Emigration To place these links in
a global context go to the casahistoria home site on
emigration from Europe.
Latin American immigration
Entry Data 1821-60. Useful site based on data taken
by volunteers from the official immigration records
Immigration to Argentina This is the Spanish page which has
much more data and detail on individual immigrant groups then
the English version.
Religious Immigration to Argentina (1850-1950) Concise
articles (all footnoted and sourced) on German, Belgian,
Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian & Polish
priests, monks and religious groups who came to Argentina.
Inmigración Range of photos showing the immigration
reception process just before World War 1. Commentary in Spanish.
(the ads seem to have taken over somewhat!!)
Argentina: History, Immigration Detailed site on
immigration. Looks at the origins of the 19th/20th century
Día del Inmigrante (Immigrants day) Official site
from the Ministerio de Educación de la Nación. This
connects to the extensive (Spanish) link page
Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires,
1850–1930. By J C. Moya. Book review, but it provides a
structural framework for looking at immigration to Argentina in
the 19th & 20th centuries from Europe.
Migration of Ethnic Groups within Cordoba Province (Argentina)
during Political Crises Following the Colonial Period by
Sonia E. Colantonio & Vicente Fuster Very area and time
specific academic paper analyzes the composition and pattern of
migration within Cordoba province during the period of the
Argentinean wars of independence using information provided by
the census of 1813.
Links to Communities in Argentina Links to the websites of
the many different immigrant communities in modern Argentina.
Wide range of emails, addresses and phone numbers, but
unfortunately any link listed will need to be copied & pasted as
they are not hyperlinked in the text.
European Immigration. 1880 - 1914 English overview article
from the National Immigration Museum, Argentina.
Unfortunately links on the page to further official sites are
South American Immigration: Argentina by Wanda A.
Velez of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. A detailed, well
documented and supported essay. Good data at the end.
Argentina Emigration and Immigration Very useful site
offering contacts for searching family immigrants to Argentina.
Includes an overview history of immigration to Argentina.
Provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and
is one of the largest Argentina ancestry databases in the world.
It is free to use and you are under no obligation nor do you
have to be affiliated with the church to use the search
Búsqueda Del Arribo De Inmigrantes / Immigrant Arrival
A searchable database of the original immigrant Books of Landing
(now digitised) for the port of Buenos Aires.
Entry Procedures, Buenos Aires Good clear description of the
development of the entry facilities in Buenos Aires's Ellis
Island - the Hotel de Inmigrantes. From the RAWK Volga German
site but most of the second part of the page is applicable to
Continental European immigrants
European Case Studies Provided by Dickinson University PA,
these are valuable personal stories, aural & video witness
accounts of immigrants from continental Europe to Argentina.
Immigration page of the Polish White eagle (elaguilablanca)
Gender Identity in Life Histories: Bulgarian and Spanish Women
in Comodoro Rivadavia by María José Garrido and María Laura
A different kind of multinational
Brief, introductory descriptions of immigrants from Hungary;
Ukraine; Czech & Slovak Republics;
Slovenia & Romania ; Lithuania ; Croatia by M Soltys for
the Buenos Aires Herald (1998)
Portuguese & Spanish
Paradise That Never Was: Dutch Immigrants in Argentina
Interesting paper which describes Dutch immigration to Argentina
during the final phase of the great European migration, and
compares it with the Dutch movement to the United States. By
Robert P. Swierenga, Research Professor, A.C. Van Raalte
Institute, Michigan, USA
3. Immigrants from Great
Britain & the British Empire
Brits in South America Database Good specific
information with full links to individual family histories at
individual family histories in Argentina, Chile and elsewhere in
- The British Presence in
Southern Patagonia /La Presencia Británica en la Patagonia
Austral Duncan Campbell's thorough bilingual web-site
dedicated to the history of British settlement in the far south
of the Americas. Good data access.
Visual History of
Southern Patagonia by Duncan S. Campbell, Gladys
Grace. Images of early life in southern Patagonia, from 1898 to
1950 — photographs of people in various settings; buildings;
transportation; maps; postcards; certificates; letters; coins
and tokens etc. dual English and Spanish versions
- British Settlers in
Argentina Studies in 19th century emigration—Jeremy
Howat A very well documented and produced resource containing
not just documented history but also birth/death data on
immigrant case study groups and huge amounts of data on
provincial settlement by Brits. If you are looking just for a
quick data overview to find something specific, go to the
sitemap page to see just how extensive this recently
revamped site is. A real gem for researchers. Pages include:
- Anglican church birth/death/marriage records in
Province of Buenos Aires,
Pioneering days Three contemporary items about
life for the new immigrants: Servitude on an estancia, 1890;
Attacks by wild gauchos, 1872; The struggle to get started, 1888
Greywall site contains many interesting documents on
the British community in the 19th century, including,
Yellow Fever Epidemic, Buenos Aires, 1871
(Telling the story of the outbreak from contemporary documents)
Frederick John Knight-Adkin a biography of an
Scots in Argentina Arnold Morrison's web site has two
main purposes. Firstly, to provide an introduction to the story
of the emigrants and to suggest ways in which to research their
lives in the new country; and secondly, to give lists of Scots,
drawn from various publications and from records held in
Argentina and elsewhere.
