SITE ADDITIONS AND CHANGES
|11 November, 2013
It's been a while hasn't it? Although I've not updated much on the site, I'm never really far from genealogy whether it's going through records, transcribing for Family Search or updating my tree.
Ahh but Ariel as usual comes up with something so exciting that it lights a fire under me and we're off. This particular upload however isn't something that just showed up - we've had this information for over a year. Don't exactly know why we didn't upload it earlier but as I often believe everything has a reason and now with Veteran's Day, it seems the right time to present to you The Hat.
Dad, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and yearn to see you if just for a moment to hug and tell you how much I love you. I miss you so much...
On another note, while a sad one for me, I nevertheless remember my Dad today; it is the anniversary of my father's passing.
|6 June, 2011
||Memorial Day has come and gone, notwithstanding, we gladly and respectfully continue to honor those who served in The Korean War with a beautiful contribution by Ariel.
|17 February, 2011
||Sometime in April of 2010 Ariel and I discovered a special find we came across a list of enlisted men in Puerto Rico. This one was different from the Henry Barracks - this appeared to be the beginning of what is now known to be a "Regular Army". As I read each name, I wondered who this individual was, why did he enlist? Were there rewards to enlistment?
I got lost in my own questions, I got lost in the physical descriptions - I was speechless then just as I am now.|
While it took me a very long time to work on just one letter of the alphabet, Ariel with the help of his granddaughter finished the rest -
believe me no easy feat. Thousands of names - it wasn't just simply transcribing a date, a place of birth, a name; we had physical descriptions and classifications
that we're still wondering what it all means. Anyway, as usual, I all too often go off in tangents just as I'm doing now and what I really want
is for you to learn from and enjoy this list as much as Ariel and I have.
The Americans have arrived, the Spanish have lost the war and, roughly a little over 2-1/2 years later our island's Regiment is in place - the one that eventually leads to the much lauded 65th Infantry. By the way, while you're perusing this wonderful list, take a minute or two to view pictures relevant to the our soldiers: Regiment Photos
|15 January, 2011
||We've just uploaded another Marine Tiger list; this one is no less special than all the others that have been uploaded instead, however, it is as special as the first one we uploaded. Why? It is the last Marine Tiger list. I remember when Ariel offered the first manifest, I couldn't believe it and thinking back on it now I don't know if I expressed to him how honored and thankful I was and still am. To someone (me) at the time sitting in her kitchen, up on a mountain in Puerto Rico on a laptop with minimal memory, this was huge.|
Back in October of 2002 the first Marine Tiger was presented as such, 'Much work and tribulation went into this particular page but, all of it done with great love and in memory of those who came before us. ' Now eight years later we, Ariel and I, ask that you take one more trip with us to meet these amazing individuals ~ they arrived on June 16, 1947 on the last voyage of the Marine Tiger from Puerto Rico to New York.
|17 October, 2010
||I've just uploaded a wonderful article written by Ariel ; what an amazing article. |
Coincidences of life - Ariel and I grew up in the same neighborhood and so when he describes life and places, I "see" what he describes. This article became a trip back to my childhood. I know where that Post Office was, my kindergarten school was P.S. 148, I walked to Graham Avenue practically every weekend. In my minds eye, I see it as if time has not passed.
Time has passed though and with it comes an immense appreciation and admiration for my own parents, my heroes. Please take a few minutes to read The Puerto Rican Northern Migration Created Heroes for Us to Honor.
|05 October, 2010
||We have new arrivals and Ariel Blondet has brought them to us. Please take a moment when you get to the page to read an excerpt from Ariel's article. In the months ahead, Ariel will have more to add.|
Now! Our ancestors have been out to sea for roughly 4 days - travel back, imagine it and then welcome the Marine Tiger that arrived in New York on June 2, 1947.
|23 April, 2010
||I've only been researching for the last 13 years and I am just as excited as I was in the beginning
with every new project. It really becomes a child that you hold and protect
until you're ready to release and share. |
Ariel and I have just finished an exciting new project: transcribing the 1900
census of the Henry Barracks, a military installation in Cayey, Puerto Rico. I hope you'll share in our excitement as we present it - Twelfth Census of the United States - The Henry Barracks
|15 March, 2010
||Here we are again on the pier. Ariel has just brought us another Marine Tiger; this one departed on May 15 and arrived on May 19, 1947. |
|18 November, 2009
||On May 1, 1947 the Marine Tiger left San Juan; it arrived in New York on May 5th. As we all prepare to collectively
give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, let's applaud Ariel Blondet for his generosity and hard work.|
Ariel, on a personal level, I thank you for all that you are - you're a great individual and anyone who has crossed paths with you knows this to be true. Thank you my friend.
