Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Genealogy
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Guide to Municipality of Guaynabo family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
History[edit | edit source]
Founded in 1508 by Juan Ponce de León as the first European settlement in Puerto Rico. Then called Caparra, it was in land that today is part of Guaynabo. Ponce de León resided there as first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico. This settlement was abandoned in 1521 in favor of San Juan. The municipality of Guaynabo was founded in 1769 by Pedro R. Davila. Previously, the municipality was known as "Buinabo". Population 97,900. 
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]
- Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001, index, incomplete
- Puerto Rico, Civil Registrations, 1885-2001, index, incomplete
- Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001, Guaynabo
- Puerto Rico Births and Baptisms, 1938-1947 — index
Church Records[edit | edit source]
- Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969, Guaynabo, browse images
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]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Guaynabo, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaynabo,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/17/20.