The Boers of South Africa
British settlement of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands
Century Irish Emigration to Argentina Prof. David
Barnwell Department of Spanish & Portuguese Columbia University
New York The text of a lecture given some years ago at the
Columbia University Irish Studies. A lecture account, not
referenced but a good narrative.
Irish Argentine Historical Society An excellent
magazine style site. Very useful and comprehensive examination
of the Irish presence in Argentina. Professional presentation.
Well supported with primary and documentary evidence. Good
articles including the well researched
Finding an Irish Ancestor Using Argentine Records Very
useful research pages from FamilySearch providing an overall
background emigration history as well as indicating where to
look for records.
for Irish Latin American Studies. Useful source of
well written and researched articles including:
The Children of the Diaspora:
Irish Schools and Educators in Argentina, 1850-1950
by María José Roger. Keep visiting, this regularly adds articles
to its site
- Aspects of Irish immigration
to Argentina: Land, lambs, churches Article by
Michael John Geraghty describing different elements of Irish
immigration and settlements in Argentina
Argentina: Land of Broken Promises By Michael John
Geraghty Buenos Aires Herald, 1999.
Los Irlandeses en la Argentina (The Irish in
Argentina) by Pat Nally, Secretary, Longford-Westmeath Argentina
Society. In English, despite the title. detailed article,
placing Irish immigration in its broader argentine context. This
article was originally published in Familia, journal of the
Ulster Historical Foundation (volume 2, no. 8, 1992). Published
The Westmeath connection with Argentina Shows how
Tens of thousands of Argentinians can trace their ancestry back
to the Irish Midlands.
Rodolfo Walsh, An Argentine Irishman, By Michael John
Geraghty, Buenos Aires Herald, 2002
4. African Argentines
Technically not European immigrants, but
originally transported to the region by the Europeans...
National identity, nationhood and immigration in Argentina,
1810-1930 lengthy essay by Jeane DeLaney for the
Stanford Humanities Electronic Review, 1997. The first part
looks at nineteenth- century understandings of nationality in
Argentina. Focusing on the thought of prominent intellectuals
and political leaders, it examines how the view of Argentina as
a political association meshed with Romantic notions of national
character to shape the nation’s notoriously liberal immigration
and naturalization policies. Section II traces the emergence of
early twentieth-century cultural nationalism, looking at ways in
which massive immigration and the waning interest in democratic
ideals transformed traditional views of the immigrant. A final
section extends the discussion of cultural nationalism’s
political implications by looking at the ideas of the movement’s
harshest critics: the leaders of the Argentine Socialist Party.
Why Not In Australia? Immigration and Economic Growth
in the Age of Mass Migration. Argues that the Australian
immigrant experience & effect was closer to that of Argentina
than the other "white" immigrant lands such as USA, Canada. By
Susan B. Carter and Richard Sutch, Department of Economics,
University of California, Riverside
Unlike in the other "white" immigrant states, mass immigration was
not followed by internal expansion, rather in the case of Argentina,
mass European immigration was used to consolidate the internal
expansion and existing political structure that had already taken
place. ie immigrants worked for service industries based in Buenos
Aires or were employed by existing estanciero landowners. They did
not form a new smallholding class as in the US and Australia... This
has radical consequences for 20th century political stability. But
that is another story.....
Patagonia's People: The Colonists Tourist site, but
indicates how unsettled large tracts of the country remained.
The Welsh are covered.
The Political Origins of the Argentine Crisis This
article indicates how the development of client-patron
relationships firstly on the land, then in the early 20th
century in the cities continued a caudillo structure of
political development, despite mass immigration. By Mauricio
Rojas Associate Professor in Economic History at Lund
Argentine Literature and the 'Conquest of the Desert', 1872-1896
A very academic article by Jens Andermann, Birkbeck College
looking at the role of literature in representing the military
conquest. If you persevere with the article it does show the
literature as supporting military conquest rather than as
indicating a new frontier for a new society. Interesting images.
War over Disputed Settlement: The Falklands/Malvinas war
- The British: End of Empire in
the Slaughterhouse -
Fábrica Colόn & Corned Beef Article about Fábrica
Colόn, now Pueblo Liebig, the frigorífico across the river
Uruguay from the Fray Bentos Anglo Corned beef factory. Good
history of the plant and an outline of their position today.
Pictures of Fray Bentos Anglo plant today. By Andrew
Graham-Yooll, senior editor, Buenos Aires Herald.
- The British in Argentina:
End of Empire: la Forestal. Article on the rise and
demise of the Forestal Land, Timber and Railways Company by
Argentina from a British Point of View - notes on Argentine Life
Gutenberg project. Very useful. This is the complete book, as
edited & published in 1910 by CP Ogilvie. Tells the story in
depth - estancia life, city life of the Anglo families, climate,
entertainment, travel, life in the army. Well indexed and
supported with photos, charts and figures. A real gem!
The Evolution of Bilingual Schools in Argentina
Interesting look at the educational curiosity presented by the
large numbers of bilingual schools in the country. Shows
historical roots clearly within an academic framework (although
less of an emphasis on looking critically at the evolution of
the schools within the wider educational & social development of
Argentina.) By Cristina Banfi & Raymond Day (2004). Google Book
Links to Communities in Argentina Links to the
websites of the many different immigrant communites in modern
the core casahistoria european emigration sites:
Case Study 1: USA & Canada
Case Study 2: Argentina
Case Study 3: Australia