Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: Federal
Collection years: 1855
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Censo de 1855 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
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Ministerio del Interior


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

This collection includes census records for 1855. Each of the census registers is separated by a title page, which includes the name of the parish, the name or number of the ward, and the name or number of the block. It is followed by the enumeration sheets containing the following information in columns: Names and surnames of the inhabitants, relationship to the householder, civil status, gender, age, if the person knows how to read and write, place of birth, nationality, the length of time in the country if the person is a foreigner, and occupation or profession.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

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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:

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, Capital Federal, Census, 1855.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Residence

  • Birthplace
  • Country of birth
  • Literacy
  • Number of years in Argentina

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 6 March 2018 this collection included records from the following parishes:

  • Balvanera
  • Barracas al Norte
  • Cañuelas
  • Catedral del Norte
  • Catedral Sud
  • La Piedad
  • Monserrat
  • Para Campo
  • Pilar
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo
  • Socorro

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence, occupation, number of children or people dwelling in the home
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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 Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Section Number 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
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

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

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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