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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
This collection of church records for the period of 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Mendoza.  
 
This collection of church records for the period of 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Mendoza.  
 
 
'''General Information About Church Records'''
 
'''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 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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=== Image Visibility ===
 
=== Image Visibility ===
 
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=== Reading These Records ===  
 
=== Reading These Records ===  
 
 
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:  
 
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
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**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson1/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 1]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
 
**[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/lesson2/player.html Reading Spanish Handwritten Records, Lesson 2]  
 
 
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:  
 
If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] – Spanish
 
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The information in these records usually include the following:  
 
The information in these records usually include the following:  
 
 
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
 
For additional details about these records and help using them see [[Argentina Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]].
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=== Coverage Table ===
 
=== Coverage Table ===
 
As of 19 of June 2017,  this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:
 
As of 19 of June 2017,  this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:
 
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
 
 
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
 
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
 
*Your ancestor's given name and surname
 
*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
 
#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
 
#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
 
#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
 
 
=== View The Images ===
 
=== View The Images ===
 
View images in this collection by visiting the  
 
View images in this collection by visiting the  
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# Select '''Parish'''
 
# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images
 
# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images
 
 
 
{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974189 Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1974189 Argentina, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== 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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
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]].
 
 
== What Do I Do Next?  ==
 
== What Do I Do Next?  ==
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Add any new information to your records
 
*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  
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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  
 
*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
 
*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby countries or immigration/emigration records
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]].
 
* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Argentina Record Finder|Record Finder]]
 
* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Argentina Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
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.
 
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? ==
 
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1665-1975
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en la Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of church records for the period of 1665 to 1975, includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths for cities in the province of Mendoza. 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).

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records please see the following:

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, Mendoza, Catholic Church Records, 1665-1975.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptismal and confirmation records

  • Date of the event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Birth date of child
  • Gender of child
  • Parents’ names and origin
  • Parish of residence
  • Godparents’ names

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of groom
  • Groom’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s age, origin, civil status and legitimacy
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • Names and age of witnesses

Death records

  • Parish place and date of event
  • Name of deceased
  • Age and civil status of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death

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 19 of June 2017, this collection included records from the following cities, towns, and parishes:

City or Town Parish
Godoy Cruz San Vicente Ferrer
Junín Nuestra Señora del Rosario
La Consulta San Carlos Borromeo
La Paz San José
Las Heras San Miguel Arcángel
La Valle Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Luján de Cuyo Nuestra Señora de Luján
Maipú Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Malargüe Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Malargüe y Villa Atuel Inmaculada Concepción and Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Mendoza Catedral Nuestra Señora de Loreto and San Nicolás de Tolentino
Rivadavia San Isidro Labrador
San Martín Nuestra Señora de Carmen
San Rafael San Rafael Arcángel
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa de Lima
Tunuyán Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Tupungato Nuestra Señora del Socorro
Villa Nueva Sagrada Familia

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

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 The Index[edit | edit source]

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.

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 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
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times. Transcription errors could also occur in any handwritten record. And 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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