Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Cuba may just be the key to extending your family history. We have genealogists in Cuba that can help!
Challenges in Cuban Genealogy Research
Like many places in the Latin American world, Cuban genealogy research relies primarily on government civil registration and on Catholic parish records. Access to these records, however, can be difficult due to geopolitical issues going back decades. Today, very few Cuban records are online or even microfilmed, requiring a Legacy Tree researcher to procure them onsite in Cuba. For this reason, an exact Cuban hometown must be known first—in fact, if your ancestors were from Havana, it will be necessary to determine the exact neighborhood in which they lived or the church they attended. Typically, this requires research in the United States or other destination country for Cuban immigrants first. Historical record destruction in the country can also be an issue and progress is not always possible.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Cuban ancestry, our professionals can work to track down the town of origin of your ancestors and identify where the records for that place are currently kept and how to access them with the help of one of our genealogists in Cuba (if they are accessible, which is not always the case). Bear in mind this process can be more time-consuming than usual, often requiring several months or longer to accomplish.