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Hispanic: Central and South America, Mexico, Caribbean, and the West Indies Resources


El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-2001

Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in El Salvador.

Cuba Gen Web

Genealogy of Mexico

Hispanic Genealogy Centre

The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York’s compendium of links (click Resources) connects you with primarily Puerto Rican resources.


If you’re looking for Caribbean resources in one spot, is probably the most comprehensive site. It has links to resources for all the islands, whether they are or were territories of Spain, the United States, England, France or the Netherlands. Navigate the site from the links at the top of the page, or by scrolling down to the topic you’re looking for.

La Guía de Información Genealógica and Directorio de Genealogía Hispana

La Guía de Información Genealógica (Genealogical Information Guide) is a Spanish-language site, so you’ll need your translation tools if you don’t read Spanish. Primarily focused on Central and South America, la Guía contains particularly useful links for genealogists interested in Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. It also offers one of the more complete resource lists for Panama. Bonus: Because it’s a new site, most of the links to other sites are functional.

Collections for Barbados and the Caribbean Islands

Includes Caribbean Births and Baptisms.

Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

The University College of London has also created a database of British slave owners that filed claims for compensation in 1833 when parliament abolished slavery.

List of Plantation Owners of St. Domingue

Helpful in identifying slave owners that were a part of the French Colony of St. Domingue.

Archives Library Information Center (NARA)