I digress from last week in two ways. First, I really want to get back to information literacy, because I think it is important. Most of you probably think it's just a fancy term for finding and obtaining information, but it's an important concept...I promise I'll get back to it. Second, I found a really cool website for Italian immigrants coming into Argentina that I want to highlight. I understand that this blog is for Hispanic genealogy, and Italians don't fall into that category, but this is an important resource for our Argentine readers.
Site and What it Contains
The website is: http://barcosdeagnelli.com.ar/and to get to the good stuff you will want to click on: Fundacion Agnelli located on the right side of the screen. You will have to register to get access to the database, which is free.
The site has a database of 1, 020,000 Italian immigrants that arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 1882 and 1920. The index contains the following information:
- Full name of the immigrant
- Marital status
- Port of embarkation (where they left from)
- Name of the ship the immigrant traveled on
- Date of arrival in Argentina
- Travel compartment