How can I view/obtain birth and other records regarding my paternal grandfather, African American b
@Benjamin Andres Garcia
As an aside ...
I am "Tagging" this (General) 'Question' of yours in this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum, to some specific 'Groups' in the Forum being:
(1) "African American Genealogy Research"; and,
(2) "Southern States Family History Research" ... which includes: Alabama
(3) "Latin American Genealogy Research" ... which includes, Cuba
in the hope that, the members of those groups may be able to answer/assist you.
Those Groups, are "Public", which you can join, if you wish.
@African American Genealogy Research
@Southern States Family History Research
@Latin American Genealogy Research
@Benjamin Andres Garcia - In my experience finding vital records (and especially African American vital records) in Alabama is difficult before the 1930s. If you look in the FamilySearch catalog under Mobile County, Alabama - the birth records don't begin until 1920-1940.
I don't know much about Cuban records but maybe a marriage or death record could be found in the records online (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cuba_Genealogy)0
Thank you. So far, I have only been able to find my father's (Andres Garcia) Cuban birth certificate, listing his father my grandfather's name Andres Garcia and my Grandfather's parents Andres ? and Ablaena Teresa. And nothing else from Cuban records. From family memories, my grandfather appears to have been a commercial diver and lost his life in a diving accident in Cuba in 1963. He was allegedly born in Alabama in 1897. I have a photograph of his headstone and pictures of him with my Jamaican born grandmother in Cuba. I also have a picture of him, a very handsome guy.0