Registro Central de Esclavos

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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
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Records: 20,045 · Complete: 100%
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June 26, 2009
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June 30, 2009
NARA T1121. Slave schedules from among the Records of the Spanish Governors of Puerto Rico, 1872.