Argentina Emigration and Immigration
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How to Find the Recprds[edit | edit source]
Online Records[edit | edit source]
- 1821-1871 Entradas y salidas de pasajeros, 1821-1871, lists for disembarkation at and embarkation from the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Includes some passports.
- 1822-1889 Irish to Argentina (1822-1889)
- 1822-1929 Irish Passengers to Argentina (1822-1929)
- 1882-1920 Barcos de Agnelli Passenger lists 1882-1920
- 1882-1950 Immigration Records of Argentina, index
- 1882-1960 Ships arrived to the Port of Buenos Aires between 1882 and 1960, index by ship. Click on the name of the ship to view the list of passengers. Not complete.
- 1890-1960 Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960 at FindMyPast; index & images ($); includes those with Destination of Argentina
- 1904-1914 Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914 at MyHeritage; index & images ($); includes those with Destination of Argentina
- 1920-1939 Germany, Bremen Emigration Lists, 1920-1939 at MyHeritge; index & images ($); includes those with Destination of Argentina
- 1921-1939 Reseñas de pasaportes de varios consulados, 1921-1939; images only - includes those in Argentina
- 19th Century Entrada de Pasajeros a Argentina (Passenger entry to Argentina, XIX century)
- Ancestros Argentineos Information on Argentine immigration in Argentina.
- Apellidos Argentineos Databases and other information regarding Argentine immigrants in Argentina
- British Settlers in Argentina and Uruguay
- CEMLA Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos Database of immigrant arrivals in Argentina.
- Gen Francesa Helps and links to databases for French immigrants to South America.
- Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 20,000+ Passenger Manifests in 20 Volumes plus numerous other passengers listed in Special Projects.
- Irish Settlers in Argentina
- The data banks on Argentine emigrants to the United States, Argentina and Brazil (Cerca_Le_Tue_Radici: registri di sbarco delle navi giunte nei porti di New York, Buenos Aires e Vitoria, limitatamente ai passeggeri di nazionalità italiana.
Finding the Town of Origin in Argentina[edit | edit source]
If you are using emigration/immigration records to find the name of your ancestors' town in Argentina, see Argentina Finding Town of Origin for additional research strategies.
Argentina Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]
"Emigration" means moving out of a country. "Immigration" means moving into a country. (See Immigration into Argentina.)
Emigration and immigration sources list the names of people leaving (emigrating) or arriving (immigrating) in the country. These sources may be passenger lists, permissions to emigrate, or records of passports issued. The information in these records may include the emigrants’ names, ages, occupations, destinations, and places of origin or birthplaces. Sometimes they also show family groups.
Immigration into Argentina[edit | edit source]
- After independence was won, the government encouraged immigration. Free land, tools and animals were given to these new colonists if they would work on the land for five years.
- In 1824, the Commission of Immigration began advertising to attract European immigrants to create new agriculture communities in the vast open lands outside the great Buenos Aires. One of the first groups sponsored came from the British Isles in Feb 1825, departing from Glasgow and Liverpool. Some of the first Irish settled in these outskirts Buenos Aires and south of Santa Fe.
- Starting around 1853, the project to colonize took force. Immigrants with contracts settled in the provinces of Santa Fe, Chaco, and Entre Rios. In 1857, these contracts brought families from Switzerland, the Piedmont area in Argentina, and the Haute–Savoie and Savoie departments in France. Russians and Germans also began coming at this time.
- Until 1876, Santa Fe and Entre Rios were at the head of the new colonization movement.
- After this wave of contracted immigrants, other independent immigrants came.
- By 1875, 68,277 new immigrants had entered Argentina. From 1870–1890, a million and half more came. In the latter part of this period, hundreds of Russian Jewish Refugees came and settled the province of Entre Rios.
- The Welsh came and settled the southern zone of the country.
- The latest of the new arrivals were Koreans, Chinese, Taiwanese, and the Africans.
- Most immigrants to Argentina arrived at the port of Buenos Aires or crossed the Uruguay border from Montevideo.
- Entradas y Salidas de Pasajeros 1821 – 1871(Arrivals and Departures of Passengers 1821–1871). Buenos Aires: Archivo General de la Nación, 1992. (FHL film 1840670–1840684.)
Emigration[edit | edit source]
|One option is to look for records about the ancestor in the country of destination, the country they immigrated into. See links to immigration records for major destination countries below.|
Some Argentines chose to leave their country during the troubled years of government turmoil in the 1970s and 1980s. Emigrants from Argentina left records documenting their migration in the country they left as well as in the country they moved to.
Most Argentinian emigrants left through Buenos Aires or the major cities with international transportation. There are records of departures including emigration lists, passport records, and passenger lists. The information in these lists varies over time but usually includes the emigrants’ names, ages, occupations, and destinations. In addition, relationships and last residence or birthplace may be given. Passenger lists are available from the Dirección de Puertos (Administration of the Port) and for the air travel from the Dirección General de Aeronavegación (General Administration of Aviation) which comes under the Ministerio de Aeronáutica (Ministry of Aeronautics).
Other Records of Departure[edit | edit source]
People desiring to leave Argentina were required to request permission from the government. These records are available for research in the National Archives of Argentina. Other records that might have information on immigrants include:
- Permissions to emigrate.
- Newspaper announcements.
- Probates of relatives who stayed.
- Church records (annotations).
- Police Lists/ Registrations.
- Court Records.