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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.
  
This collection of Catholic Church parish records includes the years 1754-1981.
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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. These records are written in Spanish.
 
 
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.  
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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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For a list of records by regions known as department currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1922527/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
 
=== 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.  
 
  
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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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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== Collection Content  ==
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===Sample Images===
 
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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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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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'''Baptismal records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Godparents’ names
 
*Godparents’ names
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names of officiant at marriage
 
*Names of officiant at marriage
  
'''These burial/death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Burial/death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
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*Burial place
 
*Burial place
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, as well as where they lived, and an estimated event date. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
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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Search the collection by image 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.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527 Collection Page]:'''<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/1922527/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br> To browse the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Department" category <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.<br>
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'''For Help Reading These Records'''
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These records are in Spanish or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
{{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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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 birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census 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.
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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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*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.
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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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*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpy.html Catholic Church Hierarchy in Paraguay]
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What? ===
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Search the records of nearby localities.<br><br>
  
*[[Paraguay]]
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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 2016. }}
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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 Type: Church
Collection years: 1754-2015
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Title in the Language: Paraguay, registros parroquiales, 1754-2015
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains Catholic Church parish records for the years 1754-2015.

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. These records are written in Spanish.

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.

For a list of records by regions known as department currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, as well as where they lived, and an estimated event date. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the collection by image 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.

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 the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Department" category
⇒Select the "City or Town" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish or Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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 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 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.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

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Known Issues with This Collection

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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 2016.


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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