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Corozal, Puerto Rico Genealogy

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

Municipality of Corozal
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Corozal was founded in 1795 and officially became a town in 1804.

Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017, triggered numerous landslides in Corozal with a significant amount of rainfall, bridges, and homes were destroyed, and the people of Corozal had to resort to collecting spring water.

The 2010 U.S. Census listed the town of Corozal as 37,142. [1]

Civil Registration

More recent records are protected by privacy laws. However, close relatives can request them for genealogy.

Online Records

Church Records

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.

Census Records

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


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Corozal, Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encylopedia,,_Puerto_Rico, accessed 12/22/20.