Puerto Rico Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.  
 
This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.  
  
== Record History ==
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== Record Description ==
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of the births or christenings throughout Puerto Rico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
 
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born in Puerto Rico.
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== Record Description  ==
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The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.  
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
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The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:  
  
*Name of the child
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*Name of the child  
*Gender
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*Gender  
*Names of the parents
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*Names of the parents  
*Birth date
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*Birth date  
*Birthplace
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*Birthplace  
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
== <br>How to Use the Record  ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
  
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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[[IGI]]
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[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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== Record History  ==
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of the births or christenings throughout Puerto Rico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 +
 +
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born in Puerto Rico.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Puerto_Rico_Civil_Registration_Records Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records]
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Puerto_Rico_Civil_Registration_Records Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records]  
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
 
== Sources of This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of This Collection  ==
  
"Puerto Rico Vital Records Index" database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Puerto Rico.
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Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
*Family Records
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When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources ====
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ===
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)]]''
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
  
<span style="color: white">CID1770964 Please do not erase or change this identification number (Birth or Baptisms)</span>
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[[Category:Puerto Rico|Vital]]
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[[Category:Puerto_Rico|Vital]]

Revision as of 22:44, 11 March 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This index is an index of the births or christenings throughout Puerto Rico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born in Puerto Rico.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Sources of This Collection

"Puerto Rico Vital Records Index" database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023