Sample Church Documents

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The following are three sample documents such as those you might recieve as part of your personal genealogical research request. Two are from Ponce and the other is from Yauco. Bear in mind that the actual condition of the records vary depending on how well they were stored, cared after, paper and ink used to create them, not to mention the ravages of time.

The record below is an 1774 Baptismal (bautismo)? record from Coamo, Puerto Rico (Parroquia San Blas de Illescas), for Lorenzo de Rivera legitimate son of Thomas and Barbara de Rivera.

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This next record, below, is an 1780? Baptismal? record (bautismo),? from Yauco, Puerto Rico (Parroquia Santsimo Rosario), is for a Juan de Madera, legitimate son of Alifonso and Madera and Theodora Belasquez.

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The? record below is an example of an? 1915 Marriage? (matrimonio)? record from Ponce, Puerto Rico (Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe) between Juan Jose Vega and Francisca Astacio.

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