Toa Baja, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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

Municipality of Toa Baja
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History[edit | edit source]

The region of what is now Toa Baja belonged to the Taíno (indegnious people). Some of the families that settled in the region were the Marrero, Salgado, and Martínez, which came from the Canary Islands. In 1905, the town was legally given status as an independent town.

The leprosy patients (called Hansen Disease) were confined in a leprosarium that was constructed during the end of the XIX century in Isla de Cabras (Goat’s Island), off the shore of Toa Baja.

Its first settlers were families from Canary Islands, by the names of Marrero, Salgado and Martinez.

The Plata River rose more than 11 feet on September 20, 2017 with (Hurricane Maria) causing major flooding to areas along the river.

In 2010, the United States Census listed the population as 89,600. [1] [2]

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Toa Baja, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico#History, accessed 12/27/20.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Toa Baja, Puerto Rico Valleys of the Toa City," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,, accessed 12/27/20.