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Latin America Censuses and Voter lists

This week, I am comparing the census and voter lists collections for Latin America.

FindMyPast only has census collections from Australia & New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, so it hasn’t been included in this comparison

Website Name of collection Number of records Images
MyHeritage 1855 Argentina Capital Federal Census 132,590 Includes images
FamilySearch Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 132,765 Includes images
Ancestry Argentina, Buenos Aires City Census, 1855 (in Spanish)  132,765 Includes images
MyHeritage 1869 Argentina National Census 1,762,093 Includes images
FamilySearch Argentina, National Census, 1869 1,791,970 Includes images
Ancestry Argentina, National Census, 1869 (in Spanish) 1,791,970 Includes images
MyHeritage 1895 Argentina National Census 3,888,936 Includes images
FamilySearch Argentina, National Census, 1895 3,888,939 Includes images
Ancestry Argentina, National Census, 1895 (in Spanish) 3,888,939 Includes images
MyHeritage Costa Rica, Electoral Rolls, 2011 – 2014 3,216,555 Index only
MyHeritage 1877 Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala Census 21,144 Includes images
FamilySearch Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Census, 1877 21,173 Includes images
Ancestry Guatemala, Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, Censo, 1877 (in Spanish) 21,173 Includes images
FamilySearch Mexico National Census, 1930 1,291,325,721 Includes images
Ancestry 1930 Mexico National Census (in Spanish) 12,875,759 Includes images
FamilySearch Peru, Municipal Census, 1831-1866 Browse only Includes images
MyHeritage Venezuela Voter Lists, 2006 – 2007 17,385,381 Index only
FamilySearch Central America, Colonial Records, 1607-1902 Browse only Includes images
Ancestry Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834 2,980,774 Includes images
Ancestry Central America, Colonial Census Records (in Spanish 141,202 Includes images (appears to be browse only)

A comparison of the collections shows that the collections at Ancestry and FamilySearch are similar.  Ancestry has one collection FamilySearch doesn’t have – Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1813-1834, while FamilySearch has one collection Ancestry doesn’t have – Peru, Municipal Census, 1831-1866

MyHeritage has two collections that don’t appear to be available elsewhere

  • Costa Rica, Electoral Rolls, 2011 – 2014
  • Venezuela Voter Lists, 2006 – 2007

 

,Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/?photo=j0OrqIdjyQw Photo by Isabella Alves

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