Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program Fall 2016-Spring 2017

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives seeks Partners to collect, archival material, conduct research, and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals in communities in the United States.

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Centro Library

Genealogy Research

Genealogy Research

The Centro Library contains a variety of resources available for genealogical researchers. Included in the collection are census materials, books on the history of Puerto Rican towns and an extensive microfilm section that includes island newspapers from the nineteenth through the twentieth centuries and other valuable sources. See the document below.

For more information on our microfilm holdings, select Microfilm Library from the menu and then review the following collections:

I. Centro Archival Collections
II. Other Sources
III. Newspapers and Periodicals

The library also contains an archives and database collection documenting the migration of Puerto Rican migrants to the United States. For more information, select The Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora within this website.

For more information regarding genealogical research please contact the reference staff below:

Felix Rivera, Film & Media Librarian:
(212) 396-7880-office

Pedro Juan Hernandez, Senior Archivist
(212) 396-7877-office