Puerto Rico, Agricultural Schedules of the 1935 Special Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Puerto Rico

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

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Title in the Language of the Record

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of the agricultural schedules from the census taken in 1935 by the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration under the supervision of the United States Bureau of Census. Production items relate to the year 1935 and the other items to December 1, 1935.

Document sections are represented by Roman Numerals (e.g., I, II, III, etc.).

  • Sections I and II contain genealogical information. Section VI also gives the race and number of people living on the land.
  • Sections III-XI only contain information pertaining to the land itself, if any and number of animals, and the type and number of machinery used on that land.

Some records are in Spanish and some in French; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" below.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

Sections I-II of the census include the following information:

  • Name of the manager/operator of each farm
  • Address or residence
  • Race
  • Date the manager/operator began working the land
  • Other occupation(s)
  • Name of other people that pieces of the land have been leased to
  • Address of other people that pieces of the land have been leased to
  • Name of owner and whether he is living or deceased

Sections III-XI of the census include the following:

  • Acreage
  • Value and indebtedness
  • Number of farm buildings and inhabitant
  • Crops for sale
  • Number and kind of domesticated animals
  • Details about machinery used on farm

The Informe del Enumerador (Enumerator Report) gives the:

  • Municipality (Municipalidad)
  • District number
  • Name of district (barrio)
  • The Numero de la finca en orden de visita just states what number this land is in the order the enumerator visited.
  • E.D. stands for Enumeration District and is the number assigned by the Census Bureau to this district for census purposes (i.e., how the Census Bureau tracks and enumerates parcels of land).

How Do I Search the Collection?

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Search the Collection

To search by image: To browse the collection by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County or municipio" which takes you to the images.

Look at the image, and compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching: As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French and Spanish. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Puerto Rico, Agricultural Schedules of the 1935 Special Census." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA publication M1882. National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.