San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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

Municipality of San Lorenzo
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History[edit | edit source]

San Lorenzo was founded in 1737 under the name San Miguel de Hato Grande by Valeriano Muñoz de Oneca from Seville, Spain.

The exact date is not certain because the parochial archives of this municipality were lost in a fire and no copies were available.

The original settlers of the then-village were the Muñoz de Oneca, López de Alicea, and Sánchez de Cos families. The church was erected in 1811.

Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017, triggered numerous landslides in San Lorenzo with a significant amount of rainfall. [1] [2]

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]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeterio Municipal Nuevo (San Lorenzo Municipality)

Cemeterio Municipal Viejo, Barrio Hato, San Loren

Cemeterio Ramanso, Barrio  Quebrada, San Lorenzo (Quemados)

El Remanso Memorial

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, "San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/27/20.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico The Town of the Samaritans," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,, accessed 12/27/20.