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Hola amigos!

As you all know, I have been running the website and supporting it for the past 15+ years. I have GREAT memories, made a few friends, some enemies and helped lots of people with their genealogy research.

The truth is that I can no longer keep the genealogy world going all by my lonesome. I have tried for months to find a person interested and knowledgably enough to continue my work and to support and run the site, but that didn’t work out.

Like me, many of you will be sad, disappointed, and maybe even angry at this news. Those are normal and OK feelings to have. I have been feeling the same way! Guys, not trying to sound pretentious but we were/are and continue to be the ONLY place that have so much Puerto Rico raw data and the lowest prices around. So this makes it even harder for me to quit. But, at 70 yrs old, next year, I think is perfect time for me to move on to other things while I can.

Because of this, it pains me to announce that as of Monday, November 30th, 2015 Searching For Our Roots  will be closing its doors forever. I am truly really sad to say goodbye to the virtual world, but super excited about what is ahead for me, my family and friends.

In the meantime, and until then, Searching For Our Roots  will be planning some big events like a huge sell of used and new books. A series of Farewell Parties where I will share data with you all and more. So, keep an eye out for details and further developments.

Thanks for all your support and wish each and everyone of you the best that life has to offer. God Bless!

Priscilla Colon Martinez
29 Nov 2014 [Return to What's New section]

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Excellent site in Facebook. I spend hours looking and reading the peoples comments of the photos. Site has many albums make sure you explore the site thoroughly, you won't regret it.


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Searching For Our Roots has been publishing unique information and offering innovative services since 1999.

The purpose of this site is to share with you family and genealogical information available to us. The information found on this site is primarily from Puerto Rico. However, many other nationalities can be found through out the site. We hope that you find information here that fills in some blanks in your research.

How much does it cost to join? Pennies a day but we do NOT encourage people to subscribe without first reading our Terms and Conditions and visiting the Sitemap for a partial listing of what's available. Then, you can make a wiser decision.

This is an evolving project and new material is being added on a constant basis. Please do not be offended if the topic you are looking for is not here. It does not mean that it has been overlooked, it just means that I have not gotten that far yet. So if you don't find what you are looking for today, be sure and drop by again soon.

This site is funded by membership fees only and is an advertisement-free zone! No pop-ups, no spam.

Priscilla Colon Martinez

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2015 Membership and
Dues Clarification

As you well know, membership at Searching For Our Roots  is based on the month you join calendar rather than a January-December calendar year.

If in 2015 we were to continue with this type of membership, many of you would not have a full year of membership and we find this to be unacceptable. Therefore, we have decided for membership fees to be as follows:

 New Members = A flat $33.00 fee regardless of which month they join or how many month left of the year.

 Renewal for existing member will follow this formula to calculate their dues: $3.00 per month x amount of months = Total 2015 dues.  Example: $3.00 x 11 months = $33.00.  As always a reminder for renewal will be send to you stating the due amount.

 Farewell Parties - New in January, 2015. This will be an optional - By Invitation Only - section available to new and existing members that will required an additional small fee which is needed to cover cost. Additional information and introduction of this section coming in a few days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

  Priscilla Colon Martinez
  13 Dec 2014

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