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Getting started with Dominican Republic research

The Dominican Republic is a country occupying the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola Island in the  West Indies, while the western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti.[1] Hispaniola Island is one of the Greater Antilles Islands on the northern edge of the Caribbean Sea helping to separate it from the North Atlantic Ocean. The island lies between Cuba on the west and Puerto Rico on the east. See the CIA World Factbook article about the Domincan Repulic. 

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Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de República Dominicana en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí. Véase el enlace en la parte inferior de la página.

(Translated into English: If you understand Spanish
We invite you to search for information in Spanish in the Dominican Republic page in Spanish FamilySearch wiki. We also invite you to share useful information there. See the link at the bottom of the page.)

Jurisdictions

Administrative divisions:

31 provinces (provincias singular - provincia) and 1 district* (distrito);
Azua
Bahoruco
Barahona
Dajabon
Distrito Nacional*
Duarte
El Seibo
Elias Pina
Espaillat
Hato Mayor
Independencia
La Altagracia
La Romana
La Vega
Maria Trinidad Sanchez
Monsenor Nouel
Monte Cristi
Monte Plata
Pedernales
Peravia
Puerto Plata
Salcedo
Samana
San Cristobal
San Jose de Ocoa
San Juan
San Pedro de Macoris
Sanchez Ramirez
Santiago
Santiago Rodriguez
Santo Domingo
Valverde

Provinces of the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Archives

The website for the Archives of the Dominican Republic is in Spanish with no option to be displayed in English, but it appears they at least have a catalog of materials available and may have some online data.  There is an email address provided for inquiries.

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References

  1. Dominican Republic - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic [accessed December 28, 2011]

 

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