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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.  
 
This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index ([[International Genealogical Index|IGI]]) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
 
*Family Records  
 
*Family Records  
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
 
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== Collection Content ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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The key genealogical facts found in '''birth or christening index entries''' may include:  
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->"Puerto Rico Vital Records Index" database, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Puerto Rico Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)    #Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]] 
 
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:  
 
  
 
*Name of the child  
 
*Name of the child  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
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.  
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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.  
 
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 ==
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== Related Web Sites ==
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/index.html Puerto Rico GenWeb]
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*[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/puerto_rico.htm Puerto Rico Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates]
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*[http://www.prfaa.com/services.asp?id=44 Vital records in Puerto Rico]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/PuertoRico.pdf Research Outline for Puerto Rico]
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prwgw/military.htm Puerto Rican Ancestors in Spanish and American Military Records]
  
 
== 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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[[Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records]]<br>
 
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[[Puerto Rico Genealogy|Puerto Rico]]
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did 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 is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
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==Citing this Collection==
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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.  
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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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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1938 through 1947.

What is in the Collection?

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

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

Collection 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 Do I Search the Collection?

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 Web Sites

Related Wiki Articles

Puerto Rico Civil Registration Records
Puerto Rico

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 Vital Records Index" database, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.