Scots in Argentina and Patagonia
Posted April 17, 2012 10:49 am by Hazel Stewart
During the nineteenth century a few thousand Scots emigrated to Argentina, mainly the area of Patagonia. They were to play a significant role in the economic community, with many starting businesses or sheep farms. Arnold Morrison has written ‘Scots in Argentina and Patagonia Austral 1800-1950‘, which is available in the library. It is a useful resource for individuals researching their Scots-Argentinian ancestors or descendants. It provides a history of the Scots in Argentina as well as descriptions of their communities. It also provides information on the types of records that survive, including baptisms, marriages and burials and census records.