Puerto Rico

I’m a few weeks late with this one and have decided to add this information from ancestry.com since so many Puerto Rican family historians have asked for resources. Hope this helps. See below: “PROVO, Utah, June 24, 2014 – Ancestry.com today announced the availability of nearly 5 million Puerto Rico birth, marriage and death records.  […]

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Sandy on March 2nd, 2012

On March 2, 1917 the people of Puerto Rico were granted citizenship through the Jones-Shafroth act signed by President Woodrow Wilson. Puerto Rico is located about 1000 miles southeast of Florida and less than 500 miles from the coast of South America. As part of the Treaty of Paris, nineteen years earlier in December 1898 […]

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Sandy on March 6th, 2011

Since I started to study genealogy and discovered a contradistinc approach to history, the genealogy and social history of Puerto Rico is one of the richest that I have so far encountered. Puerto Rico, nicknamed Land of Enchantment, has a unique heritage. Christopher Columbus claimed the island for Spain when he landed there in 1493 […]

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