from the Camps
Eduardo A. Coghlan
Bill Meek (1987)
Genealogist. Editor of Andanzas de un Irlandés en el
Campo Porteño 1845-1864 (1981). Author of El Aporte
de los Irlandeses a la Formación de la Nación Argentina
(1982), and Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su
Actuación y Descendencia (1987), among other works.
Download the entire file (1:44:35
min., 1223 kb)
||– How did you set about researching about these
families? What sort of source material did
you use? – Well, I read ... I went through
the collections of the Irish papers, mainly
the Southern Cross and the Standard.
||The Standard was a paper that was published
by the Mulhalls,
and started publishing in 1861 until about
twenty years ago. So they had ... every time
there was a marriage or a death of an Irishman
they gave all the data, and that was meant
to do it, no?
||– But you also have a great deal of detail about
the very ships of the Irish? – Ah yes. I went
to the Archivo General de la Nación,
and I went to the books containing the ships
that arrived in Buenos Aires starting in 1830
more or less. They are not complete, and they
give all the names and the port of procedence
of the Irish.
||Then I went to the ... census, the 1869 census
and the 1895. And I took all the Irish names
and people that were certain to be Irish-born.
And then with Irish surnames, that were Argentines
but were sons or daughters of Irish people.
Files © RTÉ - This page by Edmundo Murray © Society
for Irish Latin American Studies