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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. To view films, see Where do I find a family history center?.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Adjuntas > Nacimientos 1914-1922 is missing birth records dated from 3 Jul 1918 - 5 Mar 1919 and 26 Jan 1920 - 30 Sep 1920. In addition, two records for 10 – 11 November 1916 can be found out of sequence on Images 1749-1750 of 2843. Image 1830 indicates that the records are in “Mal Estado” or bad shape.
  • Aguadilla > Defunciones 1904-1908 is missing page 485 between Images 1972-1973. The image is not available on microfilm.
  • Cabo Rojo >
    Defunciones 1885
    Defunciones 1885-1886
    Natimuertos 1945-1951
    Natimuertos 1946-1951
    Natimuertos 1951-1961
    Natimuertos 1961-1991

All the records are not online. Order Film 1995611.

  • Cabo Rojo > Natimuertos 1941-1951 records for Item 9 of Film 1995610 are not available online.
  • Ciales > Nacimientos 1890-1895 L. 7-12 has missing pages and pages out of sequence. For example
    Image 2284 of 2487 is missing Folio 55, and
    Images 2434-2442 (Folios 62-69) belong between Images 2289-2290.
  • Comerío > Indice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 and Nacimientos 1899-1906 are missing portions of Libro 11 and portions of the index for Libro 11.
  • Corozal >
    Índice de Nacimientos 1924-1931
    Indice de Nacimientos 1930
    Matrimonios 1888-1891
    Matrimonios 1891-1896
    Matrimonios 1896-1902
    Matrimonios 1905-1908
    Nacimientos 1930 (the missing image is located in Índice de Nacimientos 1930 > Image 1 of 24)
All the waypoints are missing the last image. Order Film 1934228.
  • Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1924-1931 are located in Defunciones 1924-1930 and Defunciones 1930-1933.
  • Humacao > Nacimientos 1885-1890 is missing Libro 5 (Records between Feb 1889 and Dec 1890) and Libro 3 is duplicated in its place (Images 1504 to 1964 are duplicates of images 766-1230). View the names from Libro 5 in Humacao > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1926.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1893-1887 is missing pages 452 through 459 from Item 5 between Images 2110 and 2111. The pages are not available on microfilm.
  • Lajas > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 is missing Pages 192-193 between Images 95-96. The pages are not available on microfilm.
  • Maricao > Defunciones 1896-1904 actually contains the same records included in Arroyo > Nacimientos 1906-1932. Order Film 2052913  to view the Maricao death records.
  • Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1950-1952 > Image 2 starts with Death Certificate No. 29. Death Certificate No. 1-28 for deaths from between 3 March 1950 and 1 May 1950 are located in the waypoint Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1949-1950 > Image 98 – 126 of 126.
  • San Juan > Nacimientos 1885-1889 (incluye los sectores Catedral, San Francisco, y San Juan Viejo) > Image 273 of 2160 is missing page 228.
  • San Sebastian > Defunciones 1914-1924, L. 26-33 is missing pages 378 and 379 between Images 962-363.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The following list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range that actually exist in this collection:

  • Aguas Buenas > Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1929 (mayo) should read as Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1931 (julio).
  • Bayamón >
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Abril - Cintró Zayas
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Chamberlain Jiménez - Hermida
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Hernández - Musa
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Naaldik - Rives Vega
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Rivera Addina - Siemer Verrier
    Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Sierra - Zurita García

All the year span should be 1978-1990.

