Caguas, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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

Municipality of Caguas
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History[edit | edit source]

Founded on January 1, 1775 as San Sebastián del Piñal de Caguax. Caguax was the name of a local Taíno chief. It was later shortened and modernized to its current name, Caguas. In 1898, Puerto Rico became a territory of the United State when the first census of Puerto Rico was conducted. Population 142,900. [1]

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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, "Caguas, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/17/20.