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| title_language = Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Chubut, Argentina
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| custodian =[http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/es/registro-nacional-de-cultos Catholic Church Parishes]parishes, Chubut, Argentina.
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== What is in This Collection ==
 
This collection of church records includes baptism, marriage and death records for the parish of María Auxiliadora in the city of Rawson in the Chubut Province of Argentina from 1884 to 1974.
When the city of Rawson was first founded, it was surrounded by agricultural colonies dominated by foreigners, especially Welsh immigrants. The city was built on both banks of the Chubut River, which flooded in 1895 and caused the church to be closed down for 14 months. Due to the shortage of jobs, the parish moved to the city of Trelew in 1973. This decision was unexpected and has since caused much controversy in Rawson.
Due to the shortage of jobs, the parish moved to the city of Trelew in 1973. This decision was unexpected and has since caused much controversy in Rawson.  Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  '''General Information About Church Records''' Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.
Church records are the most important records for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.
In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Civil_Registration Argentina Civil Registration] (Registro Civil).
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=== Reading These Records ===
 These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following guides:
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanishthe-spanish-documents-pages/en/welcome.aspx sp-overview(english) BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
 
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
=== Image Visibility ==={{Image Visibility}}===To Browse This Collection===
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 ==What Can These Records Tell Me?==The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Baptismal recordsBaptisms''' usually include the following information:  
*Date of event
*Place of event
*Names of godparents
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'''Marriage records Marriages'''usually include the following information:  
*Date of event
*Place of event
*Names of witnesses
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'''Death records (burials) Deaths'''usually include the following information:  
*Date of event
*Name of deceased
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== Collection Content ==
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
=== Sample 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.}}
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. 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.
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1974181|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
 
# Select '''City or Town'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
  {{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974181 Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}} 
=== 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. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 ===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?=== 
*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 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 the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See [[Argentina Civil Registration|Argentina 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
*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
 === Record Finder Research Helps ===Consult the The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]] to find other records* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
== Citing This Collection ==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 ;Collection Citation:"Argentina, Chubut, registros parroquiales, 1884-1974." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Chubut, Argentina. {{Collection_Published}}
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