Puerto Rico Genealogy Resources

By Lauren Gamber Premium

The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

Finding Your Hispanic Roots by George R. Ryskamp (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City by Virginia E. Sánchez Korrol (University of California Press)
Not of Pure Blood: The Free People of Color and Racial Prejudice in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico by Jay Kinsbruner (Duke University Press)
The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States by Jorge Duany (University of North Carolina Press)

Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898 by César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe (University of North Carolina Press)

Organizations and Archives

Florida International University Libraries Latin American and Caribbean Information Center

Green Library 225, University Park Campus, Miami, FL 33199, (305) 348-3142, <>

The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York
Old Chelsea Station, Box 474, New York, NY 10113, <>

The Hispanic Society of America

613 W. 155th St., New York, NY 10032, (212) 926-2234, <>

Hunter College Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños)
695 Park Ave.,Room E1429, New York, NY 10065, (212) 772-5688, <>
• Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña)
Box 9024184, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902, (787) 724-0700, <>
NARA Northeast Region—New York City

201 Varick St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10014, (866) 840-1752, <>

New York State Archives

Cultural Education Center 9C71, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 474-6926, <>

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society

Box 260118, Bellerose, NY 11426, <>


Puerto Rico Department of Health, Demographic Registry

Box 11854, Fernandez Juncos Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910, (787) 767-9120, <>

Puerto Rico General Archive (Archivo General de Puerto Rico)
Instituto de Cultura, Box 9024184, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902, (787) 725-1060, <>
From the March 2010 Family Tree Magazine