Let's go meet those that left Puerto Rico in 1947 on May 1st and arrived on May 5, 1947.
|15 October, 2009
||We've got something amazing going up. Ariel came up with a copy of a 1947 island newspaper! I'm in my glory! Of course, he gets totally entrenched into
the individuals and their lives with research. I on the other hand want to go back in time. I'm trying to showcase the pictures with graphics, how am I going
to present them so that I bring back the essence of the time. In any event, it takes us a while with discussions back and forth before something gets uploaded. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we have.|
Let's flip through the pages of El Imparcial and straight to, in this case, La Pagina Social of Notas de Puerto Rico.
|14 May, 2009
||It's been roughly over five months since our last communication. I'm hopeful that you are still as feverish about finding your ancestors as you were when you first started your endeavour.
Ariel has just finished transcribing the Marine Tiger that
left San Juan on April 17th and arrived in New York on
April 21st, 1947. The horn has sounded, let us meet the
new arrivals on this Marine
|02 December, 2008
||Here we are again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are now into the spirit of Christmas.
Ariel has just finished transcribing the Marine Tiger
which sailed on September 5, 1946 with well over 800 (close
to 900) individuals! You know the way - it is now September
9, 1946, let's go meet them on the Marine Tiger.
|05 October, 2008
||You know I have to say something up front; this site is as much Ariel's as it is mine.
I started this site seven years ago knowing very little and having very little information on my ancestors.
The primary purpose was to have a place to showcase my family and to encourage others, who like myself were amateurs,
to not feel intimidated and take the step forward into their history. I hope that in some small way I've done that for some of you.
If I told you all how I "met" Ariel (someday I will) you would definitely believe that our ancestors put us together. From that meeting came Ariel's wonderful contributions:
Freedom Lost, 1899 Census, The Military - Our Men and his greatest undertaking Pasajeros a Nueva York. So you see, Puerto Rico: My Ancestors and Their Descendants is Ariel's place too.
Once again, I'm proud to say that we have just uploaded another Marine Tiger passenger list. Our ancestors left Puerto Rico on August 22nd and arrived on August 26, 1946. As always we ask, won't you greet them? August 22, 1946.
|23 July, 2008
||There is no stopping him - Ariel has just transcribed yet another Marine Tiger. Please greet the passengers who arrived on April
||Just wanted you all to know that yet another ship has
sailed into New York. Ariel, let me be the first to thank
you; for your hard work and perseverance. Here is the
Marine Tiger that left on March 20th and arrived on March
||Happy first day of summer everyone! I'm brought back by Ariel's passenger lists, specifically the Marine Tiger. Welcome those that departed Puerto Rico on March 6th and arrived in New York on March 10, 1947. They are here: Marine Tiger.
||Heads up! The new arrivals to the states are in, courtesy
of Ariel Blondet - Don't miss them; you can welcome them
here: Marine Tiger.
|02 December, 2007
||To those of you who visit occassionally I'll tell that
after so many years I decided earlier this year to go
back to college. It's been strange and wonderful to be
back in a classroom setting and one that I truly relish.
