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Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955
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Tucumán, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1727-1955
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Argentina, Tucumán, Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica
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Parroquias Católicas, Tucumán (Catholic Church parishes).

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

This collection of church records for the period of 1727 to 1955 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths/burials for cities in the province of Tucumán.

The later records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Tucumán, which was created on February 15, 1897 from the Diocese of Salta, and later elevated to archdiocese on February 11, 1957. The earlier records were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Salta, created on March 28, 1806 from the Diocese of Santiago del Estero, and had jurisdiction over a wide territory which currently is formed by different provinces including Tucumán. The records before 1806 were created when the parishes were part of the Diocese of Cordoba del Tucumán, which had jurisdiction over Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Jujuy.

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).

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

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 using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism Records

  • Date of baptism
  • Place of baptism
  • Name
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ nationality
  • Parents' occupation
  • Godparents’ names

Confirmation Records

  • Name, age, and gender
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage Records

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of groom
  • Groom's age, nationality, occupation, and race
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Name of bride
  • Bride's age, nationality, occupation, and race
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnesses' names and civil status
  • Sometimes place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Sometimes grandparents’ names

Death/Burial Records

  • Date
  • Place
  • Name of the deceased (keep in mind
that death records for women may
be filed under their married name)
  • Age of deceased
  • Parents' names
  • Final resting place

The information in each record may vary by year.

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]

As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:

City or Town Parish
Alderetes Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Concepción Inmaculada Concepción
Cruz Alta Santo Cristo
Famaillá Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Graneros Nuestra Señora de La Merced
Medinas Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación
Monteros San Joaquín
San Miguel de Tucumán Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Tafí del Valle
Villa de Leales
Villa Luján

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, 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.

Some record sets have indexes. These indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images, at the end, or in individual folders. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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 Argentina Census Argentina, National Census, 1895 - FamilySearch Historical Records Argentina, National Census, 1869 - FamilySearch Historical Records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records Argentina Civil Registration
  • 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 parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • 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
  • Use the marital status to identify previous marriages, that is, whether a divorce or death dissolved a previous marriage
  • Witnesses were often relatives of the parents

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records Argentina Emigration and Immigration
  • Civil records are also a good substitute when baptism, marriage, and burial records can’t be found or are unavailable Argentina Civil Registration

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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