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Puerto Rican Genealogy - Family History in Puerto Rico

Search for your Puerto Rican ancestors in these genealogy and family history records, databases and resources for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Includes Puerto Rico vital records, archives, surnames, mailing lists, message boards, maps, history, and free genealogy lookups.
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Puerto Rico Vital Records
Everything you need to know to request copies of birth, marriage, death and divorce records from Puerto Rico, a U.S. Territory located in the Caribbean Islands.

Family History Library Resources for Puerto Rico
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has a large collection of Puerto Rican genealogy resources available on microfilm - available on loan at a Family History Center near you. Be sure to click on the "View Related Places" button for town and locality specific resources.

Genealogical Society of Puerto Rico
The Genealogical Society of Puerto Rico is a membership society dedicated to helping people connect with their Puerto Rican roots. Their Web site includes information on membership, an index to their publications and more. English Translation via Google.

Geography and Maps for Puerto Rico
Geography and maps of the the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, located in the Caribbean, from Geography Guide, Matt Rosenberg.

La Genealogía de Puerto Rico / Genealogy of Puerto Rico
This World GenWeb site if packed full of information for Puerto Rican researchers, including surname queries and listings, a mailing list, links, online databases and transcriptions and much more for the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, located in the Caribbean.

Lists of Passengers to Puerto Rican Ports
Transcriptions of some ship passenger lists arriving at Puerto Rican ports during the 1800s from the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Be sure to browse all of the various volumes. They have more lists of ships departing Puerto Rican ports.

Maps of Puerto Rico
A wonderful collection of historic and current maps of the island of Puerto Rico and some of its cities. From the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

PReb: Puerto Rico Shortly!
A commercial service which has catalogued or transcribed hundreds of 18th and 19th century documents including census records, parochial records, and many other historical records of interest to genealogists. Somewhat searchable for free, though you will have to subscribe to see retrieve the actual information.

Puerto Rico GenForum
A free, moderately active message board for surname queries and other genealogy questions related to Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Message Board - RootsWeb
A free, fairly active message board for posting genealogical or surname queries related to Puerto Rico or Puerto Rican family history.

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