  • Coamo > Indice de Defunciones 1931-1974 year span should be 1931-1989.
  • Corozal > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1924 should only include Item 3, not Items 3 and 4; Item 4 (Image 232 of 439) should be a new waypoint Matrimonios 1885-1894.
  • Florida > Índice de Matrimonios 1931-1950 year span should be 1931-1994.
  • Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 --Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 – Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 – Indice de defunciones should read as Gurabo > Nacimientos y Indice de Nacimientos 1922-1931 (Images 4-2512) - Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 (Images 2513-2681) – Indice de defunciones 1931-1999 (Images 2682-2840).
  • Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (item 6-8 fuera de orden cronologico) -- Indices de nacimientos 188 should read as Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (ítem 6-8 fuera de orden cronológico) -- Indices de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indices de matrimonios 1885-1965.
  • Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1885-1923 year span should be 1885-1924.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1885-1893 should read as Defunciones 1885-1893, Nacimientos 1889-1890.
  • Jayuya > Defunciones 1886-1896 should read as Defunciones 1886-1896, Nacimientos 1893-1894.
  • Ponce > Natimuertos, 1931-1934 year span should be 1931-1935.
  • San Germán > Matrimonios 1867-1873 only contains 9 images of marriages and the remaining images are a mixture of passports, municipality and residency records.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: The record detail page is linked to the wrong image. How can I find the correct image?
Answer 3: From the rbecord detail page, use the Event Date and Event Place information to find the correct image y using the right or left scroll arrow.

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: Some indexed records have event place, event type, or date errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer 4: View the document to verify the correct information. The event place, event type, and date can also be checked by searching the Catalog using the film number included in the record detail page. See Finding microfilm numbers in the catalog (55632). A list of known problems below provides correct indexing information:

  • Records with Event Place: Maricao, Puerto Rico, Event Type: Death, and Digital Folder Number: 004562191 are actually births from Arroyo, Puerto Rico. The correct Digital Folder Number is 4562208, and Film 2053146.

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: The images in several waypoints are in disarray. Please itemize the contents of the waypoints?
Answer 5: The waypoints below have been identified as being especially disorganized:

