Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983
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Entre Ríos, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1764-1983
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina
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What is in This Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1764 to 1983, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for cities in the province of Entre Ríos.

Reading These Records

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

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Entre Ríos, Catholic Church Records, 1764-1983.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptismal records

  • Baptism date and place
  • Name of child
  • The child's birth date
  • Parent's names and origin
  • Godparents

Confirmation records

  • Confirmation place and date
  • Name and age
  • Parent's names, age and legitimacy
  • Godparents

Marriage records

  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, origin and residence
  • Groom’s parents' names and origin
  • Name of bride
  • Bride's age, origin and residence
  • Bride's parents' names and origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
  • Names of godparents'

Death records

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Parent's names of deceased
  • Name of spouse if married

Collection Content

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

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Coverage Table

As of 28 June 2017 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:

City or Town City or Town City or Town City or Town City or Town City or Town
Cerrito Chajari Colón Concordia Crespo Diamante
Federación Federal Gualeguay Gualeguaychú La Paz Lucas González
Nogoyá Paraná Puerto Yeruá Rosario del Tala San José San José de Feliciano
San Justo Valle María Victoria Villa Elisa Villaguay Villa Uranga (Villa Giordani)
Villa Urquiza

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

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

View the Images

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  1. Select City or Town
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the 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 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 person 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 the census records
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • 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?

  • In 1886 the government of Argentina 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). 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 variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of 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
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or Argentina Emigration records
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added
  • If you get stuck and can’t 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. The majority 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.

Research Helps

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

Known Issues With This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Argentina, Entre Ríos, registros parroquiales, 1764-1983." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 1 December 2017. Parroquias Católicas (Catholic Church parishes), Entre Ríos.
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