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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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This collection of church records for the period of 1734 to 1977, includes confirmation, baptism, marriage and death records for cities in the province of Corrientes.
  
'''Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Corrientes, Argentina'''
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The parishes included in this collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Antonio, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Santísima Cruz de los Milagros, Nuestro Señor Hallado, Nuestra Señora de Itatí, San Juan Bautista, Asunción de María Santísima, San José, Saladas, San Cosme, San Luis del Palmar, San Miguel, San Roque and Nuestra Señora de los Reyes.
  
== Record Description  ==
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Records from the city of Yapeyú are housed at the parish archive of San Fructuoso of Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó, Uruguay.
  
This collection of church records for the period of 1734 to 1977, includes baptisms, marriages, and burials for parishes in the Corrientes Province. Records from Yapeyú, Corrientes, Argentina, are housed at the parish archive of San Fructuoso of Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó, Uruguay. 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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Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms.  
  
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/1974183/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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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.  
  
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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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[[Argentina, Corrientes Province Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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=== Reading These Records === 
  
== Record Content  ==
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
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'''Key genealogical facts found in Baptismal Records may include the following information:'''
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===To Browse This Collection===
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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The following information may be found in these records:  
  
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'''Baptismal records'''
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
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*Parents' marriage date and residence  
 
*Parents' marriage date and residence  
 
*Godparents names and their residence
 
*Godparents names and their residence
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in Marriage Records may include:'''  
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'''Confirmation Records'''
 
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*Name
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*Age
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*Legitimacy
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*Place of baptism
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*Parents
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*Godparents
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'''Marriage Records'''
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Name of groom  
 
*Name of groom  
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*Bride’s parents’ names, origin, dioceses, and provinces  
 
*Bride’s parents’ names, origin, dioceses, and provinces  
 
*Witnesses' names and their residence
 
*Witnesses' names and their residence
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in Death Records may include the following information:'''  
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'''Death Records'''
 
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Age, civil status and nationality of deceased  
 
*Age, civil status and nationality of deceased  
 
*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
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{{Tip|Often additional  information can be found in the margins of original records.  For example in a baptismal record, you might find marriage or death information.}}
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images  ===
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===Coverage Table===
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
'''To browse this collection, you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" link on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the “Ciudad o pueblo” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parroquia” category<br>⇒ Select the “Tipo de registro y años” category which takes you to the images.
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
Look at the images one by one 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.
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
  
'''For example:'''  
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974183 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1974183|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
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# Select '''City or Town'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.
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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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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974183 Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977]. 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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=== 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.<br>
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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.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, Now What? ===
  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
*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:'''
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
 
*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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*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
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
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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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Argentina_Emigration_and_Immigration Argentina Emigration] records.
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*If you get stuck and can’t read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through these resources:
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**Hispanic Genealogy Research community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.
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**Investigación Genealógica en Argentina is another FamilySearch research community page on Facebook where you can post questions and upload images of documents. The majority of the posts on this page are in Spanish but you are welcome to post on the page in English. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*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  ==
 
  
*[http://www.episcopado.org/ Conferencia Episcopal Argentina]  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974183 Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*[http://www.aica.org/index2.php?pag=diocprovincias Aica on line]
 
*[http://www.arzolap.org.ar/ Arzobispado de La Plata]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Corrientes, registros parroquiales, 1734-1977" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Corrientes (Catholic Church parishes, Corrientes).}}<br>
  
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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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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977", digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 9 May 2012), Bella Vista &gt; Nuestra Señora del Carmen &gt; Bautismos 1918-1920 &gt; Image 40 of 665, Antonio Gaspar Traglio, 1923; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,111,838, Iglesia Católica. Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Bella Vista, Corrientes), Arquidiócesis De Corrientes.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1734-1977
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Corrientes, Argentina
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Catholic Church Parishes


What Is in the Collection?

This collection of church records for the period of 1734 to 1977, includes confirmation, baptism, marriage and death records for cities in the province of Corrientes.

The parishes included in this collection are Catedral Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Antonio, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Santísima Cruz de los Milagros, Nuestro Señor Hallado, Nuestra Señora de Itatí, San Juan Bautista, Asunción de María Santísima, San José, Saladas, San Cosme, San Luis del Palmar, San Miguel, San Roque and Nuestra Señora de los Reyes.

Records from the city of Yapeyú are housed at the parish archive of San Fructuoso of Tacuarembó, Tacuarembó, Uruguay.

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; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Corrientes, Ca...Church Records, 1734-1977.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptismal records

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents' names, origin and province
  • Parents' marriage date and residence
  • Godparents names and their residence

Confirmation Records

  • Name
  • Age
  • Legitimacy
  • Place of baptism
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Groom's date and place of baptism and confirmation
  • Groom's parents' names, origin, dioceses, and provinces
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, civil status, origin and residence
  • Bride’s date and place of baptism and confirmation
  • Bride’s parents’ names, origin, dioceses, and provinces
  • Witnesses' names and their residence

Death Records

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age, civil status and nationality of deceased
  • Cause of death

Collection Content

Sample Images

 

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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.

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.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, Now What?

  • 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 Who 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 variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • 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 Argentina Emigration records.
  • If you get stuck and can’t read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through these resources:
    • Hispanic Genealogy Research community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.
    • Investigación Genealógica en Argentina is another FamilySearch research community page on Facebook where you can post questions and upload images of documents. The majority of the posts on this page are in Spanish but you are welcome to post on the page in English. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Argentina, Corrientes, registros parroquiales, 1734-1977" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Parroquias Católicas, Corrientes (Catholic Church parishes, Corrientes).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977.


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