I love the feeling of finding new family records. It helps grow my family tree, but it also helps those that are researching the same ancestry, my close and distant relatives. More recently, I have started to match non-related Puerto Rican families on the free genealogy website Family Search. Though these new records will not help grow my family tree, I know someone out there in the future will appreciate my work in helping find their kin in Puerto Rico.
A research tool developed by the Record Linking Lab at Brigham Young University aims to help connect the records of Puerto Rican families listed in the US Census from 1910 through 1940. It is a great project and a good way to become a part of connecting the history of all Boricua families. View the informative video below and help build The Family Tree of Puerto Rico.