Argentina National Census, 1869 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1462401 |title=Argentina National Census,1869|location=South America}} <br>
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{{FamilySearch Collection|CID=CID1462401|title=Argentina National Census, 1869|location=Argentina}}<br>  
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
'''Argentina, Censo de 1869'''
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Argentina, Censo de 1869  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
The First National Census of Argentina was performed on September 15, 16, and 17 of the year 1869.  
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This Collection will include records for 1869.<br>
  
== Record Description  ==
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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.
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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).
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These census enumeration registers were well preserved. It was created for demographic and statistical purposes in relation to the growth of the nation.
  
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, and civil status, nationality, place of birth, occupation, literacy, and special conditions. At the end of each book (libretto) is a global summary page of the register.  
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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.  
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The original records can still be found at the Archivo General de la Nación in Buenos Aires.  
  
 
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1462401/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1462401/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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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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{{Collection citation | text= "Argentina National Census, 1869 ." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Comisión Directiva del Censo. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.}}  
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Comisión Directiva del Censo. Argentina National Census, 1869. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Argentina 1869 Census">
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<gallery caption="Argentina 1869 Census" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Argentina 1869 Census Page 1.jpg|Page 1
 
Image:Argentina 1869 Census Page 1.jpg|Page 1
 
Image:Argentina 1869 Census Page 2.jpg|Page 2
 
Image:Argentina 1869 Census Page 2.jpg|Page 2
 
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'''The census of 1869 includes the following information:'''  
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'''Important genealogical information found in the 1869 census records include:'''  
  
*Name of the province
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*Name, age, gender, marital status and nationality
*Name of the section or district
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*Birth place (Province if Argentine)
*Type of population
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*Last name and given name
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*Age, gender, and civil status
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*Nationality and place of birth
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*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Literacy (ability to read and write)
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*Statistical summary of the special conditions, such as legitimacy, race, disabilities, students, and others
 
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'''Important genealogical information found in the 1869 census records include:'''
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*Place name
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*Names of inhabitants by place
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*Age, gender, and civil status at the time of the enumeration
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*The inhabitant’s nationality
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*Province of birth if Argentine
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*Type of occupation, profession, or means of life
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*Statistics summary of the special conditions, such as legitimacy, race, disabilities, students, and others
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Patrons can get genealogical data, unavailable in other resources, for their ancestors living in Argentina in the year 1869.  
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'''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.  
  
== Record History  ==
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'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Province" category<br>⇒Select the "Department" category<br>⇒Select the "Town, District, or Section" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
The First National Census of the Argentine Republic was executed in the whole country simultaneously in three days in the month of September 1869, under the presidency of the nation’s then president Mr. Domingo F. Sarmiento. The country was divided in five areas: North, South, East, West, and the National Territories. Each area was divided into provinces and these in sections or districts (partidos); in some cases the barracks are mentioned. The city of Buenos Aires was divided in police sections (secciones de policía). The census enumeration registers were preserved well. The 1869 National Census of Argentina covers about 1,877,490 inhabitants.  
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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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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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The census of 1869 was created for demographic and statistical purposes in relation to the growth of the nation.
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Patrons can get genealogical data, unavailable in other resources, for their ancestors living in Argentina in the year 1869.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.melickprofessionalgenealogists.com/regions/argentina/ Argentina Genealogy Links]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should 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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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"Argentina National Census, 1869," database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWQQ-WNH&nbsp;: accessed 23 April 2012), Pablo Chavez (Distrito Yeso, La Paz, Entre Ríos, Argentina).  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 
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Revision as of 17:08, 19 August 2013

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Argentina, Censo de 1869

Record Description

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.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

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.

"Argentina National Census, 1869 ." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Comisión Directiva del Censo. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.


Record Content

Important genealogical information found in the 1869 census records include:

  • Name, age, gender, marital status and nationality
  • Birth place (Province if Argentine)
  • Occupation
  • Statistical summary of the special conditions, such as legitimacy, race, disabilities, students, and others

How to Use the Record

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" category
⇒Select the "Department" category
⇒Select the "Town, District, or Section" category which takes you to the 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.

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 Wiki 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.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.