July 4, 2018

Genealogy Records for Salinas Church 1854 - 1942

I have been pretty busy but have had quite a few municipalities remaining for Puerto Rico.  I recently came back from Dominican Republic as I'm researching my Dominican side of the family. While I am close to being done for Puerto Rico, I know that that isn't the case for many researching their lines.

This post will be on the church records of Salinas. I hope it will help many of you seeking information. As with all municipalities on the island, you will find records for Whites, Pardos (Mixed/Natives), Freed Blacks (African Descendants), and those that are Enslaved.  Remember, you need to be logged in to FamilySearch in order to view the documents.

Salinas which is located on the central southern part of Puerto Rico, has plenty of records for your genealogical research. However, that being said, it doesn't mean your research should end with these records.  Currently, the catalog has digitized records going back to 1854 with the municipality being founded in 1841.  The catalog has also mislabeled what they have. While the catalog states that baptism records go up until 1910, there are an additional 13 years not listed but available and 1927 marriage records are not available like the website claims.

Anything prior to 1854, look at records in Comao, Cayey, Cayey, Santa Isabel, Aibonito, and Guayama.  Definitely look at these other municipalities if you do not find your ancestor in this collection.  As a reminder, links will open in a new window if viewing from a computer.

Baptisms


Confirmations

This is a great resource as each entry has parents and godparents listed with the child.

Marriages



Deaths



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