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- 1 Interactive COUNTRY Jurisdiction Map
- 2 Jurisdictions
- 3 Puerto Rico Jurisdictions
Interactive COUNTRY Jurisdiction Map[edit | edit source]
Link to interactive/clickable map. Brief explanation.
Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]
Explanation of jurisdiction and how it is arranged in COUNTRY.
:A jurisdiction is an area governed by a system of laws. Each jurisdiction has a geographic boundary with some type of authority (i.e., manor, parish, town, county). This authority has the power to apply and enforce the laws. In England birth, marriage, death, census, and other genealogical records are organized and stored in different governmental levels such as parish, town, and county.
SMALLEST JURISDICTIONS LIST[edit | edit source]
NEXT LEVEL JURISDICTIONS LIST[edit | edit source]
HIGHEST LEVEL JURISDICTIONS LIST[edit | edit source]
Country History[edit | edit source]
Add any history that has information pertaining to jurisdictions
Puerto Rico Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]
Barrios[edit | edit source]
Barrios of Puerto Rico are the the administrative divisions of the municipalities. A barrios is similar to a civil township or precinct.
Municipalities[edit | edit source]
Municipalities are the level where most birth, marriage, and death records are kept.
The municipalities of Puerto Rico are the main administrative divisions of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. There are 78 municipalities. Each lead by a mayor with a municipal legislature and are divided into barrios.
Governor[edit | edit source]
Since 1900 the top level of government in Puerto Rico is the position of governor who has the overall responsibility of the state of the commonwealth.
History[edit | edit source]
Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States in 1898, when Spain relinquished all control after four centuries of control. Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth (also known as an unincorporated territory) of the United States. Puerto Ricans have been United States citizens since 1917. 
Jurisdictions under Spanish Rule[edit | edit source]
The only references to jurisdictions before 1805 are those of the Catholic Church diocese.
For futher information: Perto Rico Research Guide by Platt, Lyman De, PH.D.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Puerto Rico," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Puerto_Rico&oldid=989023479 (accessed November 13, 2020).