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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Article 56000, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final waypoint in Historical Records.

See answers below for information about known waypoint discrepancies, such as mislabeled or missing records.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Where can the various baptism, death, and marriage records I am looking for in the Bayamón > Santa Cruz collection be found?
Answer 1: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for various missing or mislabeled Bayamón > Santa Cruzrecords and their indexes are as follows:

Missing Records and Indexes Tipo de Registro y Años where records are located
Bautismos Jan 1828- Aug 1836 (Libro 8 A)  Bautismos 1856-1878, images 197-638
Indices de Bautismos Sept 1836-Sep 1843 (Indices de Libro 9)  Matrimonios 1897-1911 -- Defunciones 1774-1865 (faltan años entre 1794 y 1821), images 1409-1461
Bautismos Sept 1836-Sep 1843 (Libro 9) Matrimonios 1897-1911 -- Defunciones 1774-1865 (faltan años entre 1794 y 1821), images 1462-1788
Bautismos 1910-1927 (Libro 3)  Bautismos 1752-1856, images 360-535
Defunciones Libro 1 through Libro 4 (pre May 1774)  Known Issue
Defunciones June 1794 – Sept 1821  Known Issue
Defunciones Jan 1827-Feb 1836 (Libro 7) Defunciones 1836-1891, images 772-1010

NOTE:  They are out of book sequence. Libro 6 and Libro 8 are located on Defunciones 1774-1865, Libro 7 would fit between images 1117-1118;
Defunciones Jan 1885-Jan 1888 (Libro 18 con indices)  Defunciones 1866-1891, images 2043-2073 (indices) and 2074-2391 (records)
Defunciones Jan 1888-Apr 1891 (Libro 19 con indices)  Defunciones 1866-1891, images 2392-2426 (indices) and 2427-2752 (records)

 NOTE: They are out of book sequence. Libro 17 and Libro 20 are located on Defunciones 1884-1901, Libros 18 and 19 would fit between images 39-40
Matrimonios 1787-1796  Known Issue
Matrimonios Apr 1889-Feb 1896 (Libro 10 A – Copied acts of betrothals)  Matrimonios 1897-1911, images 215-400

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Where can the marriage records and their indexes in the Cataño > Nuestra Señora del Carmen collection be found?
Answer 2: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for marriage records and their indexes are as follows:

Missing Marriage Records    Tipo de Registro y Años where records are located
Matrimonios 1781-1891 and indices Matrimonios 1781-1791

Note: images for pages 98 and 108 are missing.

Índice de Matrimonios 1781-1791;
Matrimonios July 1893-1931 and indices Matrimonios 1793-1931

Índice de Matrimonios 1793-1931

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: Where can the marriage records and the baptism index 1927-1929 in the Loíza > San Patricio collection be found?
Answer 3: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for marriage records and baptism index are as follows:  

Missing Marriage Records    Tipo de Registro y Años where records are located
Matrimonios 1808- 1850, May 1856 Bautismos 1808-1850
Matrimonios 1841-1859 Bautismos 1851-1859
Matrimonios 1880-1910 Bautismos 1880-1919
Mislabeled Tipo de Registro y Años Corrected Tipo de Registro y Años
Índice de Bautismos 1929-1929 Índice de Bautismos 1927-1929 (Libro 17)

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: Where are the military Catholic Church records for San Juan > Nuestra Señora de los Remedios?
Answer 4: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for military Catholic Church records are as follows:   

  Current Tipo de Registro y Años
Corrected Tipo de Registro y Años de Militares
Bautismos 1793-1797 Bautismos de hijos de militares, 1793-1797
Bautismos 1804-1874 Bautismos y matrimonios de militares entremezclados y sin orden cronológico, 1804-1872
Bautismos 1821-1831 Bautismos, confirmaciones y matrimonios de militares, 1821-1831
Bautismos 1834-1839 Bautismos de hijos de militares, 1834-1839
Bautismos 1854-1879 Bautismos, confirmaciones y matrimonios de militares, 1854-1879
Bautismos 1868-1892 Bautismos de hijos de militares, 1868-1892
Bautismos 1891-1898 Bautismos de hijos de militares, 1891-1898
Bautismos 1915-1936 Bautismos, matrimonios y entierros de militares, 1915-1936 (en inglés)
Confirmaciones 1790-1812 Confirmaciones de militares, 1790-1812
Confirmaciones 1821-1831 Bautismos y Matrimonios de militares, 1821-1831
Defunciones 1804-1815 Entierros de militares, 1804-1815
Defunciones 1815-1835 Defunciones de militares, 1816-1835
Defunciones 1854-1864 Defunciones de militares, 1854-1864
Defunciones 1859-1864 Defunciones de militares, 1859-1864
Defunciones 1863-1865 Defunciones de militares,1863 y Indices de Defunciones Militares, 1859-1865
Defunciones 1864-1865 Defunciones de militares, 1864-1865
Defunciones 1864-1879 Defunciones de militares, 1864-1879
Defunciones 1864-1883 Defunciones de militares, 1864-1883
Defunciones 1865-1867 Defunciones de militares, 1868-1892
Defunciones 1867-1880 Defunciones de militares, 1867-1880
Defunciones 1867-1880 Defunciones de militares, 1867-1880
Defunciones 1868-1892 Defunciones de militares, 1868-1892
Defunciones 1869-1870 Defunciones de militares, 1869-1870
Defunciones 1883-1895 Defunciones de militares, 1883-1895
Matrimonios 1790-1815 Matrimonios de militares, 1790-1816
Matrimonios 1822-1868 Matrimonios de militares, 1822-1868
Matrimonios 1868-1891 Matrimonios de militares, 1869-1891