It does, however, trouble me that I have not kept up with
my little world on the web as much as I would like to
and I thank all of you who, nonetheless, send me your
wonderful stories and notes of encouragement - thank you
Now, I'll give you a guess as to who and what has drawn
me back - shouldn't be hard if you look at most of the
previous entires - yes, you've got it - the who is Ariel
and the what is his Marine Tiger. This one departed on
February 6, 1947 and arrived on February 10th. You know
the way, let's welcome them Marine
Tiger. Oh! and if anyone deserves
a huge note of gratitude it is Ariel ~ thank you Ariel.
|30 April, 2007
||Here I am once again because of Ariel. His hard work
and research brings us all another gift - another
At the same time, I have to bring up something that is
a little unpleasant. A while back it came to my attention
that work that Ariel had and continues to meticulously
research, transcribe and put together (plane and/or ship)
had been copied from this site and under guise uploaded
to another. We know that this duplicity had taken place
because innocent errors made by us, were copied exactly.
It is bothersome to me and to all those who transcribe
because we know how hard this task we take upon ourselves
to do really is, that someone without an ounce of dignity
would just take without giving credit is contemptible.
Now that I've gotten the unpleasantness of the situation
out into the forefront, I'd like to present to you Ariel's
work: The Marine Tiger
that departed on January 23, 1947.
|04 December, 2006
||I've been non-visible partly by design and by life's
own incidences. I've missed my home on the
internet and yearn to be back to it as I was before.
As I've said, there is one true patient constant in my
life, my dearest friend, Ariel Blondet. Once again he
has pulled me out and given us another Marine Tiger. This
is no small feat because he researches it and transcribes
it himself. You are a wonder Ariel!
It's been a long time since we had a ship come through
here and it's time to go see. Envision with us, Ariel
and me, the ship that came in on January 13, 1947; let's
go greet the newest passengers on the Marine
|26 December, 2005
||Wow everyone, this has been a real long time coming...
I can not believe that the last time I uploaded anything
was last February. Personally, a lot has happened including
a move back to the States.
I am truly blessed though because there is always a constant,
serene and very patient individual whom I respect very
highly. You all now know him as Ariel and he has once
again given us another Marine Tiger. It departed Puerto
Rico, December 26, 1946; 59 years ago!
Ariel, how many times would it be appropriate for me to
thank you from the bottom of my heart? Answer; forever!
Thank you my dear friend.
Now, let's go see who is on the newly arrived Marine
|22 February, 2005
||Do you know someone who embarked on the Marine Tiger?
Could they have left Puerto Rico on December 12, 1946?
Take a look they could be here.
||27 November, 2004
||Ariel and I would like to present to you those who just
left Puerto Rico on ~ November 28th ~ arriving in New York
four days later on December 2nd, 1946. The ship, the Marine
Tiger. Please meet them here.
||Oh my it's been a while hasn't it? Dalia's
Diary will fill you in a bit as to where I've
been, where I am and what has created a lull. Aside from
that I will be uploading some new book titles in the next
few days and updating the Links page.
||Ariel has done it once again. He has just transcribed
the Marine Tiger that departed on November 14, 1946 and
arrived November 18, 1946. Again I ask you, let's meet
our new arrivals at the pier.
||A true personal labor of love. I've finally
uploaded my family tree. There are many more names to
upload, dates to confirm etc. It has taken an awfully
long time but it was worth it and, so today, a valentine
in memory of my ancestors and a heartfelt wish to all
of you ~ Happy Valentines Day. Please visit My
Ancestors and Their Descendants
||Have you ever wondered about the draft
cards pertaining to World War II? Please take a look at
World War II - Draft
Registration Cards .
|14 January, 2004
||Hello, first I'd like to wish you all a
very Happy New Year and to all much happiness and health.
The first uploads this year come from a dear friend; Ms.
Felicia Bentine Padilla who has transcribed the March
7, 1928 manifest for the SS Porto Rico and the May 17,
1928 manifest for the SS Coamo. Another manifest offered
by Felicia and transcribed by Ariel, is the SS San Juan.
This ship left on June 4, 1924. You may view all, as well
as others, on my By Sea
page. Enjoy and happy searching...
As for me, I'm still working on my surname index ~ lots
of new ancestor names will be uploaded as soon as I can
figure it all out. Also, I realize that some of my links
are outdated. These will be updated soon and will have
lots of new important finds as well.
| 5 December
||I don't know how he does it but I'm really
happy that he does. Ariel Blondet just finished yet another
Marine Tiger ~ 914 names on this one! Ariel, thank
you so much. I know how hard it is and the work involved
in transcribing, it is much appreciated. Please, let's
welcome those that departed on October
3, 1946 arriving in New York on October 8, 1946.
