FIU Special Collections announces the online Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy available at the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). The collection can be accessed here.
A culmination of three years of research and processing, thousands of unpublished family genealogies and manuscripts are now available online for genealogical research. The digital collection provides a Directory by Family Name and is also searchable by subject.
The Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection was acquired by FIU Libraries Special Collections in 2012 and includes rare 17th and 18th century books, handwritten and typed letters, long out-of-print publications and periodicals, photos, and other primary documents relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy, collected over four decades by Félix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza. Access to the collection is also available in the Green Library at Florida International University Special Collection and University Archives.
FIU Special Collections and University Archives would like to thank volunteers, Lourdes del Pino and Mariella Fernández from the Cuban Genealogy Club, who helped organize and digitize the Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection.
Special Collections and University Archives, FIU Libraries, span the disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities, with a general focus on Cuban, Caribbean (Spanish, British & French), Brazilian, and Florida/Miami interests. Special Collections’ Caribbean collections has as its foci the history, literature, culture, architecture and arts of the countries of the Caribbean Basin. Special Collections house many rare and fragile items related to Cuban history, including the largest collection of Cuban music in the world. Our free online collections are widely accessed by the public.
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical, and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.