ARGENTINA Search for Germans


Subject: ARGENTINA Search for Germans 


INFORMATION FOR GERMANS LOOKING FOR THEIR ANCESTORS IN 
ARGENTINA / INFORMATIONEN FUER DEUTSCHE, DIE IHRE AHNEN IN 
ARGENTINIEN SUCHEN:



POST ANSCHRIFT / POSTAL ADDRESS:

Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Embajada de la Republica Federal de Alemania
Casilla de Correo 2979
Correo Central
1000 Buenos Aires, Argentina

STRASSEN ANSCHRIFT / STREET ADDRESS:

Villanueva 1055
1426 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 778 2500
FAX: 778 2550
Telex: 21 668 Kennung: aabai ar

EINWANDERUNGSBEHOERDE / IMMIGRATION OFFICE:

Direccion Nacional de Migraciones
Avda. Antartida Argentina 1355
1104 Buenos Aires, Argentina

HISTORISCHE/GENEALOGISCHE/FORSCHUNGS INSTITUTE / HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGICAL/RESEARCH INSTITUTES:

Centro de Historia Familiar
Aguero 2065
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 805-6490

Instituto Argentino de Ciencias Genealogicas
Santa Fe 1731, 2 piso
1060 Buenos Aires, Argentina

(this institute is in charge of historical research, but they 
are able to offer you the services of genealogical experts who 
could research your family in Argentina)

Embassy of the United States of America
Consular Section
APO AA 34034-0001
Attn.: Barbara Hemmingway
Consul General de los Estados Unidos de America

(this place is located in Miami, FL)

Embassy of the United States of America
Consular Section
Colombia 4300
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 774-8811/9911

Consulado de la Republica Argentina
5050 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite # 210
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Attn.: Gustavo L. Beguet
Consul General Adjunto
Tel: 213/954-9155

(above consulate has an argentinian directory telephone CD-ROM. 
However, is only allowed to give out names which are older than 
70 years, in order to protect the "living".  This is  
Argentinian Law.) 

Francisco Javier Lopez
United Nations Development Programme
Argentine Foreign Office
Computer Center
Reconquista 1088 1er Piso
1003 Buenos Aires, Argentina
internet:  [email protected]
uucp:      !uunet!atina!javiar
Tel:       +54 1 315-4804 - business
Tel:       +54 1 712-2939 - home
FAX:       +54 1 315-4824   


NEWSPAPERS / ZEITUNGEN:

Argentinisches Tagesblatt
Juncal 831
1062 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 325-7150/7154/7155/7441
FAX (0054-1) 327-0421

Clarin
Corrientes 526
1043 Buenos Aires
Tel: 394-6611/6712
FAX (0054-1) 394-6611/6712 int. 3598

La Nacion
Bouchard 557
1106 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 313-1234
     314-1234
FAX: (0054-1) 313-1277 

ON-LINE SERVICES:

A quick look at English-language messages on Argentina gopher 
servers turns up these:

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Welcome to the http/gopher server of Argentina's Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs.

Please send mail to [email protected] if you have any 
suggestions or questions.

For everything related with mail delivery and service, please 
send mail to [email protected]
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(material deleted)

Postal address: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores,
                Comercio Internacional y Culto
                Reconquista 1088 - 1er Piso - INFORMATICA
                1003 Buenos Aires, Argentina

e-mail address: [email protected], [email protected]
Tel: +54 1 315 4804
FAX: +54 1 315 4824

You might try an English language e-mail query to one (or more) 
of the e-mail addresses, e.g.     [email protected]        asking 
them whom you should be asking for help re: (family name you 
are searching for)

NEWSGROUP:

soc.culture.argentina
(posting a message to this group can be very helpful)


LETTERS/BRIEFE:

Automovil Club Argentino in Charata
Av. San Martin 711
Charata 
Pcia del Chaco 
(maps and info request for town of Charata)
-Karten und Informationen ueber die Stadt Charata-

Manolo Bordon
Radio Libertad
Angel D'ombra 108
La Liguria. Chaco (3500)
Argentina
(Radio station in the town of Charata)
-Radio Station fuer Charata-

Policia Federal
Documentacion de Viaje
Moreno 1550
Capital Federal
(Bundes-Polizeibehoerde)

(Each person in Argentina, if he ever left the country, has a
passport record/exit permit with the Policia Federal.  This 
could also be the place where further pointers about the missing 
persons whereabouts could be found.)

