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

Municipality of Barceloneta
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Founded July 1, 1881 by Immigrant, Don Bonocio Lienze Feliu, Barceloneta ("Little Barcelone") was one of the last municipalities created by the Spanish Government in Puerto Rico. Around 1900, Barceloneta was annexed into town of Manati. Eleven years later, the government reinstated Barceloneta as a municipality. Population of 24,800. [1]

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Until the church records of this municipality are digitized and published online, write to the local Catholic Church for records prior to 1876. To find the address of the local parish, consult the Catholic Directory. For help with writing your letter or e-mail, use the Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy. If it seems that the priest would prefer to correspond in Spanish, use the Spanish Letter Writing Guide.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Barceloneta, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/15/20.