I know I'm late in the game with this. I've traced my family back to 1850 in Vega Baja, PR. My ancestor's name was Manuel Ortega b.1850 married to Dolores. His son was Jesus M. Ortega b.1874 - d.1942. His grandson (one of nine) was Eligio b.1911 - d.1974. I've hit a brick wall at 1850 as I cant find records that go beyond that. I've checked with the local municipality who directed me to the Archdiocese and they say they don't have any records. Any other way to dig up these old documents.