Project: Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

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¡Bienvenido! Welcome!

Puerto Rico Project

Are you interested in the Puerto Rico Project?

Please Note:

  • If you are working on a profile of someone born in Puerto Rico, and would like to do so, please add the Puerto Rico Sticker.
  • If you are working on a profile of someone with Puerto Rican ancestors, and would like to do so, please add the Puerto Rican Roots sticker.
  • Please do not add the Puerto Rican Roots project box to profiles. This is reserved for profiles which are project protected and being managed by the project. Thank you.
  • Puerto Rican Resources

Tenga en cuenta

  • Si estás trabajando en un perfil de una persona nacida en Puerto Rico y deseas hacerlo, agrega la etiqueta de Puerto Rico.
  • Si estás trabajando en un perfil de una persona con antepasados puertorriqueños y deseas hacerlo, agrega la etiqueta de Puerto Rican Roots.
  • Por favor, no agrega el cuadro de proyecto Puerto Rican Roots a los perfiles. Esto está reservado para perfiles que están protegidos por proyectos y gestionados por el proyecto. Gracias.
  • Recursos Puertorriqueños



The goals of the Puerto Rican Roots project are to make every single Puerto Rican profile the very best it can be and to provide help and support to WikiTree members who manage profiles that have some relation to Puerto Rico. We wish to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations and current researchers that can facilitate their quest for family history.

El objetivo del proyecto Puerto Rican Roots es hacer que cada perfil puertorriqueño sea lo mejor posible y brindar ayuda y apoyo a los miembros de WikiTree que administran perfiles que tienen alguna relación con Puerto Rico. Queremos dejar un legado de trabajo perdurable para las generaciones futuras y los investigadores actuales que puedan facilitar su búsqueda de la historia familiar.

Getting involved in the Puerto Rican Roots Project

You can contribute to the project in several ways. These include:

  • Profile Improvers Team
  • Sub Projects Teams
    • Puerto Rican Politicians
    • Puerto Rican Writers

In order to be included in the Puerto Rican Roots Project, and be added to the Member Contributions page, you need to be active in the project as part of one or more of these teams. New teams can also be formed to match member interest. For more information see our Teams page.

Involucrarse en el Proyecto Puerto Rican Roots

Puedes contribuir al proyecto de varias maneras. Éstas incluyen:

  • Equipo de mejora los perfiles
  • Equipos de Proyectos Secundarios
    • Políticos puertorriqueños
    • Escritores puertorriqueños

Para ser incluido en el Proyecto Puerto Rican Roots, y ser agregado a la página Member Contributions, debe estar activo en el proyecto como parte de uno o más de estos equipos. También podemos formar nuevos equipos para que coincida con el interés de los miembros. Para obtener más información, consulte nuestra página Teams (Equipos).

The Puerto Rico Project is a "Top-Level" project that serves as a central repository and directory for all those projects and sub-projects that have a direct relationship to Puerto Rico.</center>

Puerto Rico is one of the 20 Latin American nations. Officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), it is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic, and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles. With around 3.5 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The capital and largest city is San Juan. Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with warm weather year-round and does not observe daylight saving time. Its official languages are Spanish, which is prevalent, and English.

Today, people born in Puerto Rico are natural-born U.S. citizens. The territory operates under a local constitution, and Puerto Ricans elect their own governor. However, Puerto Rico lacks voting members in Congress and is subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the United States under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. As of 2015, Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, although a 2012 referendum showed a majority (54% of the electorate) in favor of a change in status, with full statehood the preferred option.

Currently Associated Projects

Projects in the Process of Formation

  • None at present

Proposed Projects

Please make suggestions for any projects you'd like to see developed (particularly if you're willing to act as a Project Leader or Project Coordinator). Add your WikiTree ID and the time and date by placing ~~~~ (four tildes) after your suggestion before pressing <Enter>.

Would you consider the addition of a project focused on the African diaspora in Puerto Rico?

Adding Associated Categories

If you create a Category that could be considered as Puerto Rican, please post [[Category:Puerto Rico]] at the top of the page for that category. Doing so will make it a sub-category of Project:Puerto Rico and automatically list it with all the other associated categories on the Category:Puerto_Rico page.

G2G Forums

Please add the tag puerto_rico to any discussions in G2G involving a Puerto Rican project or sub-project.

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