Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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Guide to Municipality of Cabo Rojo ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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History[edit | edit source]

According to archaeological evidence, Cabo Rojo has been inhabited since 30 BC and AD 120 by native people. The Spanish settled the area around 1511. Salt mining was an important industry by 1525. The town was founded on December 17, 1771 by Don Nicolas Alfonso Ramirez de Arellano y Martinez de Matos. Population 50,900. [1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

More recent records are protected by privacy laws. However, close relatives can request them for genealogy.

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Until the church records of this municipality are digitized and published online, write to the local Catholic Church for records prior to 1876. To find the address of the local parish, consult the Catholic Directory. For help with writing your letter or e-mail, use the Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy. If it seems that the priest would prefer to correspond in Spanish, use the Spanish Letter Writing Guide.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Search the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 census records for information about your Puerto Rican ancestors who were there during that time period. Click here to go to the Puerto Rico Census Page

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/15/20.