The Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida

Cuban Church Records - Las Villas

The following databases were transcribed from information of church archives of Cuba or files donated by researchers. More will be added as they are acquired and transcribed.
 
Archivos de Iglesias Cubanas

Las siguientes bases de datos fueron transcritas de la información obtenida de los Archivos Parroquiales de Cuba o de archivos donados por investigadores. Se irán añadiendo a medida de que se reciban más y se transcriban.
 

 
San Juan Bautista de Remedios Church
Remedios, Cuba
 
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The Parish Church of San Juan Bautista, located in the heart of Remedios, is composed of the main church, Parroquial Mayor de San Juan Bautista, and a chapel known as Ermita del Buenviaje. The two religious structures are magnificent examples of Spanish colonial architecture in the Caribbean. The history of the main church dates to the late sixteenth century, but the current architectural core was constructed in the first half of the eighteenth century in a Moorish Renaissance style with baroque features. It is renowned for its polychrome coffered ceiling and gilded altar. The neoclassical bell tower was added in 1850, and a second level to the sacristy in the early 1900s. Ermita del Buenviaje is a single-nave neoclassical chapel with a bell tower, but reflects Moorish and Spanish influences. A chapel occupied the site as early as the sixteenth century, though the current design dates to 1819 and was rebuilt in 1867 after a fire.
 
The main church was declared a National Monument in 1949, and the same designation was extended to the entire town of Remedios in 1980. The church is located at Plaza Isabel II Remedios, Cuba.
Source: http://www.wmf.org/project/parish-church-san-juan-bautista-de-los-remedios
 
The following file was transcribed and given to the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Fl., Inc. (CGC) by Hilda Pomares Treto. Her sources are Dr. Jose Antonio Mahy and the unpublished papers of Francisco Xavier de Santa Cruz y Mallen, Conde de San Juan de Jaruco. We thank Hilda for her hard work and generosity!
 
El archivo que sigue fue transcrito y dado al CGC por Hilda Pomares Treto. Sus fuentes son Dr. Jose Antonio Mahy y los "Papeles Ineditos de Francisco Xavier de Santa Cruz y Mallen, Conde de San Juan de Jaruco." Agradecemos a Hilda por su trabajo y generosidad!
 
Book 1 (May 1640 to 17 Feb 1700)
Book 2 (9 Jan 1701 to 11 Sept 1751) 
 
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Church Documents
Las Villas Cuba
 
The folowing are from selected files donated by researchers.
 
Documentos Eclesiásticos
Las Villas, Cuba

 
Los siguientes son los archivos donados por investigadores.
 
Baptisms
1600-1699 (10 documents)
1700-1749 (35 documents)
1750-1799 (18 documents)
1800-1899 (25 documents)
 
Marriages
1600-1699 (6 documents)
1700-1749 (20 documents)
1750-1799 (9 documents)
1800-1899 (15 documents)
 
Deaths
1800-1899 (1 document)
 

 
La Purísima Concepción Cathedral
Cienfuegos, Cuba
 
Photo credit: CC BY-SA 3.0
 
The church is currently located at Ave. 56 #2902 between 29 and 31 in the city of Cienfuegos, province of Cienfuegos.
 
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Slave Societies Digital Archive at Vanderbilt University1

The Slave Societies Digital Archive (formerly Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies), directed by Jane Landers at Vanderbilt University, was launched in 2003. It is dedicated to identifying, cataloging, and digitally preserving endangered archival materials documenting the history of Africans and their descendants in the Atlantic World.

Hyperlink will take you to the scans of SSDA files for that church on their site
 
Libro 1 de Pardos y Morenos (1821)
Libro 2 de Pardos y Morenos (1836)
Libro 3 de Pardos y Morenos (1839)
Libro 4 de Pardos y Morenos (1843)
Libro 5 de Pardos y Morenos (1845)
Libro 6 de Pardos y Morenos (1850)
Libro 7 de Pardos y Morenos (1855)
Libro 8 de Pardos y Morenos (1860)
Libro 9 de Pardos y Morenos (1863)
Libro 10 de Pardos y Morenos (1868)
Libro 11 de Pardos y Morenos (1871)
Libro 12 de Pardos y Morenos (1873)
Libro 13 de Pardos y Morenos (1875)
Libro 14 de Pardos y Morenos (1878)
Libro 15 de Pardos y Morenos (1879)
Libro 16 de Pardos y Morenos (1883)
Libro 17 de Pardos y Morenos (1885)
Libro 18 de Pardos y Morenos (1887)
Libro 19 de Pardos y Morenos (1890)
índice de Bautizos de Color (A - P)
Índice de Bautizo de color (R,S,T,U,V)
Libro 7 de Matrimonios de Blancos (1894-1907)
 
The Fortaleza de Jagua is a fortress south of Cienfuegos in Cuba.  It is located near the entrance to the Cienfuegos Bay, in the port of Jagua.  It was originally named "Castillo de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua."
 
Libro 1 de Pardos y Morenos (1821)
Source:
1- Slave Societies Digital Archive, https://essss.library.vanderbilt.edu/node/24; (January 2019)
 

 
Marriages from Cienfuegos
 
The following file was transcribed and given to the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Fl., Inc. (CGC) by Hilda Pomares Treto. Her sources are Dr. Jose Antonio Mahy and the unpublished papers of Francisco Xavier de Santa Cruz y Mallen, Conde de San Juan de Jaruco. We thank Hilda for her hard work and generosity!
 
Matrimonios de Cienfuegos
 
El archivo fue transcritos y dados al CGC por Hilda Pomares Treto. Sus fuentes son Dr. Jose Antonio Mahy y los "Papeles Ineditos de Francisco Xavier de Santa Cruz y Mallen, Conde de San Juan de Jaruco." Agradecemos a Hilda por su trabajo y generosidad!