Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New release of records from Puerto Rico

In case you haven't heard the good news, this week announced they have just released a collection of more then 5 million vital records from Puerto Rico.  

At first, I assumed it would to be exactly like Family So technically it is the same thing, the same records are found in both spots now. What makes it different from Family Search is that it's already organized & categorized using a search engine that filters the information of the specific person you are searching for. There isn't always a "shaky leaf" that appears with hints like other records do. You have to look specifically through this search engine, link here. This new method of searching eliminates having to search through indexes, page numbers & book numbers, which sometimes can be SO time consuming. already has done much of the work for you. It's wonderful & a huge time saver.  I briefly got on there today, typed in a last name & already found 3 new records for ancestors in my family tree. If there was ever a good time to start your family history, it is now. What a blessing it is that people took the time to manually go through all of these civil books & electronically organized them for us. I am so grateful for this & excited to see what more I will find.

Click here to read more about the new records available & to learn how to search for them.
Civil registration began in Puerto Rico in 1885
We’ve just launched a new collection with more than 5 million vital records from Puerto Rico. - See more at:

1 comment:

  1. You go girl!!! I'm excited for all that you have found!