Puerto Rico Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Puerto Rico has two sites that hold most of the digitized historical newspapers-  Chronicling America and the University of Florida.. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

​There are over 570 newspapers that have been published in Puerto Rico – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your Puerto Rico ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated February 2022; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Island-wide Collections:

Chronicling America – Puerto Rico Newspapers

Municipality and Library Collections:

University of Florida Library

Other Free Sites:

Rio Piedras

San Juan

Subscription or Pay Sites:

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 5 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – Puerto Rico Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 4 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Puerto Rico


There is currently 3 publications available at this site. See all the titles at Newspapers.com – Puerto Rico 

And Finally:

You also need to visit the Florida and Puerto Rico Newspaper Project site, which can tell you what is occurring on the island with regard to newspaper projects. 

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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