Registro Central de Esclavos record example

Registro Central de Esclavos

Records: 20,045 · Complete: 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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"Registro Central de Esclavos, 1872" database with images Fold3 ( accessed October 20, 2021)

Publication Title
Registro Central de Esclavos
Total Records
20,045 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
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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.