Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ancestry releases three 19th century Argentinian censuses

Ancestry has released three Argentinian censuses from the second half of the 19th century, which may be of interest if you had ancestors from the British Isles who migrated to the country.

Argentina, National Census, 1895

Argentina, National Census, 1869

Argentina, Buenos Aires City Census, 1855

The datasets are in Spanish and have been sourced from FamilySearch, which previously sourced them from the Comisión Directiva del Censo, Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires. See the wiki links on FamilySearch for further details (accessible from the Ancestry links above).

Significant numbers moved from our shores to Argentina in the 19th century, and there are many further resources that might be of use for your research if you have such a connection. Some 40,000 Irish folk emigrated to the South America, for example, with about half later moving on, leaving 20,000 in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. The Society for Irish Latin American Studies hosts a Dictionary of Latin American Biography at, with amongst those noted being Mayo born William Brown (born 1777), founder of the Argentinian Navy. The British Settlers in Argentina and Uruguay site is also at, with many records of Anglican and Scots Presbyterian churches. The Scots can also be further pursued in Patagonia via, whilst the Welsh in Patagonia can be explored via and


Time to find your inner Irish...! All the best online Irish genealogy resources can be found through my book Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet - in print and ebook formats. "Very useful, makes me wish I was Irish!" - Saint Patrick, patron saint.

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