Argentina Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Argentina Baptisms,1645-1930
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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.

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.

Collection Content

Sample of indexed information

Juan Manuel Acosta Argentina Baptisms
Name Juan Manuel Acosta
Gender Male
Christening Date 28 Jun 1817
Christening Place Las Rosas, Santa Fe, Argentina
Father's Name Mariano Acosta
Mother's Name Maria Jacinta Sotomayor

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  • Estimated birth year

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  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Check for variations of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try searching based on how the name may have been pronounced
  • Consult the Argentina Record Finder to find other 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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