Puerto Rico Marriages- What else you can try

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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the birth section of the Puerto Rico Guided Research page.

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Additional Databases and Online Resources




Substitute Records

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Additional Records with Marriage Information

Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for marriage events may not have been created at the time of the marriage. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.

Use these substitute records to locate marriage information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
See Wiki Page
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a birthdate.
Census Records
See Wiki page
Census records from 1910 onward give ages of the recorded individuals, allowing researchers to calculate birth years.

There is also a Social Populations Schedule for 1935-1936 that is very similar to the US Federal Census information.

Immigration and Naturalization Records
Immigration and Naturalization FS Collection
Birth information, parents' names, physical description, names of spouse and children.
Puerto Rico Slavery Records
See Wiki page
Slave name, owner's name, job, age, height, ethnicity hair, beard, eyes, nose, mouth, and unique physical attributes.