Argentina, National Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Argentina
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Record Description
Record Type: National Census
Collection years: 1895
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Segundo Censo Nacional de la República Argentina, 1895
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What is in the Collection?

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.

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

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

Coverage Table

As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces or territories:

Province or Territory
Buenos Aires
Capital Federal
Catamarca
Chaco
Chubut
Córdoba
Corrientes
Entre Ríos
Formosa
Jujuy
La Rioja
Mendoza
Misiones
Neuquén
Pampa Central
Río Negro
Salta
San Juan
San Luis
Santa Cruz
Santa Fe
Santiago del Estero
Tierra del Fuego
Tucumán

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

⇒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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land 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, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
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Digital Books for 1895 Census

Published Census

Census Study

Maps

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Argentina, censo nacional, 1895." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Archivos Nacionales, Buenos Aires (National Archives, 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 image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, National Census, 1895.

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