For some minorities in Argentina there are some unique records and resources available. These include histories, gazetteers, biographical sources, settlement patterns, and handbooks. In the following paragraphs only some of the major minority groups of Argentina are mentioned. Some references and overview are given, but this is not a comprehensive overview of any of the minorities mentioned.
An example of a book on minorities is:
* ** Hagen, William W. Germans, ''Poles and Jews: The Nationality Conflict in the Prussian East, 1772-1914.'' Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980. (FHL book 943 F2hw.)
The Family History Library collects records of these groups, especially published histories. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog '''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search]''' under:
Protestant Armenians belong to either the Iglesia Evangélica Congregacional Armenia (Church of the Armenian Evangelical Congregationalists) or the Iglesia Evangélica Armenia (Church of Armenia Evanglicals).
For further reference see:
<br> * ** Binayán, Narciso. ''La Colectividad Armenia en la Argentina.'' (The Armenian Community in Argentina.). Buenos Aires: Alzamor Editores, 1974. (FHL book 982 B2b.)
=== French ===
Association Française de Secours Mutuels de Buenos Aires (French Association of Mutual Help of Buenos Aires) was founded in 1859 under the name of La Française (The French), this organization helped the give medical attention and subsidies to older people. Newspapers have been published in French in Argentina since 1791.
A book that gives reference to some of the French and German families that settled in the Esperanza area is the following:
* ** Gori, Gastón. ''Familias fundadoras de la colonia Esperanza.'' (Founding Families of the Colony of Esperanza). Santa Fe, Argentina: Librería y Editorial Colmegna, 1974. (FHL book 982 A1 #20.)
=== Germans ===
Some of these early Mennonites came from Canada and after being in Argentina, they returned to Canada. For the most part, however, those who immigrated stayed.
The Germans (Mennonites from Russia, and Catholics and Lutherans from Germany) settled in the larger region of Buenos Aires with most of their colonies in Buenos Aires and Entre Rios. A good map that gives reference to these colonies is found in:
* ** Stumpp, Karl. Karte der russlanddeutschen Siedlungen in Südamerika:Brasilien, Paraguay, Uruguay und Argetinien. (Maps of the Russian–German Settlements in South America: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina). Germany: Stumpp, 1962. Scale 1:680,000. (FHL map 947 E7sf; film 1183657 item 1.)
Immigration index cards were filmed in the archives of Koblenz. These are index cards are arranged alphabetically by surname for German–speaking emigrants from Russia to Argentina, China, North American, and elsewhere.
They may provides information on place of origin, state of allegiance, birth and death date and place, religion, date of emigration, destination abroad, profession; full name of spouse, birth and death date and place, place and date of marriage; names, birth places and dates of children, and their residences and spouses’ names. Information may be incomplete. Following are references to these indexes:
* ** Deutsches Ausland –Institut (Stuttgart). Auswandererkartei von Russlanddeutschen nach Argentinien: 1870–1945 (Emigration Card Index of Russian–Germans to Argentina: 1870–1945). Koblenz: Bundesarkiv, 1988. (FHL film 1552795 item 4.)
=== Irish ===
The Irish were among the early people to come to Argentina as soldiers and missionaries in the early colonial times. As with other groups, they later established their own communities and services to help promote their culture. Some good references for information on where they settled and there history are the following:
* ** Murray, Thomas. ''The Story of the Irish in Argentina.'' New York: J.P. Kennedy, 1919. (FHL film 1279286 item 2.) ** Coghlan, Eduardo Antonio. ''Los Irlandeses: apuntes para la historia y la genealogía de las familias Irlandesas establecidas en la República Argentina en el siglo XIX'' (The Irish: Notes on the history and genealogy of Irish families Established in the Republic of Argentina in the 19th Century). Buenos Aires: Clancy y Cíal, 1970. (FHL book 982 f2c.) ** Coghlan, Eduardo A. ''Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: su actuación y descendencia.'' (The Irish in Argentina: Their Doings and Descendants.) Buenos Aires: Abraxas, 1987. (FHL book 982 D2ce.) This book is indexed and has short genealogies of the Irish families in Argentina. <br> ** Coghlan, Eduardo Antonio. ''El Aporte de los Irlandeses a la formación de la nación Argentina.''(Contributions of the Irish in forming the nation of Argentina). Buenos Aires: Imprents El Vuelo de Fénix, 1982. (FHL book 982 W2c.) This book includes the Irish that are registered in the passenger list in the Archivo General de al Nación 1822/1862 and in the published listed from the newspaper The Standard 1863–1880, listed in alphabetical order by surname and date of arrival. It also includes the Irish in the 1855 census of Buenos Aires, and the 1869 and 1995 census of several of the provinces of Argentina where the Irish settled, listing only the Irish.
