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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina
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This collection of church records for the period of 1581 to 1961 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Santiago del Estero.
  
== Record Description  ==
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The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de Loreto, El Señor de los Milagros, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, San Miguel Arcángel and Inmaculada Concepción.
  
These records are in Spanish. This collection of church records for the period of 1581 to 1961 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for the cities of Loreto, Mailín, Pellegrini, Salavina, Santiago del Estero, Sumampa, Suncho Corral, Villa Atamisqui and Villa La Punta in the province of Santiago del Estero.  
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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.  
  
The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de Loreto, El Señor de los Milagros, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, San Miguel Arcángel and Inmaculada Concepción.  
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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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===Reading These Records===
  
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/1974197/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx BYU Spanish Script Tutorial]
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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]
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
  
== Record Content  ==
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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
  
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===To Browse This Collection===
Image:Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
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|title=Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961
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'''Baptismal records usually include the following information:'''  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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The information in these records usually include the following:
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'''Baptism records'''  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Mother’s age and origin  
 
*Mother’s age and origin  
 
*Godparents' names and their origin
 
*Godparents' names and their origin
 
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'''Confirmation records usually include the following information:'''  
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'''Confirmation records'''  
  
 
*Name, age and gender  
 
*Name, age and gender  
 
*Parents  
 
*Parents  
 
*Godparents
 
*Godparents
 
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'''Marriage records usually include the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage records'''  
  
 
*Date of event  
 
*Date of event  
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*Bride’s parents’ names  
 
*Bride’s parents’ names  
 
*Witnesses' name, civil status and residence
 
*Witnesses' name, civil status and residence
 
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'''Death records usually include the following information:'''  
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'''Death records'''  
  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
 
*Parish place and date of event  
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*Parents’ names of deceased  
 
*Parents’ names of deceased  
 
*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
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== Collection Content ==
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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 ==
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Image:Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Baptism.jpg|1896 Baptism Record
To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the “Browse through images" link on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the “City or Town” category<br>⇒ Select the “Parish” category<br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” category which takes you to the images.  
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Image:Argentina, santiago del estero, ccr, confirmation.jpg|Confirmation Record
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Image:Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Marriage.jpg|1904 Marriage Certificate
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Image:Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Death.jpg|1894 Death Record
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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.}}
  
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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===Coverage Table===
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, Coverage Table, - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
  
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
  
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]] <br>
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name or 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 relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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| CID=1974197}}
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1974197|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
=== Maps  ===
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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
  
*[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9e/Map_of_Argentina_with_provinces_names_en.png/350px-Map_of_Argentina_with_provinces_names_en.png Argentina’s provinces in the early 21st century]
 
*[http://www.zonu.com/imapa/americas/Santiago_Estero_Province_Map_Argentina_4.jpg Santiago del Estero Province in the early 21st century]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/4llwpv Argentina in 1925]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/hkk269 Santiago del Estero Province in 1888]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/2oy9kb Argentina’s provinces in 1857]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/56bgi4 Argentina’s provinces in 1817]
 
*[http://maps.bpl.org/id/14266 Southern South America in 1772]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/4w62ax Southern South America in 1736]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/0b9d16 Southern South America in 1708]
 
*[http://maps.bpl.org/id/14299 Southern South America in 1656]
 
  
=== Local Histories  ===
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974197 Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_del_Estero_Province#History Wikipedia's entry on the history of Santiago del Estero Province]
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_de_Santiago_del_Estero#Historia Spanish wiki entry on history of Santiago del Estero Province]
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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]].
*[http://www.taringa.net/posts/apuntes-y-monografias/3853879/Historia-de-Santiago-Del-Estero.html Una historia de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero]
 
*[http://historiadesantiago.blogspot.com/ Un blog llamado "Historia de Santiago del Estero"]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=3I5oAAAAMAAJ&dq=entre%20rios%20province%20argentina&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false "Argentina and Uruguay," a Google ebook with a section on Santiago del Estero Province, published in 1916]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=BssCAAAAMAAJ&dq=chubut%20argentina&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false "Geographía Argentina," a Google ebook with a chapter on Santiago del Estero Province, published in 1905]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=ZWECAAAAYAAJ&dq=santiago%20del%20estero&pg=PR8#v=onepage&q&f=false "Memoria Descriptiva de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero," a Google ebook, published in 1889]
 
  
=== Other Genealogical Resources ===
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Argentina.pdf FamilySearch research outline for Argentina]
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*[http://genargentina.com.ar/ Argentina genealogy group]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/argentina-genealogy Argentina genealogy forum]
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/argentina.html Jewish genealogical research in Argentina]
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/argentina/ GenForum for Argentina]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
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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
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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
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*[[Argentina Church Records]]
 
*[[Argentina Church History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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 variant spellings of the surnames
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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
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].
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* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]]
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* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1974197/waypoints Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961]  
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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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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Argentina-Santiago-del-Estero-Catholic-Church-Records-1581-1961-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
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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== 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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1581-1961
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of church records for the period of 1581 to 1961 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Santiago del Estero.

The parishes contained in the collection are Nuestra Señora de Loreto, El Señor de los Milagros, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, San Miguel Arcángel and Inmaculada Concepción.

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1961.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Age of child
  • Father’s name
  • Father's age and origin
  • Mother’s name
  • Mother’s age and origin
  • Godparents' names and their origin

Confirmation records

  • Name, age and gender
  • Parents
  • Godparents

Marriage records

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s nationality, origin, age, occupation and race
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s nationality, origin, age, occupation and race
  • Bride’s parents’ names
  • Witnesses' name, civil status and residence

Death records

  • Parish place and date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Origin of deceased
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Parents’ names of deceased
  • Place of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Argentina, Santiago del Estero, Catholic Church Records, Coverage Table, - FamilySearch Historical Records

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Argentina.

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

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