If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images, at the end or in individual folders. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
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''''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974199 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/1974199/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br> To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
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To learn more about using the information in these records, view these free video tutorials ('''Videos are in Spanish'''):
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latinoam%C3%A9rica%22 Latin America]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Spain%2C%20Latin%20America%2C%20Mexico%22 Spain, Latin America, &amp; Mexico]
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial 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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
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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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:
  
Catholic Church parish registers are the only record available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1889. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For later years the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records.
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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
  
To find the record of an ancestor, you need to know at least the place and approximate year of an event in your ancestor’s life. If indexes are available, it is suggested to check for the name there first.
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*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.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records [[Argentina Census]] [[Argentina, National Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] [[Argentina National Census, 1869 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records [[Argentina Civil Registration]].
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*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.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*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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*Use the marital status to identify previous marriages, that is, whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage.
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*Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.
  
*[http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/09/largest-argenti.html Genealogy Tree Database]
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.melickprofessionalgenealogists.com/regions/argentina/ Professional Genealogists]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records [[Argentina Emigration and Immigration]].
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*Civil records are also a good substitute when baptism, marriage, and burial records can’t be found or are unavailable [[Argentina Civil Registration]].<br><br>
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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:{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974199 Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*[[Argentina Church History|Argentina Church History]]
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]<br>
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection citation''':
  
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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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Tucumán [Catholic Church parishes, Tucumán].}}
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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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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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image 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? ==
  
Argentina, Tucaman, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955, digital images, from ''FamilySearch ''(http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 &gt; Concepción &gt; Inmaculada Concepción &gt; Bautismos 1919-1921 Image 300 of 485 Images, Lucio Alberto, 6 February 1921; citing Registros parroquiales, 1772-1930, Iglesia Católica, Inmaculada Concepción (Concepción, Tucumán), Archivo de la Arquidiócesis de Tucumán,FHL microfilm 1,082,463, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1727-1955
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Argentina, Tucumán, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica
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 1727 to 1955 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths/burials for cities in the province of Tucumán.

The later records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Tucumán, which was created on February 15, 1897 from the Diocese of Salta, and later elevated to archdiocese on February 11, 1957. The earlier records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Salta, created on March 28, 1806 from the Diocese of Santiago del Estero, and had jurisdiction over a wide territory which currently is formed by different provinces including Tucumán. The records before 1806 were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Cordoba del Tucumán, which had jurisdiction over Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Jujuy.

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, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955.

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The information in each record may vary by year.

Baptism records usually include the following information:

  • Date of baptism
  • Place of baptism
  • Name
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ nationality
  • Parents' occupation
  • Godparents’ names

Confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name, age, and gender
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom's age, nationality, occupation, and race
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride's age, nationality, occupation, and race
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnesses' names and civil status
  • Sometimes place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes grandparents’ names

Death/burial records usually include the following information:

  • Date
  • Place
  • Name of the deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Age of deceased
  • Parents' names
  • Final resting place

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:

City or Town Parish
Alderetes Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Concepción Inmaculada Concepción
Cruz Alta Santo Cristo
Famaillá Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Graneros Nuestra Señora de La Merced
Medinas Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación
Monteros San Joaquín
San Miguel de Tucumán Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Tafí del Valle
Trancas
Villa de Leales
Villa Luján


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.

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images, at the end or in individual folders. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

'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:
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. Keep in mind:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the 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 Argentina Census Argentina, National Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records) Argentina National Census, 1869 (FamilySearch Historical Records).
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Argentina Civil Registration.
  • 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 parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • 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.
  • Use the marital status to identify previous marriages, that is, whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage.
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.

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

  • 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.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records Argentina Emigration and Immigration.
  • Civil records are also a good substitute when baptism, marriage, and burial records can’t be found or are unavailable Argentina Civil Registration.

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, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Parroquias Católicas, Tucumán [Catholic Church parishes, Tucumán].

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, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955.


Image citation:

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