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NOTE: To determine which digital records are likely to be found within a collection or to find missing images, see, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records (56000).

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering a microfilm or microfiche (55678). To view films, see Finding a family history center near you (54018).

Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer #1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Adjuntas > Nacimientos 1914-1922 is missing birth records dated from 3 Jul 1918 - 5 Mar 1919 and 26 Jan 1920 - 30 Sep 1920. In addition, two records for 10 – 11 November 1916 can be found out of sequence on Images 1749-1750 of 2843. Image 1830 indicates that the records are in “Mal Estado” or bad shape.
  • Aguadilla > Defunciones 1904-1908 is missing page 485 between Images 1972-1973. The image is not available on microfilm.
  • Cabo Rojo >
    Defunciones 1885
    Defunciones 1885-1886
    Natimuertos 1945-1951
    Natimuertos 1946-1951
    Natimuertos 1951-1961
    Natimuertos 1961-1991

All the records are not online. Order Film 1995611.

  • Cabo Rojo > Natimuertos 1941-1951 records for Item 9 of Film 1995610 are not available online.
  • Ciales > Nacimientos 1890-1895 L. 7-12 has missing pages and pages out of sequence. For example
Image 2284 of 2487 is missing Folio 55, and
Images 2434-2442 (Folios 62-69) belong between Images 2289-2290.
  • Comerío > Indice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 and Nacimientos 1899-1906 are missing portions of Libro 11 and portions of the index for Libro 11.
  • Corozal >
Índice de Nacimientos 1924-1931
Indice de Nacimientos 1930
Matrimonios 1888-1891
Matrimonios 1891-1896
Matrimonios 1896-1902
Matrimonios 1905-1908
Nacimientos 1930 (the missing image is located in Índice de Nacimientos 1930 > Image 1 of 24)
All the browse points are missing the last image. Order Film 1934228.
  • Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1924-1931 are located in Defunciones 1924-1930 and Defunciones 1930-1933.
  • Humacao > Nacimientos 1885-1890 is missing Libro 5 (Records between Feb 1889 and Dec 1890) and Libro 3 is duplicated in its place (Images 1504 to 1964 are duplicates of images 766-1230). View the names from Libro 5 in Humacao > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1926.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1886-1896 is missing pages 452 through 459 between Images 2110- 2111.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1893-1887 is missing pages 452 through 459 from Item 5 between Images 2110 and 2111. The pages are not available on microfilm.
  • Lajas > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 is missing Pages 192-193 between Images 95-96. The pages are not available on microfilm.
  • Maricao > Defunciones 1896-1904 actually contains the same records included in Arroyo > Nacimientos 1906-1932. Order Film 2052913.
  • Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1950-1952 > Image 2 starts with Death Certificate No. 29. Death Certificate No. 1-28 for deaths from between 3 March 1950 and 1 May 1950 are located in the browse point Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1949-1950 > Image 98 – 126 of 126.
  • San Juan > Nacimientos 1885-1889 (incluye los sectores Catedral, San Francisco, y San Juan Viejo) > Image 273 of 2160 is missing page 228.
  • San Sebastian > Defunciones 1914-1924, L. 26-33 is missing pages 378 and 379 between Images 962-363.

Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (browse point) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer #2: The following list of known browse point discrepancies describes the event type or year range that actually exist in this collection:

  • Aguas Buenas > Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1929 (mayo) should read as Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1931 (julio).
  • Bayamón >
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Abril - Cintró Zayas
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Chamberlain Jiménez - Hermida
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Hernández - Musa
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Naaldik - Rives Vega
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Rivera Addina - Siemer Verrier
Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Sierra - Zurita García

All the year span should be 1978-1990.

  • Coamo > Indice de Defunciones 1931-1974 year span should be 1931-1989.
  • Corozal > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1924 should only include Item 3, not Items 3 and 4; Item 4 (Image 232 of 439) should be a new browse point Matrimonios 1885-1894.
  • Florida > Índice de Matrimonios 1931-1950 year span should be 1931-1994.
  • Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 --Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 – Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 – Indice de defunciones should read as Gurabo > Nacimientos y Indice de Nacimientos 1922-1931 (Images 4-2512) - Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 (Images 2513-2681) – Indice de defunciones 1931-1999 (Images 2682-2840).
  • Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (item 6-8 fuera de orden cronologico) -- Indices de nacimientos 188 should read as Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (ítem 6-8 fuera de orden cronológico) -- Indices de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indices de matrimonios 1885-1965.
  • Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1885-1923 year span should be 1885-1924.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1885-1893 should read as Defunciones 1885-1893, Nacimientos 1889-1890.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1886-1896 should read as Defunciones 1886-1896, Nacimientos 1893-1894.
  • Ponce > Natimuertos, 1931-1934 year span should be 1931-1935.
  • San Germán > Matrimonios 1867-1873 only contains 9 images of marriages and the remaining images are a mixture of passports, municipality and residency records.

Question #3: The record detail page is linked to the wrong image. How can I find the correct image?
Answer #3: From the rbecord detail page, use the Event Date and Event Place information to find the correct image y using the right or left scroll arrow.

