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Diana Mansfield
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Unscrambling a Brick Wall
It's been a while, I have so many things I could write about. Today I want to write about a new brick wall that's slowly been uncrumbling for me the past week or so.  I've written about my great grandfather named Primitivo before. You can read more about hi...
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March 22, 1873 -- the offical date
Yesterday we celebrated the abolishment of slavery in Puerto Rico. March
22, 1873, was the official date. It was announced in La Gazeta de
Puerto Rico. This is the link to where the digital version of the article can be found & read.  Click here The artic...
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Worker in the Cane
I recently read a biography called: "Worker in the Cane-A Puerto Rican Life History", written by the late Sidney W. Mintz that opened my perspective on living in Puerto Rico in the 1930 to mid 40's.  The reason I choose to read this book is that my grandfat...
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Worker in the Cane
I recently read a biography called: "Worker in the Cane-A Puerto Rican Life History", written by the late Sidney W. Mintz that changed my perspective on living in Puerto Rico in the 1930 to mid 40's.  The reason I choose to read this book is that my grandfa...
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Rita Torres Rolger
I recently discovered my paternal first cousin 3x removed. Her name is Rita Torres Rolger (or sometimes spelled Rotger). Although, a distant cousin, Rita is important to me for a few reasons. The first reason is that, after I discovered her on a 1910 census...
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La Gaceta de Puerto Rico
I learned about something not long ago that has really come to value in my research.  The Library of Congress has digitally uploaded newspaper articles for Puerto Rico as far back as the mid 1800's to early 1900's. The link to this can be found by clicking ...
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Ancestry.com's Commercial on Puerto Rican Ancestry
Sometime ago I got in touch with a distant cousin. I didn't know she a distant relative at first. She was very helpful in answering some research questions for me. Later on I found out she was the writer of a family history blog that I follow. The link to h...
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Marriage Dispensa
Lets break the marriage procedure down for the earlier days in Puerto Rico.    First thing to understand is that before the United States overtook Puerto Rico, Spain was in power. Spain came hand-in-hand with the Roman Catholic Church. Everyone permanently ...
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More on Angelina
I've written a post on great aunt Angelina Rodriguez Davila, a while ago. You can find it HERE .  Back when I wrote that post I didn't know as much about Angelina as I do now. Angelina is special to me. Through Angelina, I was able to connect with distant c...
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Puerto Rico
About a year ago I read an article that said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Puerto Rico & spoke about civil rights. I wasn't sure how accurate this article was because in all my school days this was never brought up. With a little digging I discovered, ...
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