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Title in the Language of the Record
Argentina, Censo de 1869
These records are in Spanish. This Collection will include records for 1869.
The census enumerations were recorded in registers with legal size papers in landscape orientation. Each book (libreto) is separated by a title page, which includes the name of the province, the section, and the type of population covered. It is followed by the enumeration sheets containing surname and names of the inhabitants, age, gender, civil status, nationality, place of birth, occupation, literacy, and special conditions. At the end of each book is a global summary page of the register.
The First National Census of the Argentine Republic was executed in the whole country simultaneously in three days, September 15-17 of 1869, under the presidency of the nation’s then president Mr. Domingo F. Sarmiento. For the census, the country was divided into five areas: North, South, East, West, and the National Territories. Each area was divided into provinces, which were then divided into sections or districts (partidos); in some cases the barracks are also mentioned. The city of Buenos Aires was the only one divided into police sections (secciones de policía).
These census enumeration registers were well preserved. It was created for demographic and statistical purposes in relation to the growth of the nation.
This census covers about 1,800,000 inhabitants, but these records contain inaccuracies and should only be used when civil or church records are not available. The officials that wrote the census were ordinary civilians. Some were careless in spelling and wrote down phonetic versions of what they heard, so it is important to search for different spellings of your ancestors' names. The people were not required to provide proof for the information given (such as birth date and place), therefore some information may have been given from memory and may be wrong.
The original records can still be found at the Archivo General de la Nación in Buenos Aires.
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Information found in the 1869 census records may include:
- Name, age, gender, marital status and nationality
- Birth place (Province if Argentine)
- Statistical summary of the special conditions, such as legitimacy, race, disabilities, students, and others
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- The 1872 publication of the 1869 census, from Google books (in Spanish)
- Listing of Scots in the 1869 census from the localities of Chascomus, Entre Rios, and Cordoba-Union
- Map of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in 1869
- Map of Argentina in 1873
- Online histories of Argentina
- Online genealogical resources for Argentina research
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