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The study of the genealogy of our ancestors can be challenging. The first question that is often asked by persons who are just beginning is, How do I begin?
Most of your research will begin using the Internet and the best place to start is within the United States Federal Census Records of Puerto Rico.
Things you should know that are important to your research:
1: Your family's complete surname. The Puerto Rican surname spins off of the old Spanish tradition.…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:30am
It is an old scientific paper on mtDNA studies that were done on ancient skeletons of the Taino ancestors. These studies were done before the People gathered together to ban desecrations of ancient grave sites. Despite that these mtDNA studies prove that the Taino people are not "extinct." That you are still here as evidenced within mtDNA test results of descendants of the Taino.
The paper I am sharing was written by Charles Lalueza Fox et al, I am hoping I can upload it…Continue
Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:22pm
The Guanahatabey, New Data - New Vistas, Old
John J. Browne Ayes, Author of Juan Ponce de Leon His New And Revised Genealogy
The Guanahuatabey were a distinct people and spoke a different language from the classic Taino. Thus, they were different from the Taino racially and probably have their ancestry within a different tribal group that migrated from…
Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:58pm
Yesterday I gave a lecture at the college of Ana G. Mendez in Orlando, Florida. The lecture pointed out errors within the history and genealogy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon, the survival of the Indigenous people, the Taino and the Guanahatabey of the Caribbean Islands of Cuba, Isla Hispanola and Isla de San Juan de Puerto Rico survived and left maternal genetic descendants despite the destruction and abuse they suffered during the conquest of the aforementioned islands.
At the end of…Continue
Posted on October 13, 2013 at 10:17am — 1 Comment
My latest discovery within my genealogy is the Legrand.
Jean Baptiste Legrand immigrated from New Orleans to Puerto Rico during the early 1800's when the Spanish royals had issued what was called Cedula de Gracia. To qualify the immigrant had to have had baptism within the catholic church. the immigrants were then granted land as well as official citizenship in the Spanish province of Puerto Rico.
My other grandfather, Jean Louis Ales also immigrated to Puerto Rico…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2012 at 11:00am — 5 Comments