Sunday, November 8, 2015

Today we went to the catherdal our great grandfather, Luciano Rodriguez was baptized at in 1900. Though the church has been rebuilt since then due to a massive earthquake in 1918, the roots of the church are still there and we were able to go inside. 

We were able to talk with someone that works at the catherdal and we are heading back tomorrow to hopefully get some more information and some papers that date back to when our ancestors were attending the church. 

It gives me goosebumps just thinking about the fact that we were walking the same streets as our ancestors. This is where we are from. This is who we are. It all began with them and we've come back to relive our family history. 

We have the script of our great grandfather, Luciano Rodriguez's baptism certificate and it reads: 

"In the city of Mayaguez, on the 30th of September 1900, The Rev Antonio Salas, Coadjutor of this Parish of our Lady of Canderlaria solemnly baptized a child who was born the 8th day of January 1894, to whom he named Luciano, a legitimate son of Gabriel Rodriguez and Isabela Marrero, of this Parish."

How amazing is it that we were able to track back to four generations before us. 

Of course I have pictures to share with you. The first set of pictures will be of the cathedral Luciano was baptized at: Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria and the plaza it is located in. The second set will be of other historical landmarks for the city of San Germán.

For family reading this post, feel free to save any pictures, share with other family members and enjoy the memories we've created. 

Here's the city landmarks of San Germán:


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