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You can count yourself lucky if you are Hispanic and trying to research your Hispanic roots! Why? Because out of the many different cultures, the Hispanic culture kept tedious and in-depth written records of Hispanic activities.
You should be smiling if you are researching Hispanic heritage just knowing that your search may be a lot easier than if you had roots in another heritage. You should be able to trace your family history as far back as the 1500's or even further.
Just remember when doing your search that you have plenty of space for recording your information, because you will find a lot of it!
Also remember if you are researching your family history in Cuba that you know a few things about Cuba before beginning your search. By knowing a few things about the culture or area you are researching your family history from, you will know what not to look for when searching.
Start by doing an Internet search for Hispanic Genealogy, it should be able to direct you in the right direction and give you an idea of what you have to work with. Remember though, you should have a lot of information at your disposal, and you have your Hispanic ancestors to thank for that!