Puerto Rico Genealogy

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  1. http://familia.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

    Familia Beauchamps

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  2. Excellent page. Thank you for sharing such useful information.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope it will help you and others. :)

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    1. Thank you! Hope it helps you in your research!

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  4. Your blog is amazing. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I hope you find information that will help you in your family research!

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  5. Do you have a email I can get in contact with? I believe we are related through the Betancourt family. My email is mcroker0890@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Matthew, I just now seeing your post. If you descend from the Betancourt that was started with Diego's son Rafael, then yes we are related. I believe I saw a post today in the group for Patillas. :)

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  6. Hi Anna. I hope you can help with find what Boats, barges, yawls, dinghies or even a yagua "like my grandmother use to say" anything that arrive at Puerto Rico in the early 1800's. I will appreciate it very much. I bought the book "Los Emigrantes llegados a Puerto Rico Procedentes de Venezuela entre 1810-1848" and didn't find my 3x's great grandfather. Cosme Aguirre isn't on his content. Please Anna help me. Thank you and God bless!

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    1. Hi Nereida,

      Yes I saw your post in the Facebook group and here. Unfortunately you purchased a book but the problem is that you should not buy books until you've exhausted all the free options first. There are books you can get on microfilm. I cannot recall your prior note but the name sounds very familiar. Have you gone through the Ponce church records yet? I saw the town you listed that he came from but it does not exist in Venezuela. I recommend reviewing documents you have first. Sometimes we capture information and start to remember it not in a full picture; our minds are funny characters. Unfortunately, until I complete the breakdown of Ponce, there are no specific church records I can recommend. Keep in mind that records could have been lost or it may require visiting the Archivos in San Juan. However, take a step back and sit down and review the records you do have and document the information in a notebook. I am hoping to have Ponce done within the next week or so. It will take time since there are 16 films involved that I need to breakdown into books.

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    2. Thank you, Anna. Can you please let me know when you finish with the record from Ponce? I'll appreciate it. I will keep looking for Cosme but I really don't know where else to look anymore. I have checked on line for him but to no avail and this has taken me months and I have been searching for ships that landed in Puerto Rico but also there is the possibility that they went to Colombia or Brazil before they left for Puerto Rico. I have been thinking that due to the war or conflict that it was going on in Venezuela at that particular time, that maybe he emigrated with a different name or that he came with his family as a child. You are blessed for helping people to find their roots. Thank you again.

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  7. Hi Anna thank you for the wealth of information !

    I have been doing ancestry for a few years and have been able to go back sveral generations on both sides of my family. I have been specifically trying find my great great grand father that passed in 1909 , have have been trying to find birth records of his time which would be from the 1850's but have been unable to find on ancestry and family search.org they are from Garrochales , Arecibo . Is there another place i can look?

    From what i read on your site census records exist from 1800 s but are only in San Juan to view by appointment ?

    Thanks Ed



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    1. Hi Ed,

      Arecibo is one of the churches that was never filmed. Because of this, you will not be able to find records for the church. Before making a trip to visit the church, understand that many people are being denied to view the sacramental books. I do not know if you looked at Civil records on Familysearch but I recommend it. Although they are the same records that Ancestry is showing (as a matter fact that is where the feed is coming from), the indexing is different between both website. The indexing done on Familysearch were done by many people from Puerto Rico so you may find it indexed correctly versus computer errors from Ancestry as they have software that reads documents. Sorry I could not provide you with a better answer.

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    2. Ed,

      I had to go look because I thought that I had previously posted about the church records. Below is a link to the post, there you should find church records for San Juan, Rio Piedras, Trujillo Alto, Luquillo, and many other towns. Thank you for bringing this to my attention as I didn't realize the links were no longer working. However, visit the below post for those records.

      http://www.genealogianuestra.com/2015/08/searching-and-viewing-puerto-rico.html

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  8. Hi Anna:
    Do you know if San Lorenzo and Hatillo have digitized church records?

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    1. Yes to San Lorenzo and Hatillo no. You'll have to visit the website's catalog to view San Lorenzo.

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    2. Thank you so much. I was able to find several records for my family in the San Lorenzo church records.

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  9. Hi, Anna. I know that I am bothering you too much but I'm really desperate. You told me that I could find information about my ancestors on the free E-Books but I really don't know how to find them. I guess I'm giving the wrong feedback to Google and that's why I can't find anything about my ancestors. Could you at least give me a hint on how to do it, please? I'll appreciate it. I bought the book about Los Emigrantes Llegados a Puerto Rico Procedentes de Venezuela Entre 1810-1848 but I didn't find anything about the person that I'm looking for. Please, help me on how to find the free E-Books on line. God bless you.

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    1. Nereida,

      You misunderstood what I was saying. I didn't say to look at free ebooks but to look at free resources that are available online. Things like church and civil records. Visiting a local FHC and viewing census records from the 1800s. Buying books should be the last option as you can see you bought a book that was of no use. This is why I post things that are free or you can access them for free...for the most part. I also posted the Ponce records. It is a lot of hard work but rewarding once you find the information you seek.

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  10. Thank you Anna. I think I misunderstood you. I guess I will keep searching for more free information if I can find it. Blessings!

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    1. You're very welcome. And no worries, I'm glad you came back and asked. :)

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