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Civil registration in Puerto Rico began in 1885. Prior to that, registrations of vital events were kept by the Catholic Church, which was the predominant religion. 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. Puerto Rico Genealogy Puerto Rico Genealogy covers information about an island located in the Caribbean, that is just east of the island of Hispaniola and west of the Virgin Islands. Initially, the island was populated by indigenous people when Europeans arrived in 1493. Puerto Rican Genealogy/Hispanic Genealogy Before embarking on a search for your ancestors from Puerto Rico, it is very important to have a good background in the history and culture of Puerto Rico. Most birth, marriage and death records are kept at the local or town level so it is crucial to know the town (s) your ancestors came from.

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Puerto Rico Online Genealogy Records
This chart shows links to countrywide collections. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions (such as a county, town, or parish), go to Locating Online Databases.
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Church Records and Vital Records
Births, Baptisms, or Christenings; Marriages; Deaths or Burials

  • Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (Puerto Rico, registros parroquiales, 1645-1969), FamilySearch, browsable images, incomplete.
  • Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001 (Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001), FamilySearch, index and browsable images, incomplete.
  • Puerto Rico, Civil Registrations, 1885-2001 (Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1885-2001), Ancestry.com, ($), index and browsable images.
  • Matrimonios, 1811-1874, images.
  • Puerto Rico Births and Baptisms, 1938-1947, index.



  • British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, index and images, ($)
  • British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages, index and images, ($)
  • British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, index and images, ($)


Cemetery Records
  • Billion Graves, Puerto Rico, index, incomplete.


Census
  • .Censo y riqueza, 1801-1859, population and land census, images.
  • Puerto Rico, Special Censuses, Agricultural Schedules, 1935, Ancestry.com, ($), index and browsable images.
  • United States Online Census, 1900-1940, 1900 census listed U.S. military only, 1910-1940 records full population.
  • Puerto Rico, Social and Population Schedules, 1935-1936, Ancestry.com, ($), index and browsable images.
  • {{RecordSearch 2299402 Puerto Rico, Agricultural Schedules of the 1935 Special Census], index and image ($)


Emigration and Immigration
  • United States Immigration Online Genealogy Records, list of nationwide databases
  • Puerto Rico, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962, Ancestry.com, ($), index and browsable images.
  • Puerto Rico, records of foreign residents (Puerto Rico, registros de extranjeros, 1815-1845, images
  • Emigrados, 1816-1837, images


Land and Property
  • .Censo y riqueza, 1801-1859, population and land census, images.


Military Records
  • U.S. Federal Military Indexes and Records, FamilySearch, list of nationwide databases
  • Spaniards in Puerto Rico; military service records, 1793-1800 FamilySearch, images


World War I, 1917-1918
  • U.S. Federal Military Indexes and Records, list of nationwide databases


World War II, 1941-1945
  • U.S. Federal Military Indexes and Records, list of nationwide databases


Korean War, 1950-1953
  • U.S. Federal Military Indexes and Records, list of nationwide databases


Vietnam, 1964-1972
  • U.S. Federal Military Indexes and Records, list of nationwide databases


Naturalization and Citizenship Records
  • Puerto Rico Records of Foreign Residents, 1815-1845, Images. Also at Ancestry.com, ($), images.
  • Pasaportes (Passports), 1795-1889, images.
  • Puerto Rico, Naturalization Records, 1897-1985, index.
  • Declaraciones de naturalización (Naturalization Records), 1899-1900, images
  • Puerto Rico, naturalization records, 1900-1981, images


Obituaries


Occupations
  • Empleos y empleados (Employers and Employees), 1816-1870, images


Periodicals
  • PERiodical Source Index, index and images, ($)


Slavery
  • Registro de esclavos (Slave Registers), 1867-1876, images
  • Rico, Registro Central de Esclavos (Slave Registers), 1872, Also at Ancestry.com index, ($)
Sites

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  1. 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. Now with the newest release of Puerto Rico’s birth, death and marriage records dating back to 1885 I have been able to track my genealogy as far back as approximately the 1790s!
  2. Puerto Ricans Total population c. 9 million Puerto Rican Diaspora: c. 6 million Regions with significant populations Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory) (2018) 3,064,018 United States (Stateside Puerto Ricans) (2018) 5,791,453 Dominican Republic (2015) 15,763 U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S. Territory) (2010) 10,981 Canada (2016) 3,405 6 Spain (2010) 2,640 7 Mexico (2016) 1,359 8 United Kingdom (2011.
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