Argentina Quick Start Guide
Argentina Quick Start Guide
Argentina: Ancestor's birth, marriage, or death location unknown
1895 National Census: Indexed for the entire country. This is found on FamilySearch.org.
1869 National Census: Indexed for the entire country. This is found on FamilySearch.org.
1855 Census: This is just for the Federal District (includes the city of Buenos Aires).
FamilySearch Indexed records: Try searching first in indexed records. Try a variety of searches with ancestor's name, or with partents' names, or just by parents' surnames AND using the option to limit locality by country of Argentina and under event use ANY and the name of the state in Argentina.
Contact family members: If they do not have even a minimal amount of information AND have no idea of where and when to look, encourage them to contact family members who might have that information. This could be older aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
Argentina: Ancestor's birth marriage, or death location and names of parents, children, or spouse are known
FamilySearch Indexed records: Try searching first in indexed records. Try a variety of searches with an ancestor's name, or with parents' names, or just by parents' surnames AND using the option to limit locality by country, Argentina, and under event use ANY and the name of the state in Argentina.
FamilySearch Browse Images: If no results from the previous search for the ancestor or any siblings, you will have to browse images for the locality. There are currently no Civil Registration records available for Argentina. Ther are however, Catholic Church records for many aereas.
FamilySearch Catalog: Not all records for Argentina are online, be sure to check the catalog before giving up on finding records.
If you don't know the names of the parents, but you know the name of the spouse and/or the names of some of his children, begin with a marriage search (if they married Argentina and you know the place). Or begin with a search for the baptism record for one of their children (if you have an approximate birth date and place).
Finding a locality
For help locating a place in Argentina, you may want to try one of the following resources: Google.com and online links in the Wiki article Argentina Gazetteers.
Immigrant Ancestor who went to Argentina
FamilySearch Wiki: See the article Argentina Emigration and Immigration for a list of websites you can search. They will be in Spanish. There are more resources on the FamilySearch Wiki in Spanish in the article Argentina: Inmigración. The links between the English and Spanish versions of the articles can found at the bottom of the page.
CEMLA This website has an index of many people who migrated to Argentina. Sometimes the information will give you a place of birth. This is a useful website for those that went to Argentina. This page is in Spanish.
Apellidos Italianos (Italian Surnames) This website is dedicated to helping people find their Italian heritage for those who immigrated to Argentina. It has a list of tools that can help in researching your Italian ancestry. This page is in Spanish.
For other online resources please review the Wiki article Hispanic Genealogy Resources Online.