Question #4: The images in several browse points are in disarray. Please itemize the contents of the browse points?
Answer #4: The browse points below have been identified as being especially disorganized:

  •  Gurabo > Matrimonios 1937-1950 – Defunciones 1885-1889.
1. Matrimonios 1937-1950
Item 1: Images 4-203 Matrimonios Libro 5, Apr 1937-Sep 1939
Item 2: Images 204-401 Matrimonios Libro 6, 9/7/1939-9/30/1940
Item 3: Images 402-601 Matrimonios Libro 7, 9/30/1940-5/7/1942
Item 4: Images 602-898 Matrimonios Libro 8, 5/13/1942-6/14/1944
Item 5: Images 899-1180 Matrimonios Libro 9, 6/21/1944-3/18/1946
Item 6: Images 1181-1474 Matrimonios Libro 10, 3/21/1946-6-31/1948
Item 7: Images 1475-1755 Matrimonios Libro 11, 7/6/1948-12/26/1950
2. Defunciones 1885-1889
Item 8: Images 1756-2061 Defunciones Libro 1, 1885-1886 (image title is incorrectly stated as 1886-1887), and most of the documents are too light to even read
Item 9: Images 2062-2459 Defunciones Libro 2, 1886-1887 (preceded by an index)
Item 10: Images 2460-2886 Defunciones Libro 3, 1887-1889 (preceded by an index)
  • Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 -- Indice de defunciones.
    1. Nacimientos 1921-1931
    Item 1: Images 4-337 Nacimientos Libro 21 1922-1923
    Item 2: Images 338-616 Nacimientos Libro 22 1923-1924
    Item 3: Images 617-972 Nacimientos Libro 23 1924-1927 (preceded with an index)
    Item 4: Images 973-1337 Nacimientos Libro 24 1927-1928 (preceded with an index)
    Item 5: Images 1338-1710 Nacimientos Libro 25 1928-1929 (preceded with an index)
    Item 6: Images 1711-2068 Nacimientos Libro 26 1929-1931 (preceded with an index)
    Item 7: Images 2069-2246 Nacimientos Libro 27 1931 (preceded with an index)
    2. Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931
    Item 8: Images 2247-2349 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1909
    Item 9: Images 2350-2512 Indice de nacimientos 1910-1931
    Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963
    Item 10: Images 2513-2578 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1931
    Item 11: Images 2579-2680 Indice de matrimonios 1931-1963
    3. Indice de defunciones 1931-1999
    Item 12: Images 2681-2840 Indice de defunciones 1931-1999.
  • Mayagüez > Índice de … associated with Film 1934728 are all incorrectly allocated in the following browse points:
    Índice de Defunciones 1980-1994 should include 004533716_00005-00565 (Item 1)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1911-1923 should include 004533716_00569-00646 (Item 2)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1923-1931 should include 004533716_00650-00727 (Item 3)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1931-1932 should include 004533716_00731-00782 (Item 4)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1932-1952:
    Items 5-10 contains Índice de Matrimonio with no years specified (cannot confirm 1932-1943)
    Item 11 contains Índice de Matrimonio 1944-1952 on 004533716_01136-01271
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1886
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1907
    Item 12 contains Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1907 starting on 004533716_01274 – the three browse points need to be combined into one.
    Índice de Nacimientos 1907-1913 should include 004533716_01526-01660 O1526-01660 (Item 13)
    Índice de Nacimientos 1913-1924 should include 004533716_01664-01897O1664-01897 (Item 14)
    Índice de Nacimientos 1925-1928 should include 004533716_01901-02009 (Item 15)
    Índice de Nacimientos 1928-1935 should include 004533716_01901-02251 (Item 16)
Until the problem is resolved, order Film 1934728 to correctly comprehend the indices.
  • San Lorenzo > Defunciones 1985-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961 -- Indice de defunciones
Item 1 Images 4-553 - Defunciones 1985-1989
Item 2 Images 554-1022 - Defunciones 1990-1993
Item 3 Images 1023-1425 - Defunciones 1993-1996
Item 4 Images 1426-1914 - Defunciones 1996 – 1999
Item 5 Images 1915-2014 - Defunciones 1999-2000
Item 6 Images 2015-2172 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (A-M)
Item 7 Images 2173-2323 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (M-Z)
Item 8 Images 2324-2470 - Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961
Item 9 Images 2471-2635 - Indice de defunciones 1888-1831
Item 10 Images 2636-2674 - Indice de defunciones 1931-1933
Item 11 Images 2675-2731 - Indice de defunciones 1934-1941
Item 12 Images 2732-2784 - Indice de defunciones 1942-1946
Item 13 Images 2785-2832 - Indice de defunciones 1947-1952
Item 14 Images 2833-2882 - Indice de defunciones 1953-1987
Item 15 Images 2883-2930 - Indice de defunciones 1988, 1995-1998
  • Yabucoa > Defunciones 1995-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 -- Indices de defunciones.
    1. Defunciones 1991-2000
    Item 1: Images 5-480 Defunciones 11 Jul 1991 #0320-54 a 19 Sep 1995 #0320-88
    Item 2: Images 481-916 Defunciones 11 Jun 1995 #0320-89 a 30 Dec 1998 #0320-122
    Item 3: Images 917-1105 Defunciones (Libro 48) 3 Jan 1999 #0320-1 to 2 Jun 2000 #0320-66
    2. Indice de nacimientos
    Item 4: Images 1106-1260 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from A - Q
    Item 5: Images 1261-1351 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from R - Z
    3. Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977
    Item 6: Images 1352-1610 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 A-Z
    4. Indices de defunciones 1885-2000
    Item 7: Images 1611-1865 Indices de defunciones 1885 a 7-30-1921 A - Z; last 2 pages are additional “C” entries
    Item 8: Images 1866-2116 Indices de defunciones 4-20-1920 a 7-2-1952 A - Z
    Item 9: Images 2117-2245 Indices de defunciones 7-14-1952 a 2000 A - Z
    5. Nati-muertos 1919-1931 (Stillbirths or Infant deaths)
    Item 10: Images 2246-2391 Nati-muertos (Libro Especial 1919-1922)
    Item 11: Images 2392-2498 Nati-muertos (Libro 1 1922-1925)
    Item 12: Images 2499-2604 Nati-muertos (Libro 2 1925-1928)
    Item 13: Images 2605-2708 Nati-muertos (Libro 3 1928-1931)

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