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|-| align="center" style="background: rgb(238, 238, 238); font-family: verdana;" | '''Topics'''|-| alignHistory="left" style="background: rgb(249, 243, 253);" | *[[Province of La Rioja Archives In 1813 Cuyo's intendancy was created, and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] *[[Province General José de San Martín assumed the position of La Rioja Biography|Biography]] *[[Province governor, separating from the control of Córdoba, Mendoza, San Juan and San Luis, leaving La Rioja Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] *[[Province under the dependency of La Rioja Census|Census]] Córdoba.*[[Province There was a period of La Rioja Church Directories|Church Directories]] *[[Province of La Rioja Church History|Church History]] *[[Province of La Rioja Church Records|Church Records]] *[[Province of La Rioja Civil Registration|Civil Registration]] *[[Province of La Rioja Emigration anarchy until Facundo Quiroga managed to impose himself with his rural militias and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]] stabilize the government by appointing Nicolás Dávila in September 1821.*[[Province of La Rioja Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]] *[[Province was one of La Rioja Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]] *[[Province the thirteen provinces signatories of La Rioja Genealogy|Genealogy]] *[[Province the Argentine Constitution of La Rioja Geographic Dictionaries|Geographic Dictionaries]] 1853, by which the Argentine Republic was constituted.*[[Province On February 3, 1881, an interprovincial treaty was signed with the province of La Rioja Historical Geography|Historical Geography]] San Luis, defining the boundaries between both provinces.*[[Province The province of La Rioja History|History]] *[[Province has a population of approximately 388,000 people. <ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Provincia de La Rioja Land and Property|Land and Property]] *[[Province of La Rioja Language and Languages|Languages]] *[[Province of La Rioja Maps|Maps]] *[[Province of La Rioja Military Records|Military Records]] *[[Province of La Rioja Minorities|Minorities]] *[[Province of La Rioja Names(Argentina), Personal|Names" In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', Personal]] *[[Province of La Rioja Notarial Records|Notarial Records]] *[[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_de_La_Rioja_(Argentina Selection Table|Record Selection Table]] *[[Province of La Rioja Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]] *[[Province of La Rioja Societies|Societies]]). Visited November 27, 2017.</ref>
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== Getting started with research in La Rioja ==
''See FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterask/results.htmllanding?qsearch=*&fq=place%3A%22LatinLatin%20America%22 20Research&show=lessons&message=true Latin American Research.]''<br>
'''Most of your genealogical research for Argentina will be in two main record types: civil registration and church records. This article will teach you methods for locating and searching these two record groups.'''
These archives maintain the duplicates sent to them by the municipal districts. You may write to these archives and request searches of the records. The public has access to these records. For the province of L Rioja, you will need to write to the following address:
Registro Provincial de las Personas<br>Dorrego 37 <br> CP 5300 La Rioja <br> Argentina<br> Telefono: 03822 4 53666
After deciding who has jurisdiction over the records for the time period you need, write a brief request to the proper office. Send the following:
*Check or cash for the search fee (usually about $10.00).
'''Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. For writing your letter in Spanish, use the translated questions and phrases is in this [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/a/aa/LWGSpanish.pdf Spanish Letter-writing Guide.]'''
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For some localities, digital copies of Catholic church records can be searched online:
'''BatismosBautismos''' are infant baptisms, which are used for birth information. '''"Información matrimonial''' are documents collected in preparation for a marriage. '''Matrimônios"'''' are marriages. ''' "Óbitos"Defunciones''' are deaths. '''Entierros''' are burials'". Índice"''' is the index.*'''1714-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1974188|Argentina, La Rioja, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1970}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1645-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1520570|Argentina Baptisms, 1645-1930}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch Historical Records], index, incomplete.*'''1722-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|access1520572|Argentina Marriages, 1722-browse1911}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch Historical Records], browsable imagesindex, incomplete.<br>
=== 2. Microfilm Copies of Church Records Searched at a Family History Center in the FamilySearch Catalog ===If the locality and time period you need are not included in the online records, the next step is to find them in the microfilm collection of the Family History Library. These microfilms may Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be viewed available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History CentersCenter'''] around the worldnear you. <br>To find a microfilm:
:::a. Click on this link to see a see list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=212489&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Argentina%2C%20La%20Rioja%22%20%2Bavailability%3AOnline ''' records for Argentina, Province of La Rioja'''].
:::b. Click on '''"Places within Argentina, La Rioja"''' and a list of towns and cities will open.
:::c. Click on the '''town or city''' you wish to search.
:::d. Click on '''"Church Records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
:::f. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|100px]]. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the microfilm reel will lead to information on how to rent the film. Family History Center staff will assist you in ordering the film.
=== 3. Writing to a Catholic Priest for Church Records ===
Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by contacting or visiting local parish or diocese archives in Argentina. Argentina has no single repository of church records. Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. '''''This method is not always reliable. Officials might or might not respond.'''''
Write a brief request in Spaniah Spanish to the proper church using this address as guide replacing the information in parentheses:<br>
:'''Reverendo Padre'''
When requesting information, send the following:<br>
*Money for the search fee, usually $10.00, and an international reply coupon (IRC)
*Full name and the sex of the ancestor sought
*Names of the ancestor’s parents, if known
*Request for a photocopy of the complete original record
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'''Write your request in Spanish whenever possible. For writing your letter in Spanish, use the translated questions and phrases is in this [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/a/aa/LWGSpanish.pdf Spanish Letter-writing Guide.]]'''
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*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-spanish-alphabet/217 {{LearningCenter2|203|Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1] : The Spanish Alphabet}}:*[https{{LearningCenter2|206|Reading Spanish Handwritten Records Lesson 2://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-Words and-dates/218 Dates}} :*{{LearningCenter2|207|Reading Spanish Handwritten RecordsLesson 3: Reading Spanish Records}}<br>  *Detailed instructions for reading Spanish records, examples of common documents, Lesson 2and practice exercises for developing skills in translating them can be found in the [[Spanish Records Extraction Manual|'''Spanish Records Extraction Manual.''']] :*[https://familysearchscript.byu.orgedu/learningcenterPages/lesson/reading-spanish-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-spanish-records/220 Reading home.aspx '''The Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 3Documents Script Tutorial''']also provides lessons and examples.<br>  
==== Tips for finding your ancestor in the records ====
*Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his brothers and sisters.
*ThenNext, search for the marriage of his parents. The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents. *You can estimate the ages of the parents and determine a birth year to search for their birth records.
*Then repeat the process for both the father and the mother.
*If earlier generations are (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the recordrecords, search neighboring parishes. *Search the death registers for all known family members. [[Category:Provinces of Argentina]]
== Research Tools ==
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
*[[Argentina Baptisms (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Argentina Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records]] *[[Argentina, La Rioja Province Catholic Church Records (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Argentina, La Rioja Province Catholic Church Records (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Argentina 1869 Census (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Argentina 1869 Census (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Argentina, 1895 Census Population Schedules (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Argentina, 1895 Census Population Schedules (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Argentina Marriages (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Argentina Marriages (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
== Featured Content ==
*'''[[Argentina Census]]'''
*'''1869''' - {{RecordSearch|1462401|Argentina, National Census, 1869}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1410078|Argentina, National Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===Tutorials===
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Argentina pages|click here]]:
==References==<references/><br><br>{{H-langs|en=Province of La RiojaProvince, Argentina Genealogy|es=Provincia de La Rioja}} </div> {{featured article, Argentina - Genealogía}}
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