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Argentina, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974
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Córdoba, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1557-1974
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registros Parroquiales de la Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina
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Parroquias Católicas (Catholic Church parishes), Córdoba

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

This collection of church records for the period of 1557 to 1974, includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, pre-marriage investigation files, divorce, death records, indexes and other administrative records for parishes in the Córdoba Province. Earlier registers are handwritten in narrative style, and later records were handwritten on printed forms. 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, 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, Córdoba, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1974.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Name of child
  • Birth date of child
  • Parents' names of child
  • Parents' origin and residence


  • Name
  • Age
  • Parents' names
  • Legitimacy
  • Godparents


  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Name of Groom and Bride
  • Groom's name, age, origin and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name, age, origin and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses


  • Date of divorce
  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Time separated prior to divorce


  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name and origin of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Parents' names of deceased
  • Spouse's name of deceased

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 16 December 2019 this collection included records from the following cities or towns:

  • Achiras
  • Achiras y San Fernando
  • Alpa Corral
  • Alta Gracia
  • Bell Ville
  • Camilo Aldao
  • Colonia Caroya
  • Córdoba
  • Cosquín
  • Cruz Alta

  • Cruz del Eje
  • Deán Funes
  • Frontera Sud
  • Fuerte 3 de Febrero
  • Guarnición Sarmiento
  • Jesús María
  • La Carlota
  • La Carlota y Reducción
  • La Cruz
  • Laboulaye

  • Malargüe y Villa Atuel
  • Marcos Juárez
  • Monte Cristo
  • Morteros
  • Obispo Trejo
  • Obispo Trejo y Chalacea
  • Reducción
  • Río Cuarto
  • Río Segundo
  • Rodeo Viejo

  • Salsacate
  • Salta
  • Sampacho
  • San Agustín
  • San Bartolomé
  • San Carlos Minas
  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco del Chañar
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Rosa

  • Tegua
  • Tegua y Las Peñas
  • Totoral
  • Tulumba
  • Villa Ascasubi
  • Villa Concepción del Tío
  • Villa Cura Brochero
  • Villa de María
  • Villa de Soto
  • Villa del Rosario

  • Villa Dolores
  • Villa María
  • Villa Nueva
  • Villa Quilino
  • Villa Sarmiento

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

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

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

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  1. Select City or Town
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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
  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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