  •  Gurabo > Matrimonios 1937-1950 – Defunciones 1885-1889.
1. Matrimonios 1937-1950
Item 1: Images 4-203 Matrimonios Libro 5, Apr 1937-Sep 1939
Item 2: Images 204-401 Matrimonios Libro 6, 9/7/1939-9/30/1940
Item 3: Images 402-601 Matrimonios Libro 7, 9/30/1940-5/7/1942
Item 4: Images 602-898 Matrimonios Libro 8, 5/13/1942-6/14/1944
Item 5: Images 899-1180 Matrimonios Libro 9, 6/21/1944-3/18/1946
Item 6: Images 1181-1474 Matrimonios Libro 10, 3/21/1946-6-31/1948
Item 7: Images 1475-1755 Matrimonios Libro 11, 7/6/1948-12/26/1950
2. Defunciones 1885-1889
Item 8: Images 1756-2061 Defunciones Libro 1, 1885-1886 (image title is incorrectly stated as 1886-1887), and most of the documents are too light to even read
Item 9: Images 2062-2459 Defunciones Libro 2, 1886-1887 (preceded by an index)
Item 10: Images 2460-2886 Defunciones Libro 3, 1887-1889 (preceded by an index)
  • Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 -- Indice de defunciones.
    1.   Nacimientos 1921-1931
    Item 1: Images 4-337 Nacimientos Libro 21 1922-1923
    Item 2: Images 338-616 Nacimientos Libro 22 1923-1924
    Item 3: Images 617-972 Nacimientos Libro 23 1924-1927 (preceded with an index)
    Item 4: Images 973-1337 Nacimientos Libro 24 1927-1928 (preceded with an index)
    Item 5: Images 1338-1710 Nacimientos Libro 25 1928-1929 (preceded with an index)
    Item 6: Images 1711-2068 Nacimientos Libro 26 1929-1931 (preceded with an index)
    Item 7: Images 2069-2246 Nacimientos Libro 27 1931 (preceded with an index)
    2.   Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931
    Item 8: Images 2247-2349 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1909
    Item 9: Images 2350-2512 Indice de nacimientos 1910-1931
    Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963
    Item 10: Images 2513-2578 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1931
    Item 11: Images 2579-2680 Indice de matrimonios 1931-1963
    3.   Indice de defunciones 1931-1999
    Item 12: Images 2681-2840 Indice de defunciones 1931-1999.
  • Mayagüez > Índice de … associated with Film 1934728 are all incorrectly allocated in the following waypoints:
    Índice de Defunciones 1980-1994 should include 004533716_00005-00565 (Item 1)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1911-1923 should include 004533716_00569-00646 (Item 2)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1923-1931 should include 004533716_00650-00727 (Item 3)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1931-1932 should include 004533716_00731-00782 (Item 4)
    Índice de Matrimonios 1932-1952
           Items 5-10 contains Índice de Matrimonio with no years specified (cannot confirm 1932-1943)
           Item 11 contains Índice de Matrimonio 1944-1952 on 004533716_01136-01271
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1886
    Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1907
           Item 12 contains Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1907 starting on 004533716_01274 – the three waypoints need to be combined into one.
    Índice de Nacimientos 1907-1913 should include 004533716_01526-01660 O1526-01660 (Item 13)
    Índice de Nacimientos 1913-1924 should include 004533716_O1664-01897 (Item 14)
    Índice de Nacimientos 1925-1928 should include 004533716_01901-02009 (Item 15
    Índice de Nacimientos 1928-1935 should include 004533716_01901-02251 (Item 16)
Until the problem is resolved, order Film 1934728 to correctly comprehend the indices.
  • San Lorenzo > Defunciones 1985-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961 -- Indice de defunciones
    Item 1 Images 4-553 - Defunciones 1985-1989
    Item 2 Images 554-1022 - Defunciones 1990-1993
    Item 3 Images 1023-1425 - Defunciones 1993-1996
    Item 4 Images 1426-1914 - Defunciones 1996 – 1999
    Item 5 Images 1915-2014 - Defunciones 1999-2000
    Item 6 Images 2015-2172 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (A-M)
    Item 7 Images 2173-2323 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (M-Z)
    Item 8 Images 2324-2470 - Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961
    Item 9 Images 2471-2635 - Indice de defunciones 1888-1831
    Item 10 Images 2636-2674 - Indice de defunciones 1931-1933
    Item 11 Images 2675-2731 - Indice de defunciones 1934-1941
    Item 12 Images 2732-2784 - Indice de defunciones 1942-1946
    Item 13 Images 2785-2832 - Indice de defunciones 1947-1952
    Item 14 Images 2833-2882 - Indice de defunciones 1953-1987
    Item 15 Images 2883-2930 - Indice de defunciones 1988, 1995-1998
  • Yabucoa > Defunciones 1995-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 -- Indices de defunciones.
    1. Defunciones 1991-2000
    Item 1: Images 5-480 Defunciones 11 Jul 1991 #0320-54 a 19 Sep 1995 #0320-88
    Item 2: Images 481-916 Defunciones 11 Jun 1995 #0320-89 a 30 Dec 1998 #0320-122
    Item 3: Images 917-1105 Defunciones (Libro 48) 3 Jan 1999 #0320-1 to 2 Jun 2000 #0320-66
    2. Indice de nacimientos
    Item 4: Images 1106-1260 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from A - Q
    Item 5: Images 1261-1351 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from R - Z
    3. Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977
    Item 6: Images 1352-1610 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 A-Z
    4. Indices de defunciones 1885-2000
    Item 7: Images 1611-1865 Indices de defunciones 1885 a 7-30-1921 A - Z; last 2 pages are additional “C” entries
    Item 8: Images 1866-2116 Indices de defunciones 4-20-1920 a 7-2-1952 A - Z
    Item 9: Images 2117-2245 Indices de defunciones 7-14-1952 a 2000 A - Z
    5. Nati-muertos 1919-1931 (Stillbirths or Infant deaths)
    Item 10: Images 2246-2391 Nati-muertos (Libro Especial 1919-1922)
    Item 11: Images 2392-2498 Nati-muertos (Libro 1 1922-1925)
    Item 12: Images 2499-2604 Nati-muertos (Libro 2 1925-1928)
    Item 13: Images 2605-2708 Nati-muertos (Libro 3 1928-1931)

Question 6[edit | edit source]

Question 6: Some records are missing. Where can they be viewed?
Answer 6: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche for instructions on ordering microfilm, as well as finding a local FamilySearch Center where you can view the films. See answers below for information about known missing records and their respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location.

