Academic journal article Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

Genealogía Cubana: San Isidoro De Holguín: Padrón De Las Casas Y Familias De Este Pueblo De San Isidoro De Holguín Hecho En El Mes De Febrero del Año del Señor del 1735

Academic journal article Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

Genealogía Cubana: San Isidoro De Holguín: Padrón De Las Casas Y Familias De Este Pueblo De San Isidoro De Holguín Hecho En El Mes De Febrero del Año del Señor del 1735

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Navarrete, W., & Espino, M. D. (2015). Genealogía Cubana: San Isidoro de Holguín: Padrón de las casas y familias de este Pueblo de San Isidoro de Holguín hecho en el mes de Febrero del año del Señor del 1735. Valencia: Aduana Vieja. ISBN: 978-84-942785-6-3.

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In the early days after the discovery of the New World, the Conquistadores were rewarded with land grants, and what is now the city of Holguin in the Province of Oriente, Cuba, was a land grant given around 1530 to García de Holguin, a conquistador from Extremadura, Spain. Given the lack of documentation, little was known about the land's inhabitants until the 1700s, when its church was founded and a thriving community settled around it.

The book is the product of exhaustive research into the origins of the founding families of the town of Holguin, based on the Census of 1735, and enriched with information compiled from sacramental and notarial records. These documents describe the families, their households, including servants and slaves, and in many cases generations of the families' ancestors and descendants. It is the first book of its nature, based on rigorous research of primary sources in the Archivo General de Indias, in Seville, notarial and genealogical records from the Archivo Municipal de Historia of Holguin and the Archivo Nacional de Cuba, and sacramental records of the church of San Isidoro. …

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