Cuba Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Director Registros y Notarias
Registro Civil
Ministerio de Justicia
13 Calle: O No. 216
3/23 y 25, Vedado
Havana, Cuba

It is very hard to get help from the Registro Civil. For U.C. citizens, it is better to contact:[1]

Embassy of Cuba in USA
Consulate Section
2630 16th Street, NW
washington, DC 20009

Telephone: 202-797-8518

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1885.[2]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Record[edit | edit source]

  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Name and birth place of father
  • Name and birth place of mother
  • Names of grandparents
  • Place of registration[3]

Marriage Record[edit | edit source]

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Birthplaces of bride and groom
  • Birth dates of bride and groom
  • Names of parents of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage[3]

Death Record[edit | edit source]

  • Name of deceased
  • Place of birth
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Names of father and mother
  • Date and place of death
  • Place of registration[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas Jay Kemp, International Vital Records Handbook, 7th ed., (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., c2017), p. 586.
  2. Ryskamp, George. Finding Your Hispanic Roots. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cuba City Hall, Cuban Certificates and Documents, (accessed 3 December 2020).