Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record Content
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Related Websites
- 6 Related Wiki Articles
- 7 Contributions to This Article
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina
This collection of church records for the period of 1886 to 1964 includes baptisms, marriages and deaths for the parish of Nuestra Señora de Luján in the city of Río Gallegos in the Santa Cruz Province.
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
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- Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Record ContentKey genealogical facts found in Baptismal Records may include the following information:
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of child
- Child's birth date
- Child's place of birth
- Father’s name
- Father’s origin, age, occuption, religion and literacy
- Mother’s name
- Mother’s origin, age, occupation and religion
- Parents' residence
- Godfather’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Godmother’s name, place of origin, age, and residence
- Date of event
- Place of event
- Name of groom
- Groom’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
- Name of bride
- Bride’s age, origin, civil status, and residence
- Witnesses' names, age, origin and residence
- Parish place and date of event
- Name of deceased
- Age and gender of deceased
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Date of death and time
- Cause of death
- Residence of deceased
- Religion, race and occupation of deceased
- Witness' names, age and residence
How to Use the Record
To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Ciudad o Pueblo” category
⇒ Select the “Parroquia” category
⇒ Select the “Tipo de Registro y Años” category which takes you to the images.
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.
- 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 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.
- 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:
- 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.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964,” images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 3 April 2012), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1964 > Río Gallegos > Nuestra Señora de Luján > Bautismos 1909-1923 > Image 25 of 580 Images, Clementina Pena, 6 September 1910; citing Iglesia Catolica. (Rio Gallegos,Santa Cruz), Argentina, Santa Cruz, Catholic Church Records. Diocesis de Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.