January 26, 2017

Cemetery Records for Caguas in Puerto Rico

Familysearch has kept themselves busy converting microfilmed images into digitizes records.  Although it seems like a simple task, it really isn't and the process is very long and requires expertise.  These records are then made available on their website.

So last night before calling it a night, I saw that more records have become available online for Puerto Rico. This is a great thing as many people from the Caribbean have taken on wanting to know their ancestry.  We no longer live in the world of now but in a world of wanting to know how we got here.

The collections contains cemetery records from 1900 to 1910 and then records from 1942 to 1990.  The 1900 to 1910 will be a great source of information as many Puerto Ricans died during that 10 year period after Hurricane San Ciriaco in 1899 made landfall in Guayama, which is southwest of Caguas and cut across the island leaving destruction and death behind.  

Caguas, Puerto Rico 1899 San Ciriaco Hurricane Damage
The hurricane killed 3,369 people and this figure does not include the many that died following this devastation. It manage to destroy the island's coffee crop as it hit prior to picking season which led to poverty. The next 10 years we see many dying from anemia, cholera, and starvation. Many children died but also many children were left as orphans. You will find this as you dig through records.

Cementerio 1º Books:

Cementerio 3º Books:


Registry of Cemetery 

Arecibo, Puerto Rico 1899 San Ciriaco Hurricane Damage
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