Guánica, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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

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History[edit | edit source]

Founded in August 12, 1508 by Juan Ponce de León. Guaynía, is a word derived from the Taíno indigenous culture. At one time it was considered the capital of Puerto Rico but was destroyed during the indigenous uprising of 1511. Puerto Rico was ceded by Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish–American War. It became a territory of the United States in 1898. The United States conducted its first census of Puerto Rico in 1899. Population 19,400. [1]

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Search the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 census records for information about your Puerto Rican ancestors who were there during that time period. Click here to go to the Puerto Rico Census Page

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Guánica, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/17/20.