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Salta Province, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil
Collection years: 1880-2000
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Argentina, Salta, Registro Civil, 1880-2000
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriage and death registration records created by the Civil Registration offices of the province of Salta, Argentina. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth Records

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parent's names
  • Grandparent's names

Marriage Records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, nationality, residence, occupation and race
  • Groom's parents' names and their residence
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, nationality, residence, occupation and race
  • Bride's parents' names and their residence
  • Declaring witnesses' names, civil status and residence
  • Witnesses' names, civil status and residence or godparents

Death Records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Parent's name
  • Spouse's name
  • Estimated birth year

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name or some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Country
  2. Select Province
  3. Select City or Town
  4. Select Record Type and Years to view the images

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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 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 church and land 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?[edit | edit source]

  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See Argentina Civil Registration for further 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
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias
  • 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 immigration/emigration records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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