Personally, I'm still working on my surname index ~ lots
of new ancestor names will be uploaded soon.
| 04 November
||For those of you who might be asking themselves
what type of questions appeared on the 1935 census and
why, visit The 1935
Census Questions. Also on a personal
note, if you haven't seen this yet, take a moment and
check the following page.
About a month ago, while going through the "Protocolos
Notariales" at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico I was
lucky to find my 3rd Great-Grandfather's "Last Will".
I was extremely excited to be holding in my hands a document
that had been held by my ancestor. Not only had it been
held but it contained his signature. Take a moment and
read the Test.o
de Francisco Joaquin Monge.
| 20 October
||Have just uploaded seven new books to My
Library. I am truly excited about Mr. Encarnación's
book. Because of this book and my suspicions confirmed
by archival records, I am currently updating my surname
list. It is taking longer than expected but it will be
| 17 September
||Ok, ok, so it's been a while :( It's been
a very busy summer and the Mr. and Mrs. have been playing
hostesses with the mostest :) Just a quick note to let
you know that items will be uploaded soon; books of interest,
new finds from the Archivo General de Puerto Rico (AGPR)
as well as the Archdiocese relative to my own search and,
and? a surprise for you!
| 19 June
||Hello again! You can tell I'm excited huh?!
Well I am, I've just uploaded Ariel Blondet's latest Marine
Tiger list. Please meet our newest arrivals; those that
arrived on August 12, 1946
| 7 June
||Well since my last update it seems it's
stirred the juices again and with added time on my hands
I've just finished what should have been one of the first
items on the site. Please visit my Surname Index My
Ancestors, Their Descendants.
| 4 June
||Once again I've lagged at uploading anything.
This time due to end of school days as well as other family
matters. We've had a graduate and are extremely proud
of her - yes, Lisa congratulations my love, my life. Kindergarten
is just the wonderful foundation towards amassing great
knowledge. May your thirst for knowledge never be quenched...
I did upload something in April and never brought attention
to it here. I had been to the Archdiocese of San Juan
reviewing the baptismal records for my paternal side.
Amongst many surprises I found my paternal grandmother's
baptismal record. Please view what I did with it and what
I was able to get from it here Barbara
| 2 April
||Just uploaded a new page called Photographic
Journey. Periodically, the images on this
page will cover a different subject matter, era, or items
I, your webmistress, thinks might be of interest to you.
This particular series of images is more in relation to
those who travelled from Puerto Rico to New York. I am
hopeful that you will enjoy it...
||Hello everyone! Just want to bring your
attention to the By Air
page. As you may know this is Ariel's ongoing contribution
to the site and related to Pasajeros a Nueva York. Stop
by the By Air page to greet the newly arrived passengers
from Puerto Rico.
Another item recently added has been the Census
of Porto Rico, 1899. There was mention, recently,
that a copy of this census might exist. If one does that
would be magnificent! Take a look at the questions which
were asked. Also relating to the 1899 census is information
regarding the The Census
Takers as well as some tidbits regarding
There will be many other uploads in the next few weeks.
I hope you stop by often but, if not remember to sign
up to the site newsletter.
| 9 February
|| It had been some time since I had added
anything to my Diary
and so after the happenings since my last entry I've just
uploaded an update. Also, I'd like to bring to your attention
that I've recently added the option of a mailing list.
If you'd like to be notified of uploads to the site, why
don't you subscribe to the mailing list?! It may be found
on the Table of
|30 January, 2003
|| It seems that when on March 17, 1917 the
United States granted to the people of Puerto Rico American
citizenship, the gates of hope were opened and the possibilities
of travel were diversified. You've visited the Marine
Tiger, let's take a break for a little while, let's meet
the Cargo Ships.
Also, have just added two items to the Links
page: the Hispanic
Genealogy Center and, due to the very high demand
on their Puerto Rico message boards, their spin-off site
| 22 December
|| Hoping that all that should have been
done before this joyous holiday season has been done and
that you are ready to enjoy the marvel of it.
