Ancestry Recordspuerto Rican Genealogy

My name is Bob Jenkinsand I created this website to provide genealogy
information and
links to genealogy information to assist people in researching
their Puerto Rican ancestry
I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make to this site:
biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info, grave info, photographs....etc

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A brief history: (from wikipedia)

Puerto Rico (Spanish for 'Rich Port'), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit. 'Free Associated State of Puerto Rico') and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.

An archipelago among the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. The capital and most populous city is San Juan. The territory's total population is approximately 3.4 million. Spanish and English are the official languages, though Spanish predominates. Puerto Rico's unique heritage, culture, and natural beauty has made it a top tourism destination.

Originally populated by the indigenous Taíno people, Puerto Rico was colonized by Spain following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was contested by French, Dutch, and British, but remained a Spanish possession for the next four centuries. The island's cultural and demographic landscapes were shaped by the displacement and assimilation of the native population, the forced migration of African slaves, and settlement from the Canary Islands and Andalusia. In the Spanish Empire, Puerto Rico played a secondary but strategic role compared to wealthier colonies like Peru and New Spain. Spain's distant administrative control continued up to the end of the 19th century, producing a
distinctive creole Hispanic culture and language that combined indigenous, African, and European elements. In 1898, following the Spanish–American War, the United States acquired Puerto Rico under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Ancestry Records Puerto Rican Genealogy Ancestry

  1. This collection includes registrations of births, marriages, and deaths in Puerto Rico, which at the start of civil registration was a colony of Spain and after the Spanish-American War in 1898, a protectorate of the U.S. Civil registration typically took place within a few days of the event, although the gap was sometimes longer.
  2. So, it stands to reason that I also have an interest in genealogy. Over the last few years, I have been tracking my genealogy through For those of you who don’t know, I am from Puerto Rico. And for a time, I was only able to trace my genealogy back to 1910 because that was the first U.S. Census that was taken in Puerto Rico.
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Ancestry genealogy Sometimes digging through records trying to find one thing, you discover something else. I made a copy of the 1860 Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico Census many years ago and have been able to build many lines.

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Ancestry Records Puerto Rican Genealogy Records

Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in Puerto Rico. Some records may date prior to 1885 as a few municipalities began civil registration before that date. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

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'Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001.' Database with images. FamilySearch. : 24 January 2021. Citing Pureto Rico Departamento de Salud and Igesia Catolica (Puerto Rico Deparment of Health and Catholic churches), Toa Alta.