Iglesia Evangelica Alemana
Esmeralda 160
Capital Federal
(Zentrale fuer Deutsche/Evangelische Kirchen)

Cementerio Aleman
El Cano 4530
Capital Federal
(Zentrale fuer Deutsche Friedhoefe)

NATIONAL LIBRARY / NATIONAL BIBLIOTHEK:

Biblioteca Nacional
Mexico 564
1097 Buenos Aires, Argentina

NATIONAL ARCHIVE / NATIONALES ARCHIV:

Archivo General de la Nacion
Av. Leandro N. Alem 246
1003 Buenos Aires, Argentina

RECOMMENDED BOOKS / BUECHEREMPFEHLUNGEN:


AUTHOR: Lutge, Wilhelm ... (et al)
TITLE:  Geschichte des Deutschtums in Argentinien.
        Deutsche in Argentinien / Wilhelm Lutge ... (et al.) ;
        herausgegeben vom Deutschen Klub in Buenos Aires.
EDITION: 2. Aufl.
PUB. INFO: Buenos Aires : Verlag Alemann, [1981], c1980.
DESCRIPTION: 388 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
NOTES: Earlier ed. published under title: Geschichte des 
Deutschtums in Argentinien. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 
349-357.


AUTHOR: Volberg, Heinrich.
TITLE: Auslandsdeutschtum und Drittes Reich : der Fall 
Argentinien / Heinrich Volberg.
PUB. INFO: Koeln ; Wien : Bohlau, 1981.
DESCRIPTION: xiv, 219 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 3412054801


REMARKS / BEMERKUNGEN:

In the year 1938 the Embassy in Argentina sent information
about german residents to the city of Hamburg to store.
Following that date all documentation that had been *newly*
accumulated was destroyed during the 2nd world war.
The address in Hamburg/Germany:
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
 - Staatsarchiv -
 ABC-Strasse 19
 20354 Hamburg
 Germany


OTHER LATIN AMERICAN INFORMATION ABOUT PARAGUAY / BRASILIA / 
ARGENTINA:


BOOKS / BUECHER:

South American Handbook, Fodor's, etc.
Paraguay in Pictures, Visual Geography Series, Lerner Pub. Co., 
1987.

The River Platte Republics: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Life 
World Library, Ferguson and the editors of Life, 1965. Time, 
Inc.

"Paraguay, Paradox of South America," National Geographic 
Society, Vol.162, No. 2, Aug. 1982.

A First Book About Paraguay, Lauren Comando, 54 Norwich Rd., 
Needham, MA 02192 ($8.95 pp.)

Penner,H.: Weltweite Bruderschaft,ein mennonitisches 
Geschichtsbuch, 1960,224pp. (includes South American Mennonites) $15.00

Mennoblatt
Asucion,C.deC.984, Filadelfia,
Fernheim, Paraguay.
Schriftleiter: Peter P.Klassen.

Above mentioned books are available from: 
Adalbert Goertz,12934 Buch.Trail E.,Waynesboro PA 17268-9329 
USA.
Tel: 717-762-7378 - shipping extra cost               
internet email: [email protected] OR 
[email protected]
 
"Germanic Genealogy" by Ed Brandt, et al.
(This book contains info about Germanic research worldwide
and has other stuff about South America which may help you.
It is available in the U.S. ($27 including postage and 
handling) from the:
Germanic Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 16312
St. Paul, MiN  55116-0312

"Verzeichnis der Gemeinden und Register der evangelischen 
Deutschen in Brasilien", hrsg. vom Archiv der Hansestadt Hamburg, Hamburg 
1941 (=Archiv der Hansestadt Hamburg, Bunte Reihe, Heft 2)
It is available at:
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
- Staatsarchiv -
ABC-Strasse 19
20354 Hamburg
Germany


