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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.
Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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.

  • .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


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

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

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