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Revision as of 17:07, 1 April 2014

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Title in the Language of the Record

Censo de 1855 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Record Description

This collection includes census records for 1855.

Each of the census registers is separated by a title page, which includes the name of the parish, the name or number of the ward, and the name or number of the block. It is followed by the enumeration sheets containing the following information in columns: Names and surnames of the inhabitants, relationship to the householder, civil status, gender, age, if the person knows how to read and write, place of birth, nationality, the length of time in the country if the person is a foreigner, and occupation or profession.

This census of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was performed on Wednesday, October 17, 1855, under the direction of the then Statistics Department (Mesa de Estadística), which was directed at the time by Justo Maeso. Authorization for the census was given in July 1855 by the government council member Valentín Alsina. This census covers about 92,000 inhabitants.

For the purpose of the census, the city of Buenos Aires was divided into thirteen parishes: Balvanera, Barracas al Norte, Catedral Sud, Catedral del Norte, Cañuelas, La Piedad, Monserrat, Para Campo, Pilar, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo and Socorro. Each parish was subdivided into barracks and blocks.

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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Record Content

The census of 1855 of the city of Buenos Aires may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Residence
  • Birthplace
  • Country of birth
  • Literacy
  • Number of years in Argentina

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"Argentina, Buenos Aires City Census, 1855" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Comisión Directiva del Censo. Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires.