Finding an Irish Ancestor Using South America Records

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Argentina Ireland


Notes on Immigration

In the 19th century, about 45,000 Irish people immigrated to Argentina.


Civil registration

Death records generally give the name, date, and place of death. Depending on the clerk who registered the death, the record may also include the age or date of birth of a child, place of residence, occupation, cause of death, burial information, and the informant's name (often a relative). They often provide the name of a spouse or parents.

Be aware that information about parents, birth date, and birthplace of the deceased person and other information in a death record may be inaccurate since the person who gave the information may not have known.  Read more about Civil Registration.


Irish Passengers to Argentina (1822-1929)
Irish to Argentina, 1822-1829


Collins Tracing Your Irish Family History, chapter 7 (FHL book 941.5 D27a)