Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Ciudad de San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
These records are in Spanish. 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.
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Baptism records usually include the following information:
- Date of baptism
- Place of baptism
- Child's name
- Parents' occupation
Confirmation records usually include the following information:
- Name, age and gender of the child
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 records usually include the following information:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of the deceased
- Age of deceased
- Parents names
- Resting place
How to Use the Records
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial page
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” category which takes you to the images.
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.
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.
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.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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Digital copies of originals are housed in collections at several ecclesiastical archives:
- "Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.