Anyone tracing his or her Cuban or Spanish roots will soon have access to unique research materials, many available for the first time ever, at Florida International University in Miami. The University's library has acquired a collection of more than 5,000 books, handwritten and typed letters, photos and other primary documents relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy, collected over four decades by Felix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza.
A law graduate of the University of Havana, Hurtado de Mendoza left Cuba in 1960. He was a former liaison officer for the Organization of American States for 20 years. “Hundreds of people sought his help and sent him what they knew of their family heritage and those genealogies enriched his huge collection,” said Mariela Fernandez, president of the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami.
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My thanks to newsletter reader Tracey Marcelo for telling me about this collection.
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