Aguadilla > Defunciones 1904-1908 is missing page 485. Image 1972 contains page 484, and image 1973 contains page 486. Camera operator inadvertently missed page 485 because the back of the missing page is visible in image 1973.

Bayamon > Censo 1860-1910 records are not available online. For more information about what records are available and to order the microfilm, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1506813:
• Item 1: Caja 161 1886-1889 (Pasaportes),
• Item 2: Censo Caja 7 1860, 1870, 1879, 1910,
• Items 3-20: Presupuestos Caja 22 1833-1884, 1890-1895, 1898- 1900, 1905-1907, 1909-1910, 1917-1918, and
• Items 21-24: Nacimientos (Caja 22), 1885 -- Matrimonios (Caja 22), 1893, 1895, 1903-1904

Ciales > Defunciones 1885 (Ene-Oct) can be located in Ciales > Nacimientos 1885-1890 L. 1-7, Image 5-207. For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for
• Film 1933841: Nacimientos 1885-1890 L. 1-7
• Film 1933994, Items 7-9: Defunciones 1885-1888, L. 2-4 (L. 1 filmado en carrete #1933841 ítem 1). Per the Film Notes: Libro 1 was filmed on Microfilm 1933841, Item 1.
NOTE: The Film Notes for Film 19333994 state that Libro 1 is located in Film 1933841, Item 1.

Ciales > Nacimientos 1890-1895 L. 7-12 has missing pages and pages out of sequence. For example:
• Image 2284 of 2487 is missing Folio 55, and
• Images 2434-2442 (Folios 62-69) belong between Images 2289-2290

Comerío > Indice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 and Nacimientos 1899-1906 is missing portions of Libro 11 and portions of the index for Libro 11.

Comerío > Nacimientos 1885-1890: the Index for Libro 5 for the years 1888-1889 is missing. It has been reported to be included in Comerío > Defunciones 1898-1907 (images 29-51, 53, and 54). Although there are no headers on the index to substantiate this claim, a random set of records have been checked and birth records have been matched with the index entries.

Comerío > Defunciones 1898-1907: Birth index pages are embedded within Death index pages. The affected images with birth index pages are images 29-51, 53, and 54. These records index the birth records within Comerío > Nacimientos 1885-1890 for the years 1888-1889.

Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1924-1931 is missing. Indice de Defunciones for the years 1924-1931 can be found in the waypoints for Defunciones 1924-1930 and Defunciones 1930-1933. For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1933307: Defunciones 1924-1930, and Film 1933308: Defunciones 1930-1933.

Humacao > Indice de defunciones 1961-1991 in misplaced after Defunciones 1993, and not located with the other group of Índice de Defunciones because it is spelled incorrectly (not Índice de Defunciones 1961-1991).

Humacao > Nacimientos 1885-1890 is missing Libro 5 (Records between Feb 1889 and Dec 1890) and Libro 3 is duplicated in its place (Images 1504 to 1964 are duplicates of images 766-1230). It is possible to view the names from Libro 5 in Humacao > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1926.

Lajas > Índice de Nacimientos 1885-1931 > Image 95 of 250 shows pages 191 and 192 with the corner of 193 visible; however, the next image (96) is of pages 194 and 195. Pages 192/193 are not available on the original film.

Rosario > Nacimientos 1885-1888 and Rosario > Nacimientos 1912-1923 are missing. The records for these years can be found in the following waypoints:
• San Germán > Nacimientos 1885-1888
• San Germán > Nacimientos 1910-1918
• San Germán > Nacimientos 1918-1923
For more information about what birth records for Rosario are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for:
• Film 1935159, Items 1-3: Nacimientos 1885-1888, L. 2R 1912-1923, L. 1R-2R (bis.) (L. 3R-4R no se filmaron por mal estado de conservación)
• Film 1667747, Item 5: Nacimientos y matrimonios caja 81 1883-1918

In Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1950-1952, or Book 18 of Death Certificates, Image 2 starts with Death Certificate No. 29. Death Certificate No. 1-28 for deaths from between 3 March 1950 (start date for Book 18) and 1 May 1950 (date for No. 29) are located in the browse path Sabana Grande > Defunciones 1949-1950 > Image 98 – 126 of 126..

