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Title in the Language of the Record

Segundo Censo Nacional de la República Argentina, 1895

Record Description

These records are in Spanish. This Collection will include records for 1895.

This census was the second national census of the Argentine Republic. It was carried out in one day on Sunday, May 10, 1895 by the Census Commission, under the supervision of the Ministerio del Interior and the administration of President José E. Uriburu.

The census is divided into sections. Each section is a volume. A volume contains legal-sized paper in landscape format. For the purposes of the census, the country was divided into large provinces or territories, which were further divided into departments or partitions (partidos), and finally into districts (distritos). In the city of Buenos Aires, the partitions were divided into neighborhoods (barrios), and each neighborhood into a police section. These police sections include the number of the census subdivision and its corresponding block numbers and street names.

The census was done to obtain demographic and statistical data related to the country's development. Valuable data was gathered that gave insight into population growth, economic growth, immigration and internal migrations, occupations, health, literacy levels, property, and more.

Inhabitants
Population censused 3,954,911
Indians (calculated) 30,000
Not censused (calculated) 60,000
Argentines in the exterior (calculated) 50,000
Total 4,094,911

The census is a good source of genealogical information that may not be obtainable elsewhere, particularly if civil or parish records are not available. The census is the third best source for genealogical information in Argentina, with civil and church records being the number one and two source. The census was taken by regular citizens assigned to areas. The person being questioned did not have to show legal evidence of the information given, so the information may contain some errors. A patron may gather the information available from census records, and then continue to search using civil or parish records. The census is generally in good condition.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, National Census, 1895.

Record Content

The 1895 census contains the following information for everyone living in the household at the time:

  • Surname and name
  • Residence
  • Age at the time of the census (infants are shown in number of months old)
  • Gender: males are identified with the letter “V” for varón (male) and females with the letter “M” for mujer (woman)
  • Estimated year of birth
  • Province of birth
  • Nation of birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status

The address is not listed, only the section or the street name; however, with the street name given on the first page of the census subdivision, it is possible to get the location of the property within the city. In the Capital Federal only the police section number and subdivision number is given. You can find the street name information by downloading a Spanish language pdf document entitled Secciones del Segundo Censo Nacional de 1895 de la Capital Federal- Parroquias de la epoca.

How to Use the Records

Before you begin your search, it is helpful to know the following about your ancestor:

  • First or last name
  • estimated birth year
  • Resident city or province

Search the Collection

To search this collection using the index:

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.

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:

⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province or Territory" category
⇒Select the "Department" category
⇒Select the "District or Subdivisioin" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Patrons can get genealogical data, unavailable in other resources, for their ancestors living in Argentina in the year 1895. Some of this information is: religion, occupation, number of children and number of years married.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Argentina items or FHL Keyword Argentina items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Argentina Archives and Libraries.

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Citations for this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, National Census, 1895." Index or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Comisión Directiva del Censo. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Argentina, National Census, 1895.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, National Census, 1895.



 

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