AUTHOR: Bergmann, Gunther J.
TITLE: Auslandsdeutsche in Paraguay, Brasilien, Argentinien.
PUB. INFO: Bad Munstereif : Westkreuz, 1994.
DESCRIPTION: 256 p.
ISBN: 3929

"Abhandlungen des Hamburgischen Kolonialinstituts"
(to be found at the Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

*Die Deutschen in Argentinien zwischen Kaiserreich und 
Republik* (try interlibrary loan)

AUTHOR: Ilg, Karl.
TITLE: Das Deutschtum in Chile und Argentinien / Karl Ilg.
PUB. INFO: Wien : Osterreichische Landsmannschaft, [1982]
DESCRIPTION: 94 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
SERIES: Eckartschriften ; Heft 83


AUTHOR: Unold, Joh. (Johannes), b. 1860.
TITLE: Das Deutschtum in Chile, Ein Zeugnis erfolgreicher 
deutscher Kulturarbeit, von Dr. Johannes Unold.
PUB. INFO: Munchen, J.F. Lehmann, 1900.
DESCRIPTION: 68 p. 24 cm.
SERIES: Der Kampf um das Deutschtum, 15. Heft


NATIONAL LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES:

Biblioteca y Archivo Nacionales
Mariscal Estigarribia 95
Asuncion, Paraguay


GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATE OF CHACO:

The Chaco is a very uninviting region of South America, mostly 
in Paraguay and Argentina, but also partly in Bolivia.  It is 
often referred to as the Green Hell on Earth.  It is flat country in 
Paraguay and NE Argentina.  The Rio Paraguay separates the two 
countries for a while, before the river turns north to Brasil.  

The border between the nations then follows the Rio Pilcomayo, 
which one can walk across.  In the summertime, temperatures in 
the Chaco can reach 50C, ~125F.  There is very little rain -- 
less the farther north.  In Paraguay, the lower Chaco adjacent 
to the Rio Paraguay is a series of floodplain, which floods every 
year to a depth of a foot or two but a hundred miles in extent. 
 
It supports large populations of wildlife.  Farther west, and 
north, the Chaco supports a pygmy forest, whose trees and 
plants are armed with razor-sharp needles.  The area is uninhabitable. 
2/3 of Paraguay is Chaco, but it contains less than 2% of the 
population.  Jaguars abound -- and I'm *not* referring to 
British vehicles.  In Paraguay there are natives who have not accepted 
any contact with modern society -- they prefer to remain apart. 
 
In fact, they *insist* in  a most violent manner.
The Argentine Chaco is just as uninviting, but in Argentina 
things become more a desert the farther west towards the Andes, 
such as the Province of Jujuy (pronounced who-WHO-ee).

HISTORICAL / GESCHICHTLICHES:

Also, the Chaco War [1932-35] between Bolivia and Paraguay took 
place in an area known as the Gran Chaco, which also includes *large 
expanses of Argentine territory*. Some 100,000 men on both sides were 
casualties. So it is possible that your ancestors were involved in this war 
and never came back.

REMARKS / BEMERKUNGEN:

I was advised by the Vice Consul living in Resistencia/Chaco
that it was very common in 1923 that Germans would go 
wherever there was work to be found in the provinces of
Entre Rios, Santa Fe and some smaller amount to La Pampa.
Furthermore, there are large colonies of Germans in Paraquay
and the province of Misiones, and given the proximity of
Charata, Chaco, it was a very likely the destination for 
people, who immigrated 1923 from Hamburg/Germany to Charata, Chaco.

It also has been pointed out to me that here have been many
cases of stolen letters (in Buenos Aires), especially those
coming from abroad, which are "suspected" to contain cash or
internatinal response coupons, or even checks. Although 
newspapers not always answer the letters, Institutions like Embassies or 
the Automovil Club Argentino do answer them. However, you need a 
lot of patience and insistence.



Contributed by Brigitte Gastel Llloyd, 10/20/95
email: [email protected]