Puerto Rico, Agricultural Schedules of the 1935 Special Census - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1935
Language Spanish, French
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of the agricultural schedules from the census taken in 1935 by the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration under the supervision of the United States Bureau of Census. Production items relate to the year 1935 and the other items to December 1, 1935.

Document sections are represented by Roman Numerals (e.g., I, II, III, etc.).

  • Sections I and II contain genealogical information. Section VI also gives the race and number of people living on the land.
  • Sections III-XI only contain information pertaining to the land itself, if any and number of animals, and the type and number of machinery used on that land.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish and French.For help reading them see:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

If you speak French, the following guides may be helpful:

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You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Puerto Rico, Agricultural Schedules of the 1935 Special Census.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Sections I-II of the census include the following information:

  • Name of the manager/operator of each farm
  • Address or residence
  • Race
  • Date the manager/operator began working the land
  • Other occupation(s)
  • Name of other people that pieces of the land have been leased to
  • Address of other people that pieces of the land have been leased to
  • Name of owner and whether he is living or deceased

Sections III-XI of the census include the following:

  • Acreage
  • Value and indebtedness
  • Number of farm buildings and inhabitant
  • Crops for sale
  • Number and kind of domesticated animals
  • Details about machinery used on farm

The Informe del Enumerador (Enumerator Report) gives the:

  • Municipality (Municipalidad)
  • District number
  • Name of district (barrio)
  • Number in order of visitation Numero de la finca en orden de visita
  • Enumeration District

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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