San Juan > Pasaportes 1886-1889 records are not available online. For more information about what records are available and to order the microfilm, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1506813, Item 1: Caja 161 1886-1889.

San Sebastian > Defunciones 1914-1924, L. 26-33 is missing pages 378 and 379. Image 962 contains pages 376 and 377, and image 963 contains pages 380 and 381. Pages 377 & 380 should be the reverse sides of the missing pages. This exclusion is most likely attributed to a camera operator error.

Vega Baja > Nacimientos 1885-1889 is missing. The records can be found at the end of Vega Baja > Indices de nacimientos 1885-1889, starting with Image 254 (Items 2-6 of Film 1933481). For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1933481: Indices de Nacimientos 1885-1923 -- Nacimientos 1885-1889.

Question 7[edit | edit source]

Question 7: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 7: The following list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range that actually exist in this collection:

Aguas Buenas > Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1929 (mayo) should read as Nacimientos 1930-1931 (jun.) -- Matrimonios 1885-1931 (julio)

Bayamón >
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Abril - Cintró Zayas
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Chamberlain Jiménez - Hermida
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Hernández - Musa
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Naaldik - Rives Vega
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Rivera Addina - Siemer Verrier
•Indice de defunciones 1931-1990 Sierra - Zurita García
year span should be 1978-1990.

Cidra > Defunciones 2000 year span should read as Defunciones 2000, Sep – 2001, Aug

Coamo > Indice de Defunciones 1931-1974 year span should read as1931-1989

Isabela > Nacimientos, Matrimonios, Defunciones 1850-1885 contains records as early as 1836. For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1563565, Items 8-9: Nacimientos, defunciones y matrimonios Caja 135-136 1834-1885 (fuera de orden).

San Germán > Matrimonios 1867-1873 only contains 9 images of marriages and the rest is a mixture of passports, municipality, and residency (domicilio) records. For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1667685, Item 2: Matrimonios 1872-1873, 1892, caja 82, 275 1867-1868, extranjeros.

San Germán > Nacimientos 1885-1888 should read as Rosario > Nacimientos 1885-1888.
San Germán > Nacimientos 1910-1918 should read as Rosario > Nacimientos 1912- Feb 1918.
San Germán > Nacimientos 1918-1923 should read as Rosario > Nacimientos Mar 1918- 1923

Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 --Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 – Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 – Indice de defunciones should read as Gurabo > Nacimientos y Indice de Nacimientos 1922-1931 (Images 4-2512) - Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 (Images 2513-2681) – Indice de defunciones 1931-1999 (Images 2682-2840). For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 2177291: Nacimientos 1921-1931 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 -- Indice de defunciones 1931-1999.

Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (item 6-8 fuera de orden cronologico) -- Indices de nacimientos 188 should read as Guayam > Defunciones 1998 -- Indices de defunciones 1805-1998 (ítem 6-8 fuera de orden cronológico) -- Indices de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indices de matrimonios 1885-1965, inorder to match the Catalog Film Notes for Film 2053699.

Humacao > Índice de Defunciones 1885-1923 year span should read as 1885-1924.

Jayuya > Defunciones 1885-1893 should be listed as Defunciones 1885-1893, Nacimientos 1889-1890

Jayuya > Defunciones 1893-1887 should be listed as Defunciones 1886-1887, 1893-1896, Nacimientos 1893-1894. In addition, pages 452 through 459 are missing from Item 5 between Images 2110 and 2111.

Santa Isabel > Nacimientos 1852-1995 year span should read as 1952-1995.

Vega Baja > Indices de nacimientos 1885-1889 year span should read as 1885-1923, and are found online as images 4-253 of Film 1933481, Item 1. The remaining 1,865 images are for Vega Baja > Nacimientos 1885-1889. For more information about what records are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1933481: Indices de nacimientos 1885-1923 -- Nacimientos 1885-1889.

