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The information found 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.
 
The information found 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.
  
As of 20 December 2016 this collection included records from the following parishes:
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As of 14 February 2018 this collection included records from the following parishes:
  
 
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=== Reading These Records ===   
 
=== Reading These Records ===   
These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading
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For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
These Records]] for translation helps.
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]  
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]<br><br>
  
 
===To Browse This Collection===
 
===To Browse This Collection===
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==   
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==   
  
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
 
*Your ancestor's given name and surname
 
*Your ancestor's given name and surname
 
*Identifying information such as residence
 
*Identifying information such as residence
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=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1469065 Collection Page]. <br>
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{{Search Collection Link
#Fill in the search boxes on the '''Collection Page''' with the information you have<br>
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| CID=CID1469065
#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
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}}
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=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1469065|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
'''{{RecordSearch|1469065|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
 
 
# Select '''Parish'''
 
# Select '''Parish'''
 
# Select '''Section Number''' to view the images <br>
 
# Select '''Section Number''' to view the images <br>
 
=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
 
 
For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
 
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
 
*[[Argentina Language and Languages]]<br><br>
 
  
 
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1469065 Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1469065 Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names  
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing this Collection|Citing this Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image 
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*Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate [[Argentina Church Records]] and [[Argentina Land and Property]] records  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate [[Argentina Church Records]] and [[Argentina Land and Property]] 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
 
*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 the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
 
*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
 
 
*Consult the [[Argentina Record Finder]] to find other records
 
*Consult the [[Argentina Record Finder]] to find other records
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*A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions 
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names or [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations]
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records
  
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
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;Collection Citation:  
 
;Collection Citation:  
  
"Argentina, Capital Federal, censo, 1855." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (Census Directive Commission. General Archive of the Nation, Buenos Aires. <br>  
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"Argentina, Capital Federal, censo, 1855." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2018. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (Census Directive Commission. General Archive of the Nation, Buenos Aires. <br>  
  
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Location of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Location of Argentina
Record Description
Record Type: Federal
Collection years: 1855
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Censo de 1855 de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Ministerio del Interior


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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. Each parish was subdivided into barracks and blocks.

The information found 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.

As of 14 February 2018 this collection included records from the following parishes:

Parish
Balvanera
Barracas al Norte
Cañuelas
Catedral del Norte
Catedral Sud
La Piedad
Monserrat
Para Campo
Pilar
San Miguel
San Nicolas
San Pedro Gonzalez Telmo
Socorro

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Section Number to view the images

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate Argentina Church Records and Argentina Land and Property records
  • 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 the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Argentina Record Finder to find other records
  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names or Spanish name abbreviations
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Argentina, Capital Federal, censo, 1855." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Citing Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires (Census Directive Commission. General Archive of the Nation, Buenos Aires.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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