Argentina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Argentina Marriages, 1722-1911 .
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|Record Type:||Marriage Certificate|
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in the Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1722 to 1911.
This Collection will include records from 1722 to 1911 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.
Early civil marriage entries simply contained the name of the bride and groom and the marriage date. Later more information was entered which may include the ages of the bride and groom, their occupations, civil status, and residence. The names of their parents and even grandparents were given at times along with the birth places for the bride and groom. In current civil marriage records even street addresses are given.
What Can This Collection Tell Me?
Marriage Records usually include the following information:
- Birth Date
- Birth Place
- Spouse's Name
- Spouse's Birth Date
- Spouse's Age
- Event Date
- Event Place
- Father's Name
- Mother's Name
- Spouse's Father's Name
- Spouse's Mother's Name
A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Argentina Marriages, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
- Family relationships
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
- Click Search to show possible matches.
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?
- If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate other church and civil records.
- It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile marriage entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents.
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born nearby.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name.
- Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical 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.
- There may be more than one person with the same name.
- You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
- Even though this is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
- 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.
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.
- "Argentina, Marriages, 1722-1911." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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