Vega Baja > Matrimonios 1886-1902 years span should read as 10 Agosto 1896 - 24 Julio 1902. For more information about what marriage records for Vega Baja are available online, see the Catalog Film Notes for Film 1933548:
• Items 1 and 2: Matrimonios 1896-1904
• Item 3: Matrimonios 1923-1928
• Item 4-7: Matrimonios 1905-1918

Question 8[edit | edit source]

Question 8: How do I find records from San Germán > Rosario?
Answer 8: Even though Rosario should be under San Germán, it is currently listed as a separate municipio. These records may be searched by going to Puerto Rico Civil Registrations, 1836-2001 > Rosario, and then select a desired Record Type and Year Range.

Question 9[edit | edit source]

Question 9: When I click to see any images from 2709-2711 in Caguas > Nacimientos 1928-1931, I get a black screen. Are the images for 2709-2711 available?
Answer 9: The digital film only has 2708 images. Consequently images 2708-2711 do not connect to anything on FamilySearch.

Question 10[edit | edit source]

Question 10: Some of the final waypoints for Barceloneta and Florida have identical listings for Record Type and Year Range and the film numbers are the same. Which locality do the records belong to?
Answer 10: Per the Catalog Film Notes found by using a Keywords (beta) search: “Florida, Puerto Rico,” Florida and Barceloneta were one locality and were separated a few years ago. As a result, some records are old Barceloneta with Florida and vice versa (translation from Spanish to English). These final waypoints are repeated in both browse paths for Barceloneta and Florida, specifically:

  • Nacimientos 1889-1908 - Film 1933743,
  • Nacimientos 1905-1929 - Film 1933744, and
  • Defunciones 1935-1978 L. 2-11 - Film 1933770

Question 11[edit | edit source]

Question 11: I cannot make heads or tails out of several waypoints in this collection. Would you breakdown the contents of these waypoints?
Answer 11: The following waypoints have been identified as having a ‘complex’ content:

Gurabo > Matrimonios 1937-1950 – Defunciones 1885-1889. This waypoint originates from Film 2177305 for Gurabo (Puerto Rico). Registro Civil: “Matrimonios 1937-1950 -- Defunciones 1885-1889”.
When you click on the waypoint, the first image listed is 1001 of 2889. You can enter Image 1 of 2889 to see the first image.

Until the waypoint is subdivided into 2 separate waypoints by record type, you can view the records online by following the breakdown of the record types (by Item and image numbers) listed below:
1. Matrimonios 1937-1950
Item 1: Images 4-203 Matrimonios Libro 5, Apr 1937-Sep 1939
Item 2: Images 204-401 Matrimonios Libro 6, 9/7/1939-9/30/1940
Item 3: Images 402-601 Matrimonios Libro 7, 9/30/1940-5/7/1942
Item 4: Images 602-898 Matrimonios Libro 8, 5/13/1942-6/14/1944
Item 5: Images 899-1180 Matrimonios Libro 9, 6/21/1944-3/18/1946
Item 6: Images 1181-1474 Matrimonios Libro 10, 3/21/1946-6-31/1948
Item 7: Images 1475-1755 Matrimonios Libro 11, 7/6/1948-12/26/1950
2. Defunciones 1885-1889
Item 8: Images 1756-2061 Defunciones Libro 1, 1885-1886 (image title is incorrectly stated as 1886-1887), and most of the documents are too light to even read
Item 9: Images 2062-2459 Defunciones Libro 2, 1886-1887 (preceded by an index)
Item 10: Images 2460-2886 Defunciones Libro 3, 1887-1889 (preceded by an index)

Gurabo > Nacimientos 1921-1931 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 -- Indice de defunciones. This waypoint originates from Film 2177291 for Gurabo (Puerto Rico). Registro Civil: “Nacimientos 1921-1931 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963 -- Indice de defunciones 1931-1999” in its entirety.

