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Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-2000
This article describes a collection of records at
Corrientes, Argentina
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Location of Corrientes, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil
Collection years: 1880-2000
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Argentina, Corrientes, Registro Civil, 1880-2000
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Related Websites
General Archive of the Province of Corrientes, Argentina

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

These records were created by the Civil Registration offices from the province of Corrientes, Argentina. These are records of births, marriages, and deaths, and they are commonly referred to as "vital records" because they refer to critical events in a person's life. Civil registration (Registros Civiles) records are an excellent source for accurate information on names, dates, and places of births, marriages, and deaths.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

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

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of child
  • Gender of child
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Parent's names
  • Mother's estimated birth year
  • Father's estimated birth year


  • Names of groom and bride
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Bride's birth year
  • Groom's birth year
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage


  • Death Date
  • Age at time of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender of deceased
  • Name of parents
  • Name of spouse if marriage

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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

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’m 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description
  • 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
  • It was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or Spanish name abbreviations
  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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:
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