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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Caribbean]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]''''' [[Puerto_Rico_Genealogy|Puerto Rico]]'''{{PR-sidebar}}Guide to '''Puerto Rico ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Puerto Rico is a [[United States Genealogy|United States]] Territory in the Caribbean whose nearest neighbors are the [[Dominican Republic Genealogy|Dominican Republic]], [[British Virgin Islands Genealogy|British Virgin Islands]], and [[Anguilla Genealogy|Anguilla]]. It was formerly a colony of [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]]. The official languages are Spanish and English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Puerto Rico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico, accessed 17 May 2016.</ref>
  
''See FamilySearch Tutorials on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American Research.]''
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Puerto Rico Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Puerto Rico research.
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Puerto%20Rico Puerto Rico Research]  
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*[[Puerto Rico Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Puerto Rico Quick Start Guide|Quick Start Guide]]
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*[[Puerto Rico Locating Place of Origin|Locating Place of Origin]]
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*[[Puerto Rico Finding Records|Finding Records]]
  
== Research Tools ==
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<h3>Puerto Rico Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Puerto Rico research.
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*[https://www.crl.edu/focus/article/8565 Online Court Records for 5,000 documents]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/index.html Puerto Rico GenWeb]
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Puerto Rico Genealogical Resources]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prhgs/archives.htm Puerto Rican Hispanic Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.prroots.com/ PRROOTS.com – Hispanic Genealogical Society]
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*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.
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{{Click|File:Philippines ORP.png|Philippines Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
*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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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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==Puerto Rico Map==
  
*[[Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Puerto Rico Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Puerto Rico, Records of Foreign Residents (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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== 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  
 
*Aibonito  
 
*Anasco  
 
*Anasco  
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*[[Arecibo, Puerto Rico|Arecibo]]
 
*Arroyo  
 
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*Barceloneta  
 
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*Carolina  
 
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*Catano  
 
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*Fajardo  
 
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*Florida  
 
*Florida  
 
*Guanica  
 
*Guanica  
 
*Guayama  
 
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*Guayanilla  
 
*Guayanilla  
 
*Guaynabo  
 
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*Moca  
 
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*Naguabo  
 
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== Major Repositories  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=5931730 Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Puerto_Rico Family History Center locator map]
  
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York City)]]
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== References ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/index.html Puerto Rico GenWeb]
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*[http://www.candoo.com/genresources/ Puerto Rico Genealogical Resources]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prhgs/archives.htm Puerto Rican Hispanic Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.prroots.com/ PRROOTS.com – Hispanic Genealogical Society]
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== Did You Know? ==
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*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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Latest revision as of 19:48, 26 July 2016

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Puerto Rico Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Country Background
Local Research Resources


Guide to Puerto Rico ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Puerto Rico is a United States Territory in the Caribbean whose nearest neighbors are the Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, and Anguilla. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official languages are Spanish and English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Puerto Rico Research

Links to articles on getting started with Puerto Rico research.

Puerto Rico Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Puerto Rico research.


{{{link}}}Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Puerto Rico Map

USA Puerto Rico labeled.png

Jurisdictions

Sovereignty. Spain 1493, United States 1898.[2]

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

FamilySearch Resources

Puerto Rico 06.jpg

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Puerto Rico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico, accessed 17 May 2016.
  2. 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.