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This collection of church records for the period of 1884-1974, includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Chubut Province. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. Catholic Church parish registers are the major records available to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before 1930. After this date, civil authorities began registering vital statistics, which by law includes people of all religions. For genealogical purposes, the information in civil sources confirms and supplements the information in church records. Records from some of these parishes have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
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== What is in This Collection  ==
  
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1974181/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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This collection of church records includes baptism, marriage and death records for the parish of María Auxiliadora in the city of Rawson in the Chubut Province of Argentina from 1884 to 1974.  
  
== Citations for This Collection  ==
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When the city of Rawson was first founded, it was surrounded by agricultural colonies dominated by foreigners, especially Welsh immigrants. The city was built on both banks of the Chubut River, which flooded in 1895 and caused the church to be closed down for 14 months.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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Due to the shortage of jobs, the parish moved to the city of Trelew in 1973. This decision was unexpected and has since caused much controversy in Rawson.  
  
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Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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'''General Information About Church Records'''
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Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.
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Church records are the most important records for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.
  
Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:
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Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.
  
*Place of the event
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In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Civil_Registration Argentina Civil Registration] (Registro Civil).
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*Father’s place of origin and age
 
*Mother’s name
 
*Mother’s place of origin and age
 
*Parents' residence
 
*Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
 
*Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
 
  
Key genealogical facts found in Marriage Records may include:
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
  
*Place of the event  
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include the following information:
*Date of the event  
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*Date of event
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*Name of child
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*Child's birth date
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*Parents' names, age and origin
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*Names of godparents
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'''Marriage records&nbsp;'''usually include the following information:
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*Date of event  
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*Place of event  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
*Groom’s civil status, race, and age
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*Groom’s birthdate and origin
*Groom’s birthplace
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*Groom’s parents' names and residence
*Groom’s place and date of baptism
 
*Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
 
 
*Name of bride  
 
*Name of bride  
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*Brides's birthdate and origin
 
*Bride’s civil status, race, and age  
 
*Bride’s civil status, race, and age  
 
*Bride’s birthplace  
 
*Bride’s birthplace  
*Bride’s place and date of baptism
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*Bride’s parents' names and residence
*Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
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*Names of witnesses
*Names of witnesses or godparents
 
  
Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:  
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'''Death records (burials)&nbsp;'''usually include the following information:  
  
*Parish place and date of event  
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*Date of event  
*Type of mass
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
*Parents’ names
 
*Marital status
 
*Name of spouse, if married or widowed
 
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
*Cause of death
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*Residence
*Age at death
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*Witnesses' names, age and residence
*Place of origin
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*Place of burial
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== Collection Content ==
*If the deceased left a will
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
*The place where the event occurred
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, 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 ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
*The name and surname of the person
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1974181/waypoints Browse Page]:'''
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<br>⇒ Select the “City or Town” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parish” category<br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that takes you to the images.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
For example:  
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===For Help Reading These Records===
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974181 Argentina, Chubut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  Keep in mind:
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800's.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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===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 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 partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner 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 birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
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*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.  
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*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.  
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married 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.  
 
*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.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
 
Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
  
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*Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. See [[Argentina Civil Registration|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.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*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.  
 
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records.<br>
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
 
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
 
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
 
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"Argentina, Chubut, registros parroquiales, 1884-1974." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Chubut, Argentina. <br>
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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"Argentina, Chabut, Catholic Church Records, 1884-1974," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://.familysearch.org]: accessed&nbsp;28 March 2012), Rawson &gt; Maria Auxiliadora &gt; Bautismos 1909-1927 &gt; image 10 of 792 images, Larreburu Marcelina,&nbsp;3 November 1909; citing Iglesia Católica (Rawson, Chubut), Registros parroquiales, 1884-1962, page 10, number 12, Diócesis de Comodoro Rivadavia, FHL VAULT INTL Film 1,153,195; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1884-1974
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Chubut, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes


What is in This Collection

This collection of church records includes baptism, marriage and death records for the parish of María Auxiliadora in the city of Rawson in the Chubut Province of Argentina from 1884 to 1974.

When the city of Rawson was first founded, it was surrounded by agricultural colonies dominated by foreigners, especially Welsh immigrants. The city was built on both banks of the Chubut River, which flooded in 1895 and caused the church to be closed down for 14 months.

Due to the shortage of jobs, the parish moved to the city of Trelew in 1973. This decision was unexpected and has since caused much controversy in Rawson.

Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.

These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

General Information About Church Records

Church records are crucial for genealogical research, since civil authorities did not begin registering vital statistics until after 1886. After this date one should search in both church and civil records as there may be information in one that does not appear in the other. For instance the church records may only list the godparents whereas the civil records may list the grandparents.

Church records are the most important records for genealogical research in Argentina. The vast majority of Argentines were Catholic and were registered in the records of the local parish or diocese which are called registros parroquiales (parish registers). These records include entries for baptisms, marriage information, marriages, deaths, and burials. They can help you trace and link families. Often two and sometimes three generations are indicated in the records. In addition, church records may include church censuses, account books, confirmations, and other church-related records.

Some church records have been lost or have deteriorated due to natural effects, such as humidity and insects, and more dramatic events such as fire, floods and earthquakes. Civil and political strife have also caused the destruction of parish books. Some records were destroyed or damaged because of poor storage. However, many records considered lost are simply misplaced or misidentified.

In 1886 the civil government began keeping vital records (civil registration). If you are looking for ancestors who came before this time, then the Catholic Church parish registers are the best records available to identify these individuals, since church records were around for hundreds of years prior to civil registration. For civil vital records of births, deaths, and marriages after 1886, see Argentina Civil Registration (Registro Civil).

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Chubut, Cathol...Church Records, 1884-1974.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents' names, age and origin
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s birthdate and origin
  • Groom’s parents' names and residence
  • Name of bride
  • Brides's birthdate and origin
  • Bride’s civil status, race, and age
  • Bride’s birthplace
  • Bride’s parents' names and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Death records (burials) usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Residence
  • Witnesses' names, age and residence

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, 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 ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒ Select the “City or Town” category
⇒ Select the “Parish” category
⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” that takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. Keep in mind:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800's.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

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 partner 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?

  • 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.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Argentina, Chubut, registros parroquiales, 1884-1974." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Chubut, Argentina.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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