Argentina Land and Property

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Land records are primarily used to learn where an individual lived and when he or she lived there.

Information found in Land Records[edit | edit source]

They often reveal other family information, such as the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or neighbors. You may learn where a person lived previously, his occupation, and other clues for further research from land records.

Types of Land Records[edit | edit source]

Land records include four basic types:

  • Capellanias (Land Grants). Documents that deal with land being transferred by individuals and families to the Catholic Church. The documents include wills, court record, land titles, contracts and family informtation.
  • Vinculos y Mayorazgos (Entailed Estates).Records concerning hereditary properties that can include land titles and family information that could have genealogies for three to seven generations.

Biographical information arising from property disputes, boundary adjustments, and rights to use Indian labor.

'Consesiones y Titulos de Propiedad (Consessions and Land Titles).''''''''Any documentation relating to land titles, possession, contracts, bills of sale, buildings or improvements, as well as information about individuals and families who have owned or occupied the land.

Tierras y Aguas (Land and Water).Includes land grants and water rights, correspondence, transfer of title, and other documents related to the transactions.

Locating Land Records[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library does not currently have land records from Argentina. Because of the availability of better genealogical sources, such as church records and civil registration, and because they are not easily accessible, land records are often not used, but there is good information in them. You might be able to use land records for your research if you can visit the Argentinian archives in person or hire a local research agent.