Argentina Genealogy

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Guide to Argentina ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

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Argentina is bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. In 1810 the provinces belonging to the Río de la Plata separated themselves from the crown of Spain. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata formally declared their independence from Spain. Spanish is the official language.[1]

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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Argentina

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Argentina Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.

Argentina Clickable Map

Argentina is politically divided into 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city. Understanding political divisions is essential to doing family history, because these divisions determine where records are recorded and archived. To learn more about Argentina's political division, Click here. To visit the page of a particular province, just click on the name of the province on either the map or the list below.

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Argentina is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation. Click on a province below to go to the province wiki article listing more information.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Argentina," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.