Registro Central de Esclavos record example

    Registro Central de Esclavos

    Records: 20,045Complete: 100%

    These 1872 schedules, written in Spanish, resulted from "ley Moret," an 1870 law granting freedom to certain slaves in Puerto Rico. Slaves are listed under the department and then under the municipality in which they resided. Information for each slave may include name, country of origin, present residence, name of parents, sex, marital status, trade, age, physical description, and master's name.

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    Publication Title
    Registro Central de Esclavos
    Total Records
    20,045Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    Record Group
    Published on Fold3
    26 Jun 2009
    Last Updated
    30 Jun 2009
    NARA T1121. Slave schedules from among the Records of the Spanish Governors of Puerto Rico, 1872.