Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Argentina

Record Description

This collection of church records for the period of 1634 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the parishes in the Santa Fe province.

City or Town Parish
Alcorta Santa Rosa
Armstrong Nuestra Señora de La Merced
Arroyo Seco Asunción de la Santísima Virgen
Carcarañá Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Carlos Pellegrini San Agustín
Carmen Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Casilda San Pedro Apóstol
Cañada de Gómez San Pedro Apóstol
Chabás San José
Colonia Belgrano San Roque
Colonia Dolores Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Coronda San Jerónimo
Díaz Santa Rosa
El Trébol San Lorenzo Mártir
Elortondo Santa Isabel
Emilia Virgen Niña
Esperanza Natividad de la Santísima Virgen
Franck Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Gessler Santa Ana
Gálvez Santa Margarita
Helvecia Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Humboldt Inmaculada Concepción
Irigoyen Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Las Rosas Santa Rosa de Lima
Llambí Campbell Santísima Trinidad
Mariano Saavedra Santa Clara
Matilde Santa Matilde
Melincué Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Montes de Oca Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Máximo Paz San Miguel
Pilar Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Progreso Inmaculada Concepción
Providencia Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Roldán San José
Rosario Inmaculada Concepción, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San José, Santa Rosa de Lima
Sa Pereira Santa Rosa
San Agustín San Agustín
San Carlos Centro San Carlos Borromeo
San Carlos Norte Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
San Genaro Norte San Genaro
San Gregorio San Gregorio
San Javier San Francisco Javier
San Jerónimo Norte San Jerónimo
San Jorge San Jorge
San José de la Esquina Nuestra Señora de La Merced
San José del Rincón Nuestra Señora del Carmen
San Justo Nuestra Señora de La Merced
San Lorenzo San Lorenzo Mártir
San Martín Norte Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
San Martín de las Escobas San Martín de Tours
San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores San Pedro, Cayastacito y Dolores
Santa Clara de Buena Vista Santa Clara
Santa Fe Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe, Catedral Todos los Santos, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, San Juan Bautista
Santa Rosa de Calchines Santa Rosa de Lima
Santo Tomé Inmaculada Concepción
Sarmiento Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Sastre Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Serodino San José
Teodelina Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Totoras Santa Teresa
Venado Tuerto Inmaculada Concepción
Villa Constitución San Pablo Apóstol

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Citation for This Collection

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"Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975." Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

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Record Content

These baptismal records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents' names, age, origin, and residence
  • Godparents’s names age, origin, and residence

These confirmation records usually include the following information:

  • Name and age
  • Parents
  • Godparents

These marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s civil status, race, and age
  • Groom’s birthplace
  • Groom’s place and date of baptism
  • Groom’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s civil status, race, and age
  • Bride’s birthplace
  • Bride’s place and date of baptism
  • Bride’s legitimacy and parents’ names
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

These death records usually include the following information:

  • Name of deceased, age and residence
  • Parish
  • Place and date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Witnesses' names,age and residence

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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
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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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  • 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.

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.

For example:

  • 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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.