=== Italians ===
There are good histories that relate the history of the Italians in Argentina. The Family History Library also has some immigration records that lists people who came into Argentina:
* ** Valais (Suisse:Canton. Conseil D’Etat. ''Documents divers concernant l’émigration el les autres papiers du Conseil d’Etat, 1829–1902'' (Diverse Documents Concerning the Emigration of the Other Papers of the Privy Council, 1829–1902). Sion, Suisse: Arcives du Canton, 1983. (FHL film 1344039–1344045.) This record has some of the Valadesien who immigrated into the area of Rio de la Plata. ** Sergi, Jorge F. ''Historia de las Italianos en la Argentina:Los Italianos y sus descendientes a través del descubriemento de América y de la historia Argentina'' (The History of the Italians in Argentina: The Italians and Their Descendants Throughout the Discovery of America and the History of Argentina). Buenos Aires: Editora Italo Argentina, 1940. (FHL book 982 F2i; film 0908853 item 2).
=== Jews ===
It is estimated that at present there are more than 300,000 Jews in Argentina today. For references on the Jews check the following:
* ** Avni, Haim. ''Argentina and the Jews: a history of Jewish immigration.''Tuscaloosa: the University of Alabama Press, 1991. (FHL book 982 F2a.) ** Lewin, Boleslao. ''La colectividad Judía en la Argentina'' (The Jewish community in Argentina). Buenos Aires: Alzamor Editores, 1974. (FHL book 982 F2Le.)
=== Welsh ===
Beginning in 1865 many Welsh settlers left Wales and settled in Argentina. For additional details see:
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=== Native Races ===
The Spaniards created the reducciones, which were Indians missions or small villages, usually run by the Jesuits or Franciscan, for the protection of the Indians. Some of the early reducciones were established in the northeast of the country in Concepción, Candelaria, San Javier, Apóstoles, Santa Ana, La Cruz, Santo Tomé, San Miguel, San Ignacio Mini, Corpus, Tubichmini, and Santiago del Baradero. Others were established later. Some of these reducciones were successful, but others were short lived.
The Family History Library does have Indians censuses in the collection for Argentina. Some of these are censuses of the Indian populations who lived in old tax district of Misiones province in the viceroyalty of La Plata. This district is now part of Missiones province, Argentina. Old Misiones province also included the modern states of Paraguay and Uruguay:
* ** Padrones, 1657–1801 (Censuses, 1657–1801). Buenos Aires: Archivo General de la Nación, 1992. (FHL film 1840693–840702, 1840706.)
Censuses were also taken of the Indian populations who lived in some of the old tax districts of the Viceroylty of La Plata. Census documents that form part of the "Interior" collection of the Argentine National Archive in Buenos Aires include:
* ** Padrones, 1780–1807 (Censuses, 1780–1807). Buenos Aires: Archivo General de la Nación, 1992. (FHL film 1840704–5, 1840707–9.)
=== Spaniards ===
The Spanish people have been in Argentina since the beginning of colonial times. After the independence of Argentina from Spain, immigration to the country slowed down considerably. In the middle to late–1800s Spaniards again started to immigrate to Argentina in large numbers. Today many Argentinians have Spanish ancestry. Some books about the Spaniards in Argentina are:
<br> * ** Monner Sans, Ricardo. Los Catalanes en la Argentina (Catalans in Argentina). Buenos Aires: Imprenta y Casa Editora "Coni", 1927. (FHL book 982 F2mc.)
Actas de licensia para ausentarse en ultramar: <br>
* ** 1845 – 1931 ( Licenses granted for residence outside of Spain: 1845–1931). La Coruña, Spain: Archivo Municipal de Betanzos, 1993. (FHL film 1881381.)
These records list permission given to the people from the municipality of Betanzos for emigration to places outside of Spain, primarily to Cuba and Argentina. Berenguer Carisomo, Arturo. España en la Argentina: ensayo sobre una contribución a la cultural nacional (Spanish in Argentina:
* ** Essay on a Contribution to the Culture of Argentina). Buenos Aires: Club Español, 1953. (FHL book 982 F 2e.) **