Census Records for Latin American and the Hispanic United States
by Lyman D. Platt
This is the largest and most complete survey of census records available for Latin America and the Hispanic population of the U. S.
The result of exhaustive research in Hispanic archives, this book contains a listing of approximately 4,000 separate censuses--each listed by country and alphabetically by locality, province, year, and reference locator. The enormous number of census records identified by Dr. Platt in the course of his 25-year investigation will surprise and delight the serious researcher--none more so than the family historian researching his or her Hispanic roots. At least one major census was taken in every colony of the Spanish Empire during the Colonial period (1492-1825), although not all of these documents have been preserved. The amount of material available to genealogists and family historians produced during this period of time is the largest accumulation of demographic information available for any major region of the world. Anyone even slightly interested in identifying the early inhabitants of Latin America and the Hispanic United States will find this book absolutely indispensable.
198 pp., paperback, 1998, ISBN 0-8063-1555-5