Argentina Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1645-1930
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Bautismos de Argentina
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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 or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptism Records usually 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.

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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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  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

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

What Do I Do Next?

  • It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Research Log that you can download and use.

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 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.
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Argentina Land Property records.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 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.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Or try expanding the date range; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth.
  • 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. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.

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Collection Citation

"Argentina, Baptisms,1645-1930." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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