Argentina Ancestry Archive Permits Tracking of Ancestors' Arrival #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen



As reported by the Buenos Aires Times the Centre for Latin American Migration Studies (CEMLA) has created a database helping to discover how Argentine ancestors arrived in the country. It covers 160 years—1800 to 1960.

The database comprises over 4.4 million people in total, featuring information on 200 countries of origin, over 75 years of records up to 1960, and over 3,500 vessels where they travelled to settle in this country.


Go to:

You will be asked for the full name of the person whose history you are seeking.


You need to complete the CAPTCHA test (the alphanumerical code appearing in the screen) and click on “buscar” (search) to pick up your information.


The website is in Spanish. If you use Chrome as your browser it will automatically translate. If not using Chrome use a translation site such as DeepL translator  or Google translate















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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee