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{{FamilySearch Collection |CID=CID1469065|location=Argentina|title=Argentina, Buenos Aires City Census, 1855}}<br>
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'''[[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]]'''
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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{{Argentina HR Infobox
 
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|CID=CID1469065  
'''Censo de 1855 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina'''
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|title=Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855
 
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|location=Argentina
== Record Description  ==
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| LOC_01 =Buenos Aires
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| record_type = Federal
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| start_year = 1855
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| language = [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language = Censo de 1855 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires  
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Argentina, National Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[Argentina National Census, 1869 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_03 =[[Autonomous city of Buenos Aires Maps]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Autonomous city of Buenos Aires History]]
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| FS_URL_05 =[[Argentina Census]]
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| FS_URL_06 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Argentina%22 Family Search Catalog Place Search]
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| FS_URL_07 =[[Argentina Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/inicio/index.php Argentina Ministry of the Interior]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.mrecic.gov.ar/es/registro-nacional-de-cultos Argentina National Archives]
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| custodian =[http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/inicio/index.php Ministerio del Interior]
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
 
This collection includes census records for 1855.  
 
This collection includes census records for 1855.  
  
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This census of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was performed on Wednesday, October 17, 1855, under the direction of the then Statistics Department (Mesa de Estadística), which was directed at the time by Justo Maeso. Authorization for the census was given in July 1855 by the government council member Valentín Alsina. This census covers about 92,000 inhabitants.  
 
This census of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was performed on Wednesday, October 17, 1855, under the direction of the then Statistics Department (Mesa de Estadística), which was directed at the time by Justo Maeso. Authorization for the census was given in July 1855 by the government council member Valentín Alsina. This census covers about 92,000 inhabitants.  
  
For the purpose of the census, the city of Buenos Aires was divided into thirteen parishes: Balvanera, Barracas al Norte, Catedral Sud, Catedral del Norte, Cañuelas, La Piedad, Monserrat, Para Campo, Pilar, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo and Socorro. Each parish was subdivided into barracks and blocks.  
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For the purpose of the census, the city of Buenos Aires was divided into thirteen parishes. Each parish was subdivided into barracks and blocks.  
  
The data element listed in the census is of great value when civil or parish records are not available. It will permit the patron to find information unavailable elsewhere, which will help to continue research for an ancestor. The census records should be considered as a secondary source and used only when civil or church records are not available.  
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The information found in the census is of great value when civil or parish records are not available. It will permit the patron to find information unavailable elsewhere, which will help to continue research for an ancestor. The census records should be considered as a secondary source and used only when civil or church records are not available.
  
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1469065 Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following parishes:
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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!Parish
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|Balvanera
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|Barracas al Norte
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|Cañuelas
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|Catedral del Norte
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|-
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|Catedral Sud
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|-
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|La Piedad
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|-
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|Monserrat
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|-
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|Para Campo
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|-
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|Pilar
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|-
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|San Miguel
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|-
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|San Nicolas
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|-
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|San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo
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|-
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|Socorro
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|}
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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=== Reading These Records === 
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading
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These Records]] for translation helps.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina, Buenos Aires City Census, 1855"
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===Browse This Collection===
Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Comisión Directiva del Censo. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
  
[[Image:Argentina Buenos Aires 1855 Census.jpg|thumb|right|Argentina Buenos Aires 1855 Census.jpg]] '''The census of 1855 of the city of Buenos Aires may include the following information:'''
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'''The census of 1855''' of the city of Buenos Aires may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Number of years in Argentina
 
*Number of years in Argentina
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Argentina Buenos Aires 1855 Census.jpg|Census Record
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== How Do I Search the Collection? == 
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1469065 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1469065|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Section Number''' to view the images <br>
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
  
'''To search this collection using the index:''' <br>Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒Select the ''Nombre de Parroquia'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the ''Numero de cuartel'' category which takes you to the images.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1469065 Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate [[Argentina Church Records]] and [[Argentina Land and Property]] records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Argentina, Buenos Aires 1855 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article.]] If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.<br><br>
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.melickprofessionalgenealogists.com/regions/argentina/ Argentina Genealogy Links]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Argentina-Capital-Federal-Census-1855-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[[Argentina|Argentina]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Argentina Census|Argentina Census]]
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Collection citation | text="Argentina, Capital Federal, censo, 1855." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (Census Directive Commission. General Archive of the Nation, Buenos Aires0.}}<br>
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Location of 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
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Ministerio del Interior


What Is in This Collection?

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.

This census of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was performed on Wednesday, October 17, 1855, under the direction of the then Statistics Department (Mesa de Estadística), which was directed at the time by Justo Maeso. Authorization for the census was given in July 1855 by the government council member Valentín Alsina. This census covers about 92,000 inhabitants.

For the purpose of the census, the city of Buenos Aires was divided into thirteen parishes. Each parish was subdivided into barracks and blocks.

The information found in the census is of great value when civil or parish records are not available. It will permit the patron to find information unavailable elsewhere, which will help to continue research for an ancestor. The census records should be considered as a secondary source and used only when civil or church records are not available.

As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following parishes:

Parish
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

Reading These Records

These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The census of 1855 of the city of Buenos Aires may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Residence
  • Birthplace
  • Country of birth
  • Literacy
  • Number of years in Argentina

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Section Number to view the images


For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Argentina Church Records and Argentina Land and Property 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.
  • 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 Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Argentina, Capital Federal, censo, 1855." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (Census Directive Commission. General Archive of the Nation, Buenos Aires0.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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