My most recent uploading? A return to what I love most
- reading. Please visit My Library
for the review of seven new books!
In the meantime, Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo...
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year...
| 5 December
|| Holiday Greetings! In keeping with our
latest project, Pasajeros
a Nueva York the ship that left Puerto Rico on
July 25, 1946 and arrived in New York four days later
has just arrived here! Please go greet the passengers
of yet another Marine Tiger.
| 6 November
|| Welcome back for our most recent installment
dedicated to those who travelled from Puerto Rico to New
York by ship. This time it is the passengers who left
on July 8, 1946! Turn up your volume, do you hear the
ships call? Let's go meet them at the pier...The
| 17 October
|| Much work and tribulation went into this
particular page but, all of it done with great love and
in memory of those who came before us. Ladies and Gentlemen The
| 14 October
|| FINALLY! The coding has been worked out
- the pages are consistent and I enthusiastically upload
what has truly felt like an expected child that has been
conceived, nurtured, felt, loved and finally its birth.
It started on July 3rd and it finds its uploading today
a Nueva York.
| 31 August
|| Not much has been uploaded to the site
in quite some time. However, I have an excuse, REALLY!
Please stop by my Diary
where I explain what is going on ; ).
| 24 August
|| Have uploaded several books to the Literary
Corner which are all excellent in their own right
- please stop by. Also, am currently attempting
to implement CSS into all html pages. This is being done
so that pages are viewed a little more consistently for
the most popular browsers as well as an attempt on my
part so that you see what I see. Doing the
above will allow me to upload what was alluded to below.
| 4 August
|| BE PATIENT - SOMETHING EXCITING - WILL
BE UPLOADED SOON.
| 28 June
|| Added information to the Diary
about what I've been working on and what is in store for
the site in the next week or two. Don't mean to drive
you around in circles but, I thought it was time to be
a little more personal and let you in on what has been
going on... In other words folks, I'm still here.
With the Rootsweb server being down for "repairs"?, haven't
been able to upload the following up until now. Added
a new book to the Literary Corner.
The book is a wonderful find and highly recommended. Also
please check the Links
page for a new link in the Personal Pages area.
| 4 June
|| Uploaded the Freedom Lost page
to the site. It may be found through the Table
of Contents page. Please visit, it is a special
contribution by Mr. Ariel Blondet and I will say no more
- see for yourself.
|| The "Botica" is now open please visit
through La Botica - The Apothecary
to get an idea as to how our ancestors treated their ailments.
|| Uploaded a new page La Botica - The
Apothecary. Its "Grand Opening" will be
announced soon but in the meantime take a sneak peak at
what it will bring! Visit a new section on
the Table of Contents page - Lo
Cotidiano - Daily Life to take you to La Botica.
|| Added two new links to the Links
page. One is in reference to the town of Patillas and
the other link is to Rootsweb's Social Security Death
On my Table of
Contents page, under Census Aids, I've added "Old
| 1 May
|| Added a couple of new medical
terms to the Census, Document and Medical page.
|| For those of you who are first time visitors, a resounding
"Welcome!". For those of you who have been here before
and are wondering why the change!?! It is "revealed" in
|| Added a couple of items to the Links
page. For example Linajes, find the history of
your surname, heraldry, crests, etc. and a new section
on the page reserved for Personal Genealogy Pages/Sites.
|| I'm experiencing problems with my computer so if I'm
out of the loop for a few days it is owed to that. Will
correct asap. Thanks for stopping by...
|| Have uploaded sheets for my family of the 1910 and
1920 census. Please check Census
|| Added Worker in the Cane: A Puerto Rican Life History
to My Library. Really
excited about this one don't have it yet but from the
jacket description I can not wait to get it.
||Ok, what have I done? I've made the About
Me a page to itself, and moved the "Journal" entries
to a newly created page Dalia's
Diary. Give this month's entry a quick read about
the importance of descendants. Also have added the 1930
Census Extraction Sheet to the Table
of Contents page. While on the Table of Contents
page check to see what types of questions were asked on
the census sheets.
