Argentina Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1645-1930
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Bautismos de Argentina
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Genealogical Society of Utah

What is in the Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1645 to 1930 for the country of Argentina. The earliest vital records in Argentina were made by the churches. In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records. Even though the law was passed in 1886 most of the provinces started keeping records at different times. Most had the system going by 1900.

This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Children were generally baptized within a few days of birth. Baptismal records usually give the place and date of baptism and birth, infant's name and parents' names. If the child died within a few days of baptism, the death information may also be included.

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Argentina Baptisms, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Collection Contents

Baptism Records usually include the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Birth date
  • Place and date of baptism

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Baptisms,1645-1930." Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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 Baptisms,1645-1930.

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