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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica de la Provincia de La Rioja, Argentina
This collection of church records for the period of 1714 to 1970 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Aimogasta, Anillaco, Chilecito, Famatina, La Rioja, Olta, San Blas de los Sauces, Tama, Ulapes and Villa Unión in the province of La Rioja.
The parishes contained in the collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, San Antonio, Corazón de Jesús, San Pedro, Convento de La Merced, San Nicolás de Bari, Virgen de la Candelaria, San Blas and Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
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- "Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
These baptismal records usually include the following informtaion:
- Date and place of baptism
- Name of child
- Child's birth date and place of birth
- Parents' names
- Parent's origin and residence
- Names of godparents
These confirmation records usually include the following information:
- Parents and legitimacy
These marriage records usually include the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Name of groom
- Groom’s age, civil status, nationality, occupation and residence
- Groom's parents' names
- Name of bride
- Bride’s age, civil status, nationality and residence
- Bride's parents' names
- Names of witnesses
These death records usually include the following information:
- Date and place of death
- Name of deceased and residence
- Age of deceased
- Marital status
- Name of spouse
- Cause of death
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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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- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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“Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12844-29669-35?cc=1974188&wc=14046734: accessed 10 September, 2012), Ulapes > Nuestra Señora del Rosario > Bautismos 1894-1909 > image 614 of 619 images, Maria Pia Aguirre, 1909; citing Parroquia de Ulappes, La Rioja, Argentina, Baptism. Ulapes, La Rioja, Argentina.