I finally finished, sadly, "Mi Tio, Miguel Enriquez" and
a personal review of the book can be found on My
Oops! One other, every external link will open in its
own window! What does this mean for you? I'll still be
lurking, in a separate window, behind the new window I've
just re-directed you to.
||Have added a few new sayings to the Refranes
- Dichos page and uploaded my Lexicon
a 19th Century Dictionary to the Literary
Corner. Be advised this is a "work in progress..."
||My absence has been due to family administrative responsibilities.
In the next few days I should be uploading new and interesting
information to the site as well as answering many of the
guestbook queries. Thank you for your patience. In the
meantime a small change has been made to My
Ancestral Towns page. The map thumbnails now open
up on the same page!
||On June 1946, the United States War Department released
a listing of those Puerto Rican individuals who had been
reported missing or killed in World War II. Please visit
the The Military - Our Men
page for the link to that listing.
||Have changed the About Me
Recently uploaded the Refranes
- Dichos page of those sayings the writer has
not personally heard before.
||Added new terms to the Census,
Document and Medical Terms page. Also changed
the graphics on My Library
to thumbnails - loads a lot faster.
||Created a page to itself for The
Military - Our Men. Any information relating to
the military, with regard to Puerto Rico, will be found
there. A link remains on the Table of Contents page redirecting
The new page contains pertinent links on how to order
Also added a new book interest to My
Library titled "A Family Plantation - The History
of the Puerto Rican Hacienda La Enriqueta".
|| Added World War I - Draft Card Information under
"The Military - Our Men" listing located on my Table
of Contents page.
Also uploaded the Family History Center's holdings for
the town of Coamo to My
Ancestral Towns page as promised.
|| Finally uploaded the Lebron
and Rodriguez generation
Also, have finally included Coamo to My
Ancestral Towns page. Please note: I am
also in the process of transcribing the 1910 Coamo census
files. Have transcribed the following thus far - Pueblo
- East and West, Pulgillas, Hayales, Coamo Arriba, Pasto
- East and West and am almost finished with Bo. Cuyon.
If you'd like a search please send an email
with your request or visit my guestbook.
||Added "The Barrios" for Rio Grande and Salinas as they
are listed on the 1910 census to My
Ancestral Towns page.
I've transcribed the Rio Grande 1910 census entirely and
would be willing to do a search. Please send an email
with your request or visit my guestbook.
The advantage in visiting the guestbook is that others
who may be looking for the same name will see your request
and possibly, hopefully, a familial link.
|6 January, 2002
||On December 19, I lost phone service and, due to the
infrastructure problems in Puerto Rico it has taken this
long to restore the service - ergo, my absence...
Needless to say, I am happy that the service has been
finally restored and that I can once again be a part of
this wonderful thing called the web. I will have a few
new things to post for you in the next few days. In the
meantime - it's good to be back!
||Added the following links: Puerto Rico Interactive
Map and Parroquias de Puerto Rico to the Links
The kind gentleman and friend who has guided and aided
me is Mr. Ariel Blondet, Treasurer of the Puerto
Rican Hispanic Genealogical Society
| 9 December
|| The Military - Our Men to the Table
of Contents page. This information was forwarded
to me by a friend and I will disclose his name if he so
wishes to be disclosed. Thank you dear friend.
| 8 December
||Updated My Library
page to reflect the addition of a new book, "Mi tio, Míguel
| 4 December
||Made change to My Ancestral
Towns page regarding procedures for requesting
||Uploaded "Updates" page and added button to "Table of
Contents" and "Home" page(s).
||Links Page: Changed Vital
Records link to Demographic Registrars Offices Link.
||Added My Ancestral
Towns link to Table
of Contents page and uploaded to site - it is
specific to the towns of Rio Grande and Salinas. Contains
redirection to the "Links Page" so that visitors may access
sites for the research of their own specific town interests.
||Created this page to facilitate the viewing of recently
added and/or changed items.
|24 October, 2001
||Uploaded "Puerto Rico: My Ancestors and Their Descendants"
to Rootsweb. My very first attempt at teaching myself
HTML as I go...