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== Record Description ==
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== What is in This Collection ==
  
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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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.  
  
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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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.  
  
== Citations for This Collection  ==
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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.
  
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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Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.
  
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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.  
  
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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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.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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).
  
Key genealogical facts found in Birth Records may include the following information:
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=== Reading These Records ===
  
*Place of the event
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
*Date of the event
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
*Name of principal
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
*Principal’s birth date
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]
*Father’s name
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]
*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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If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
  
*Place of the event  
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===To Browse This Collection===
*Date of the event  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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'''Baptismal records''' usually include the following information:
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*Date of event
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*Place 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
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'''Death records (burials)&nbsp;'''usually include the following information:
  
Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:
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*Date of event  
 
 
*Parish place and 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
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For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
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=== Sample Images  ===
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
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.  
 
 
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The place where the event occurred
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Image:Argentina, Chubut, Baptism.jpg|1923 Baptism Record
*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
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{{Tip|Often additional  information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a birth record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
  
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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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
  
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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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.  
  
For example:
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1974181|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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# Select '''City or Town'''
*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.
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# Select '''Parish'''
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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.  
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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.}}
*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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
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*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
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
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*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
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
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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
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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
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages
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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
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]  
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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
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames
*[[Argentina Church History]]
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias
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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
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Record Finder ===
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Consult the [[Argentina Record Finder]] to find other records
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:"Argentina, Chubut, registros parroquiales, 1884-1974." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Chubut, Argentina.
  
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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{{Image_Citation}}
  
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.

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).

Reading These Records

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Chubut, Catholic 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

For additional details about these records and help using them see Argentina Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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 the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

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


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

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

Record Finder

Consult the Argentina Record Finder to find other 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 : 14 June 2016. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Chubut, Argentina.
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