En la próxima página, se encuentra recursos disponsibles por la Colección de Herencia Cubana de las bibliotecas de la Universidad de Miami (UML). El siguiente página "External Resources," ofrece una variedad amplia de las herramientas de investigación disponsible por el internet y por las organizaciónes externas a UM. / In the next tab, you will find resources and materials available through the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection. Under the next tab, "External Resources," you will find a wide variety of links to genealogical research tools found on the web.
The Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami Florida, Inc. "seeks to foster an interest in the preservation of records and testimonies that document Cuban family history. The club benefits from being at the center of a rich and vibrant Cuban community that, despite the distances imposed by time, language, and geography, has in many ways, become the guardian of our rich patrimony." The website offers an extensive collection of Cuban genealogy resources including records, newspapers, databases, and archives of Spain, Spanish Florida, and the Islas Canarias.
The Florida State Genealogical Society
The society publishes source materials and family history, while encouraging seminars, workshops, and educational meetings in the State of Florida. Since 1978, the society has held a statewide conference in a different Florida city each year with nationally well-known speakers. The website includes helpful links and other features as well as a list of all local genealogical societies located in the State of Florida.
National Genealogical Society
You can become a member of this group from any geographic location. The group has a website with a few research resources such as member-submitted family trees and a collection of family Bible records. It also publishes a quarterly magazine with genealogical studies and the latest in genealogy news and hosts an annual conference.
Click on the link above to access a calendar of special events and weekly member meetings held by Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami Florida. Currently, attendance is virtual via Zoom.
Juan A. Villanueva
- Archives Manager and Public Services Coordinator
- (305) 284-4008
- Interim Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection and Archivist
- (305) 284-5854
- Peer Research Consultant / UGrow Fellow 2020-21
- (305) x
David Masnata y de Quesada, Marquis of Santa Ana y Santa María, was born on September 11, 1926. He received a law degree from the University of Havana and practiced law in Cuba until 1961 when he moved to New York. He was the founder and first secretary of the Instituto Cubano de Genealogía y Heráldica and a member of other genealogical societies. When he left for New York he left behind a large collection of Cuban books and research papers.
Piñón Cervera, Jorge, Cuban Family History Genealogy Project, and Institute for Cuban Cuban-American Studies. Research Guide to Cuban Family History and Genealogy. Coral Gables, FL: Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, 2005.
Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in the United States: Selected Titles at The Library of Congress
Bernal Labrada, Emilio. Arboles genealógicos de la Cuba española. Madrid: Verbum, 1997.
Grannum, Guy. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors a National Archives Guide. 3rd ed. London; New York: National Archives; Bloomsbury, 2012. (Online Access for UM users) Contains a section on Cuba.
Carr, Peter E. Guide to Cuban Genealogical Research: Records And Sources. Chicago, Ill.: Adams Press, 1991.
This book includes chapters on "getting started," Spanish surnames, and a history of Cuba, to set the stage for his discussion of Cuban genealogical records. The substance of the book consists of separate chapters devoted to each of these pertinent record categories: notarial, land, census, passenger, slave, newspaper, commercial, military, consular, and cemetery. Still other chapters list Cuban archives, libraries, and genealogical societies; maps and atlases; "papeles procedentes de cuba," and listings of streets and barrios in Havana. It also has a bibliography and subject index.
- A PDF list of Cuban newspaper titles organized by province.
- Diario de la Marina Cuba''s longest-running newspaper, available to view from dLOC from 1844-1961
- Some digitizations of Cuban newspapers available through the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, FL Inc. website
- UML access databases: Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876, Latin American Newspapers
La Gaceta de La Habana was the newspaper of record for the Spanish colonial government in the second half of the nineteenth century in Cuba. The Gaceta was the successor of Diario de La Habana, which was published until 1848, when it changed its name to La Gaceta de La Habana: Periódico Oficial del Gobierno. In turn, it was succeeded by La Gaceta Oficial de la República de Cuba in 1902.
These years are available online: 1849-1852, 1866-1868, 1870-1872, 1874, 1876-1897
A collection of 446 records of digitized periodicals in the CHC holdings.
CubaGenWeb is "an online bilingual depository of resources and data dedicated to Cuban Genealogy. It is intended to facilitate the search for your Cuban roots by providing as much information as possible to get you started in your research and help fill in some of the missing blanks." It offers excellent resources such as a passengers and ships database that now surpasses 330,000 names.
Useful links available on CubaGenWeb include:
- Name Lookup and Family Tree Search
- Parish, Church, and Synagogue Records
- Havana Telephone Directory
- Cuban Surname Bulletin Board
- Digitized Books
- Cuba Maps
Databases available through the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, FL Inc.:
- Ecclesiastical Records
- Land Records
- Civil Records
- Military Records
- Digitized Books
- Digitized Directories
- Annals of Remedios
- Passenger Lists
FIU Library Catalog Search: 'Cuba -- Genealogy' (fcla.edu)
Family Search's wiki page on Cuban Genealogy
Mailing Lists and Discussions boards for Caribbean ancestry research
Memorials in Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón - Find A Grave
My China Roots – Trace Your Ancestry in China: My China Roots helps people of Chinese heritage find records of their ancestors, connect with long-lost relatives, and organize trips to China. Additionally, Family Search's How to Find My Chinese Ancestors
A Spanish Letter Writing Guide: Here is a handy downloadable copy of a Spanish letter writing guide. Useful for writing to obtain genealogical information from Spain or Latin America.
Consular Services for requesting documents from Cuba
United States Coast Guard Historian’s Office: HISTORY@USCG.MIL
Local Coast Guard Public Affairs office (District 7)
Image courtesy of the Cuban Heritage Collection Digital Collections
"Documentary filmed in a single take, looking for more than the perfect shot, the spontaneity of following the footsteps of Esteban Díez, a young Cuban-American, 27, who travels to Cuba seeking his roots." Available on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video
Florida International University (FIU) Library's list of specialized resources for researching genealogy
An extensive list of links to resources for genealogical research provided by the National Archive. It includes general and Cuba-specific resources.
Ancestry.com: Some public libraries provide access to the paid version via their website/library card login.
Church of Latter Days Saints: The family search is a great starting point for research, but it requires a free account. The paid account is required for some levels of access.
City Directories (The site does contain broken links)
Ellis Island Records
Cyndi’s List: A starting point for research with compiled free sources
Resources from the National Archives:
Obtaining Enumeration Districts from the Census
United States Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
Slave Voyage from Emory University
US GenWeb & US Vital Records
US Consular Report of Birth Abroad