Argentina Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Location of Argentina|
|Title in the Language:||Bautismos de Argentina|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This Collection includes records from 1645 to 1930 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.
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Reading These Records
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- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Baptism Records may include the following information:
- Name of child
- Name of parents
- Birth date
- Place and date of baptism
Children were generally baptized within a few days of birth. If the child died within a few days of baptism, the death information may also be included.
Sample of indexed information
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Argentina Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records
How Do I Search This Collection?
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Argentina.
Citing This Collection
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