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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.<br><br> <!-- To edit sidebar Topics, click on edit Template:PR-sidebar at bottom of page--> {{PR-sidebar
 
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{{Click|Image:Puerto RicoOGR.png|Puerto Rico Online Genealogy Records}}
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== Featured Content  ==
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''See also FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research.]''  
 
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''See FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research.]''  
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== Research Tools  ==
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=== Research Tools  ===
  
*A [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/PuertoRico.pdf research outline for Puerto Rico] is available from Brigham Young University to aid in your research.
 
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=5931730 records collections for Puerto Rico] available on FamilySearch.org
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=5931730 records collections for Puerto Rico] available on FamilySearch.org
  
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*[[Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Puerto Rico, Records of Foreign Residents (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Puerto Rico, Records of Foreign Residents (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
  
Puerto Rico is a territory of the US with commonwealth status. There are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 78 municipalities (municipios) at the second order.<br>  
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'''Sovereignty.''' Spain 1493, United States 1898.<ref name="Schaefer">Christina K. Schaefer, ''Genealogcial Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. {{WorldCat|39622039}}; {{FHL|822639|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s}}.</ref>
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'''Subdivisions.''' Puerto Rico is a territory of the US with commonwealth status. There are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 78 municipalities (municipios) at the second order.<br>  
  
 
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*Aibonito  
 
*Anasco  
 
*Anasco  
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*[[Arecibo, Puerto Rico|Arecibo]]
 
*Arroyo  
 
*Arroyo  
 
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*San German  
 
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*San Juan  
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*San Sebastian  
 
*Santa Isabel  
 
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Major Repositories  ==
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*[[National Archives at New York City]]
  
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York City)]]
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=== For Further Reading  ===
  
== Website  ==
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[[Image:Puerto Rico flag.png|right|150px|Puerto Rico flag.png]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/index.html Puerto Rico GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/index.html Puerto Rico GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.prroots.com/ PRROOTS.com – Hispanic Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://www.prroots.com/ PRROOTS.com – Hispanic Genealogical Society]
  
== Did You Know?  ==
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=== Did You Know?  ===
  
 
*5,000 documents revealing court disputes in Puerto Rico are being scanned by the University of Connecticut's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The documents were acquired in 2000. Scanning began in June 2011 thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Center for Research Libraries. They plan to make all the documents available by May 2012. The documents date from 1844 forward and provide information about court disputes related to slaves, land and livestock.
 
*5,000 documents revealing court disputes in Puerto Rico are being scanned by the University of Connecticut's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The documents were acquired in 2000. Scanning began in June 2011 thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Center for Research Libraries. They plan to make all the documents available by May 2012. The documents date from 1844 forward and provide information about court disputes related to slaves, land and livestock.
  
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See also FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.

[edit] Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

[edit] Jurisdictions

Sovereignty. Spain 1493, United States 1898.[1]

Subdivisions. Puerto Rico is a territory of the US with commonwealth status. There are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 78 municipalities (municipios) at the second order.


  • Adjuntas
  • Aguada
  • Aguadilla
  • Aguas
  • Aibonito
  • Anasco
  • Arecibo
  • Arroyo
  • Barceloneta
  • Barranquitas
  • Bayamon
  • Cabo Rojo
  • Caguas
  • Camuy
  • Canovanas
  • Carolina
  • Catano
  • Cayey
  • Ceiba
  • Ciales
  • Cidra
  • Coamo
  • Comerio
  • Corozal
  • Culebra
  • Dorado
  • Fajardo
  • Florida
  • Guanica
  • Guayama
  • Guayanilla
  • Guaynabo
  • Gurabo
  • Hatillo
  • Hormigueros
  • Humacao
  • Isabela
  • Jayuya
  • Juana Diaz
  • Juncos
  • Lajas
  • Lares
  • Las Marias
  • Las Piedras
  • Loiza
  • Luquillo
  • Manati
  • Maricao
  • Maunabo
  • Mayaguez
  • Moca
  • Morovis
  • Naguabo
  • Naranjito
  • Orocovis
  • Patillas
  • Penuelas
  • Ponce
  • Quebradillas
  • Rincon
  • Rio Grande
  • Sabana Grande
  • Salinas
  • San German
  • San Juan
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Sebastian
  • Santa Isabel
  • Toa Alta
  • Toa Baja
  • Trujillo Alto
  • Utuado
  • Vega Alta
  • Vega Baja
  • Vieques
  • Villalba
  • Yabucoa
  • Yauco

[edit] Major Repositories

[edit] For Further Reading

Puerto Rico flag.png

[edit] Did You Know?

  • 5,000 documents revealing court disputes in Puerto Rico are being scanned by the University of Connecticut's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The documents were acquired in 2000. Scanning began in June 2011 thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Center for Research Libraries. They plan to make all the documents available by May 2012. The documents date from 1844 forward and provide information about court disputes related to slaves, land and livestock.

[edit] References

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogcial Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: a Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1998), 127. WorldCat 39622039; FHL Ref Book 929.11812 D26s.


 

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