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== Why Should I Look at This Collection? ==
 
== Why Should I Look at This Collection? ==
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.  
 
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.  
 
Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.
 
 
 
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).
 
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).
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
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== What is in This Collection?==
 
== What is in This Collection?==
 
This collection of church records includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records for the Catamarca Province for the years 1724 to 1971. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  
 
This collection of church records includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records for the Catamarca Province for the years 1724 to 1971. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  
 
 
=== Reading These Records ===   
 
=== Reading These Records ===   
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:  
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]  
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-spanish-documents-pages/sp-overview(english) BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]  
 
*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:  
 
*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/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]  
 
**[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:  
 
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
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
The following information may be found in these records:  
 
The following information may be found in these records:  
 
 
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*Civil status of parents
 
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Baptism 004003219 00200.jpg|1784 Baptism Record
 
Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Baptism 004003219 00200.jpg|1784 Baptism Record
Image:Argentina, catamarca, ccr, confirmation.jpg|1926 Confirmation Record
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca 1887 Confirmation DGS 4583247 image 239.jpg|1887 Confirmation Record
 
Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Marriage 1875 004596383 00007.jpg|1875 Marriage Record
 
Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Marriage 1875 004596383 00007.jpg|1875 Marriage Record
Image:Argentina, Catamarca, Death.jpg|1920 Death Record
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Image:Argentina, Catamarca Church Record Death 1901 DGS 4596882 image 100.jpg|1901 Death Record
 
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{{Tip|Don’t overlook important information found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
 
 
 
 
=== Coverage Table ===
 
=== Coverage Table ===
 
 
As of 14 February 2018 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:
 
As of 14 February 2018 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:
 
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
 
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Identifying information such as residence
 
*Identifying information such as residence
 
*Estimated marriage or birth year
 
*Estimated marriage or birth year
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
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# Select '''City or Town'''
 
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# Select '''Parish'''
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974178 Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974178 Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971]. 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? ===
 
=== 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]].
 
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? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Add any new information to your records
 
*Add any new information to your records
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Military_Records military records]
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Military_Records military records]
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
 
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*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   
 
*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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**[https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Investigación Genealógica en Argentina] is another FamilySearch research community page on Facebook where you can post questions and upload images of documents. Most of the posts on this page are in Spanish but you are welcome to post on the page in English. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed
 
**[https://www.facebook.com/familysearch.argentina Investigación Genealógica en Argentina] is another FamilySearch research community page on Facebook where you can post questions and upload images of documents. Most of the posts on this page are in Spanish but you are welcome to post on the page in English. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed
 
*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records
 
*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].
 
* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
== 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.  
 
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.  
 
 
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
 
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Catamarca, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1724-1971
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina
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Parroquias Católicas, Catamarca (Catholic Church parishes, Catamarca)


Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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 Argentina Civil Registration (Registro Civil).

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of church records includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records for the Catamarca Province for the years 1724 to 1971. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Catamarca, Cat...Church Records, 1724-1971.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Spouse and marriage date
  • Parents' names and place of residence
  • Godparents' names and place residence

Confirmation Records

  • Date and place of confirmation
  • Name of individual
  • Parents' names
  • Gender
  • Godparents

Marriage Records

  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Declaring witnesses' name, civil status and residence
  • Groom’s name, civil status and age
  • Groom's parents' names and civil status
  • Bride's name, age and civil status
  • Bride's parents' names and their residence
  • Witnesses' names, civil status and residence

Death Records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Names of Parents
  • Civil status of parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Argentina Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 14 February 2018 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:

City or Town City or Town City or Town
Ancasti Andalgalá Belén
Catamarca Chumbicha La Merced
Recreo San José Santa María
Saujil Tinogasta

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select City or Town
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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 research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse 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 Argentina Census records
  • 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
  • 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names or Spanish name abbreviations
  • Also, immigration/emigration records can be useful to find ancestors
  • 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
  • If you are unable to read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through these resources:
    • Hispanic Genealogy Research community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed
    • Investigación Genealógica en Argentina is another FamilySearch research community page on Facebook where you can post questions and upload images of documents. Most of the posts on this page are in Spanish but you are welcome to post on the page in English. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Argentina.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.