Chile Church Directories

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Church directories contain lists of clergy, diocese, and church boundaries; and they provide various uses for genealogical research.

  • The give a list of the churches with a diocese and many of them also give a list of all the towns found within a parochial jurisdiction. This information helps you understand if the place where your ancestors lived pertained to a church boundary.
  • Also, at times they give the dates of the oldest records saved in the churches.
  • It can contain historical information of each church.
  • The group of churches concerned with a diocese and what pertains; for instance, it is easy to determine which church boundary that is near the others.
  • They give the complete address of the churches the diocese to which they belong.

Google Books has a digitized version of the 1895 La provincia eclesiastica Chilena. The guide provides parishes for each dioceses for the country along with their histories.

The Family History Library has copies of the Catholic Church directory for several years, but the latest were published in 1993. Finally, you will need certain information, such as the name of the Priest, to obtain the original. The address and the histories of the churches appear to be valid. Following are examples of the church directories:

  • Guía parraquial de Chile, 1959. Santiago, Chile: Talleres "Claret," 1959. (FHL libro 983 K24g.)
  • Guía de la iglesia en Chile, 1993. Santiago, Chile: CENCOSEP, 1992. (FHL libro 983 K241 1993.)

Other church directories are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under the subtitles that are given below:



DIRECTORIES [Guías de Iglesias]