Puerto Rico Genealogy Resources

By Lauren Gamber Premium

Puerto Rico Genealogy Books

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

Get Your Free Essential Genealogy Research Forms

Sign up for the Family Tree Newsletter and receive 10 research forms as a special thank you!

Get Your Free Genealogy Forms

  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Find your American ancestors with State Research Guides for the Entire US!

Instantly download research guides for all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., for less than $1 each! Find new ideas and resources to research ancestors in each U.S. state.