Until the waypoint is subdivided into 3 separate waypoints by record type, you can view the records online by following the breakdown of the record types (by Item and image numbers) listed below:
1. Nacimientos 1921-1931
Item 1: Images 4-337 Nacimientos Libro 21 1922-1923
Item 2: Images 338-616 Nacimientos Libro 22 1923-1924
Item 3: Images 617-972 Nacimientos Libro 23 1924-1927 (preceded with an index)
Item 4: Images 973-1337 Nacimientos Libro 24 1927-1928 (preceded with an index)
Item 5: Images 1338-1710 Nacimientos Libro 25 1928-1929 (preceded with an index)
Item 6: Images 1711-2068 Nacimientos Libro 26 1929-1931 (preceded with an index)
Item 7: Images 2069-2246 Nacimientos Libro 27 1931 (preceded with an index)
2. Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931
Item 8: Images 2247-2349 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1909
Item 9: Images 2350-2512 Indice de nacimientos 1910-1931
Indice de matrimonios 1885-1963
Item 10: Images 2513-2578 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1931
Item 11: Images 2579-2680 Indice de matrimonios 1931-1963
3. Indice de defunciones 1931-1999
Item 12: Images 2681-2840 Indice de defunciones 1931-1999.

San Lorenzo > Defunciones 1985-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961 -- Indice de defunciones

Item 1 Images 4-553 - Defunciones 1985-1989
Item 2 Images 554-1022 - Defunciones 1990-1993
Item 3 Images 1023-1425 - Defunciones 1993-1996
Item 4 Images 1426-1914 - Defunciones 1996 – 1999
Item 5 Images 1915-2014 - Defunciones 1999-2000
Item 6 Images 2015-2172 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (A-M)
Item 7 Images 2173-2323 - Indice de nacimientos 1899-1931 (M-Z)
Item 8 Images 2324-2470 - Indice de matrimonios 1894-1961
Item 9 Images 2471-2635 - Indice de defunciones 1888-1831
Item 10 Images 2636-2674 - Indice de defunciones 1931-1933
Item 11 Images 2675-2731 - Indice de defunciones 1934-1941
Item 12 Images 2732-2784 - Indice de defunciones 1942-1946
Item 13 Images 2785-2832 - Indice de defunciones 1947-1952
Item 14 Images 2833-2882 - Indice de defunciones 1953-1987
Item 15 Images 2883-2930 - Indice de defunciones 1988, 1995-1998

Yabucoa > Defunciones 1995-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 -- Indices de defunciones. This waypoint originates from Film 2177972 for Yabucoa (Puerto Rico) Registro Civil: “Defunciones 1995-2000 -- Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 -- Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 -- Indices de defunciones 1885-2000 -- Natimuertos 1919-1931” in its entirety.

Until the waypoint is subdivided into 5 separate waypoints by record type, you can view the records online by following the breakdown of the record types (by Item and image numbers) listed below:
1. Defunciones 1991-2000
Item 1: Images 5-480 Defunciones 11 Jul 1991 #0320-54 a 19 Sep 1995 #0320-88
Item 2: Images 481-916 Defunciones 11 Jun 1995 #0320-89 a 30 Dec 1998 #0320-122
Item 3: Images 917-1105 Defunciones (Libro 48) 3 Jan 1999 #0320-1 to 2 Jun 2000 #0320-66
2. Indice de nacimientos
Item 4: Images 1106-1260 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from A - Q
Item 5: Images 1261-1351 Indice de nacimientos 1885-1931 (6-30-1931) from R - Z
3. Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977
Item 6: Images 1352-1610 Indice de matrimonios 1885-1977 A-Z
4. Indices de defunciones 1885-2000
Item 7: Images 1611-1865 Indices de defunciones 1885 a 7-30-1921 A - Z; last 2 pages are additional “C” entries
Item 8: Images 1866-2116 Indices de defunciones 4-20-1920 a 7-2-1952 A - Z
Item 9: Images 2117-2245 Indices de defunciones 7-14-1952 a 2000 A - Z
5. Nati-muertos 1919-1931 (Stillbirths or Infant deaths)
Item 10: Images 2246-2391 Nati-muertos (Libro Especial 1919-1922)
Item 11: Images 2392-2498 Nati-muertos (Libro 1 1922-1925)
Item 12: Images 2499-2604 Nati-muertos (Libro 2 1925-1928)
Item 13: Images 2605-2708 Nati-muertos (Libro 3 1928-1931)