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'''Paraguay. Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica'''
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection contains Catholic Church parish records for the years 1754-2015, which includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.  
 
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1754-1981.
 
 
 
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten in Spanish, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.  
 
  
 
Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.  
 
Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.  
 
Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.
 
  
 
The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.  
 
The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.  
  
For a list of records by department currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1922527/waypoints Browse].  
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Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.  
 
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=== Reading These Records ===
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
  
{{Collection citation
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Paraguay, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
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[[Paraguay, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015}}
  
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
Image:Paraguay, CCR, Baptism copy.JPG
 
Image:Paraguay, CCR, Marriage copy.JPG
 
Image:Paraguay, CCR, Death copy.jpg
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in baptisms may include:'''  
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'''Baptismal records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of baptism
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*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Name and gender of child  
 
*Name and gender of child  
*Child's birth date
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*Child's birth date  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Godparents’ names
 
*Godparents’ names
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in marriages may include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Names of the bride and groom  
*Date and place of marriage
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*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom's age, civil status, residence and origin  
 
*Groom's age, civil status, residence and origin  
*Names of groom's parents
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*Names of groom's parents  
*Bride's age, civil status, residence and origin
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*Bride's age, civil status, residence and origin  
*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of bride's parents  
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of officiant at marriage
 
*Names of officiant at marriage
  
'''Key genealogical facts found burials/deaths may include:'''  
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'''Burial/death records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Name of the deceased person  
 
*Name of the deceased person  
*Age, civil status and residence of deceased
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*Age, civil status and residence of deceased  
*Sometimes, the name of spouse, if married
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*Sometimes, the name of spouse, if married  
 
*Sometimes, names of parents  
 
*Sometimes, names of parents  
 
*Burial place
 
*Burial place
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Contents  ==
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===Sample Images===
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<gallery>
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Image:Paraguay, CCR, Baptism copy.JPG|Baptism Record
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Image:Paraguay, CCR, Marriage copy.JPG|Marriage Record
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Image:Paraguay, CCR, Death copy.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
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=== Coverage Table ===
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As of 14 December 2016 this collection included records from the following departments.
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{| class="wikitable" width="20%"
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! Department
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|Amambay
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|-
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|Caaguazú
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|-
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|Caazapá
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|Central
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|-
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|Concepción
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|-
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|Cordillera
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|-
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|Distrito Capital
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|-
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|Guairá
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|-
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|Itapúa
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|-
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|Misiones
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|-
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|Ñeembucú
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|-
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|Paraguarí
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|-
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|San Pedro
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|}
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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*Family relationships
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1922527/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''Department'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Departamento" category<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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{{Tip|Often additional  information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
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'''For Help Reading These Records'''
  
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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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Latin 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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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1922527 Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Paraguay, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. <br>
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpy.html Catholic Church Hierarchy in Paraguay]
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What? ===
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*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.
 +
*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 birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 +
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 +
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 +
*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 +
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 +
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 +
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 +
*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. 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What? ===
  
*[[Paraguay]]
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See [[Paraguay Civil Registration|Paraguay Civil Registration]] for further 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
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*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.
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br>
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Paraguay-Catholic-Church-Records-1754-1981-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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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==Citing this Collection==
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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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
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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{{Collection citation | text= "Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. }}
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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? ==
  
"Paraguay,Catholic Church Records 1754-1981," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 June 2012), Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-1981 &gt; Amambay &gt; Bella Vista &gt; Bella Vista &gt; Confirmaciones 1920 &gt; Image 20 of 103 images, Betrona Bernarda and Benito Alfon, 1920; citing Republica del Paraguay, Various Catholic Church parishes, Registros parroquiales, 1754-1981, Archibishopric of Asuncion (Arzobispado de Asuncion) Asuncion, Paraguay.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1754-2015
Language: Spanish
Title in the Language: Paraguay, registros parroquiales, 1754-2015
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains Catholic Church parish records for the years 1754-2015, which includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, and miscellaneous parish records covering localities for the country of Paraguay. The text of the records is handwritten, mostly in narrative form. In later years, the text was handwritten in formatted records.

Church registers are created by the priest in charge of the parish where the ordinance was performed. The original records are kept in a register in the local parish archive and a duplicate copy is usually sent to the corresponding diocese or archdiocese for archival preservation.

The priests were authorized and requested to create the registers in order to keep a record of all the sacramental ordinances, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, in the life of his parishioners. Before the civil registration was implemented in 1880, civil authorities used the church records as a civil documentation.

Catholic Church parish registers of birth, death, and marriage are the primary source and most reliable records for genealogical research in Paraguay. After 1880, it is recommended to also use the civil records.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Godparents’ names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's age, civil status, residence and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, residence and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Names of officiant at marriage

Burial/death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of the deceased person
  • Age, civil status and residence of deceased
  • Sometimes, the name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, names of parents
  • Burial place

Collection Contents

Sample Images

Coverage Table

As of 14 December 2016 this collection included records from the following departments.

Department
Amambay
Caaguazú
Caazapá
Central
Concepción
Cordillera
Distrito Capital
Guairá
Itapúa
Misiones
Ñeembucú
Paraguarí
San Pedro

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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 the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Department
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:

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?

  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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.
  • 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 birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • 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.

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

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Paraguay Civil Registration for further 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
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:

"Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.


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 Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015.


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