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: Some Tipo de Registro y Años in the San Juan > Nuestra Señora de los Remedios collection have an incorrect date range. What is the correct date range?
Answer 5: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for various incorrect date ranges are as follows:   

Current Tipo de Registro y Años
Corrected Tipo de Registro y Años
Confirmaciones 1791-1911 Índice de Confirmaciones 1791-1911
Defunciones 1726-1776 Defunciones 1762-1766
Defunciones 1747-1747 Defunciones 1741-1747
Defunciones 1776-1766 Defunciones 1766-1769
Defunciones 1769-1773 Defunciones 1769-1777
Matrimonios 1821-1831 Duplicate images of Bautismos 1821-1831
Matrimonios 1915-1936 Duplicate images of Bautismos 1915-1936
Defunciones 1915-1936 Duplicate images of Bautismos 1915-1936

Question 6[edit | edit source]

Question 6: Are there missing pages in San Juan > Nuestra Señora de los Remedios > Bautismos 1852-1855?
Answer 6: Pages 106-244 (the entire year of 1854 to January 1855) are missing between images 148-149. If you look at Image 149 on the left you can clearly see there would have been a page 244.

Question 7[edit | edit source]

Question 7: Where can the baptism records in the Santurce > San Mateo collection be found?
Answer 7: The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for baptism records are as follows:   

Missing Baptism Records Tipo de Registro y Años where records are located
Bautismos 1773-1822 Defunciones 1773-1822
Bautismos 1822-1838 Defunciones 1822-1838
Bautismos 1838-1849 Defunciones 1838-1849
Bautismos 1849-1862 Defunciones 1849-1862
Bautismos 1862-1868 Defunciones 1862-1868

Question 8[edit | edit source]

Question 8: Where can the baptism records in the Rio Grande collection be found?
Answer 8: The majority of the Rio Grande > Nuestra Señora del Carmen Bautismo records are located in Rincón > Nuestra Señora del Carmen. The corrected Tipo de Registro y Años for baptism records are as follows:

Missing Baptism Records Tipo de Registro y Años where records are located
Bautismos 1870-1872   Bautismos 1870-1882
Bautismos 1872-1873
  Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Bautismos 1872-1873
Bautismos 1873-1876   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Bautismos 1873-1876
Bautismos 1876-1879   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Bautismos 1876-1879
Bautismos 1879-1881   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Bautismos 1879-1881
Índice de Bautismos 1873-1876   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Índice de Bautismos 1873-1876
Índice de Bautismos 1876-1879   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Índice de Bautismos 1876-1879
Índice de Bautismos 1879-1881   Rincon > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Índice de Bautismos 1879-1881

NOTE: There are no valid records for Rincón > Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

Question 9[edit | edit source]

Question 9: Where can I find Río Piedras > Nuestra Señora del Pilar > Defunciones 1871-1873?
Answer 9: Defunciones 1810-1873 should read as Defunciones 1870-1873. There was no corresponding film for Defunciones 1810-1873, and that there was no waypoint for Film 2237962: Defunciones, 1870-1893 (oct.) covering the years 1870-1873. A typo must have occurred when someone entered 1810 instead of 1870.

Question 10[edit | edit source]

Question 10: The waypoint Río Grande > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Índice de Matrimonios 1864-1868 refers to pages (or folios) that do not exist in the waypoint Río Grande > Nuestra Señora del Carmen > Matrimonios 1864-1868, which contains the actual marriage records. Where can these pages be found?
Answer 10: Unfortunately, Pages 71-250 (and the years 1868-1883) are missing from Río Grande > Nuestra Señora del Carmen marriage records, online and in the Catalog. Page 70 is the last page within Matrimonios 1864-1868, and Matrimonios 1883-1887 starts with Page 251. You will not find the pages on Film 2238190, Item 5: Matrimonios v. 2, (may.) 1864-1868 (mar.), or Film 2238099: Item 1-3: Matrimonios v. 2-4, (dic.) 1863 [1883]-1944 (aug.).

Question 11[edit | edit source]

Question 11: Are there missing pages in Toa Alta > San Fernando > Defunciones, 1888-1911, 1843-1859 (morenos y esclavos) -- Matrimonios, 1818-1881?
Answer 11: In the waypoint Toa Alta > San Fernando > Defunciones, 1888-1911, 1843-1859 (morenos y esclavos) -- Matrimonios, 1818-1881, there are small groups of missing pages throughout the Film 2239623, Item 3.