page holds significant news items that were on the CubaGenWeb Home Page
during the year 2000. For other years consult the index on the left.
Visits from Cuba
In November, CubaGenWeb was visited by 30 web users
Cuba White and Yellow Pages
We have added links to the Cuba Electronic White
and Yellow pages, which are now available on line from Cuba. They appear
to be quite limited in content to institutions and individuals "officially
recognized" by the government (in other words, they are not real phone
directories). You can reach these links through our Links page under the category "Spanish Search Engines".
Spanish Genealogy Computer Program
We have recently been informed of a Genealogy Computer
Program which works in Spanish, Catalan and English. The General
Family Documentation System - GDS, developed in Spain, has recently
been updated to Version 3. A trial version is available for download.
For more details visit our page on Choosing
a Computer Program.
Acquires RootsWeb (25 Jun 2000)
MyFamily.com,Inc., the largest Internet
commercial genealogy enterprise, has acquired RootsWeb, the largest
non-profit genealogy community. MyFamily.com, Inc. includes such well
known commercial enterprises as Ancestry.com, FamilyHistory.com and MyFamily.com. RootsWeb is host of numerous free genealogy mailing
lists, bulletin boards, web sites, data bases and search engines, including
our CUBA-L mailing list, the Cuban Surname Bulletin Board and nearly all WorldGenWeb sites (but not the CubaGenWeb site which is independently hosted).
MyFamily.com, Inc. has promised to retain free
access to users to all of the RootsWeb resources. Their press
release, however, indicates that the RootsWeb acquisition will provide
MyFamily.com with "an increase in advertising real estate" and
"will provide increased transaction and commerce opportunities".
Stay tuned for further developments....
Sugar Mills List (14 Mar 2000)
A cross reference list showing the original and
current names for all active sugar mills in Cuba has been posted. The
listing also includes the "official" mill number designations.
Addresses Lists Completed (20 Feb 2000)
We have completed our lists of addresses and telephone
numbers in Cuba of interest to Cuban genealogy. These lists include all
archives, churches, cemeteries, civil registers, religious offices, religious
communities and fraternal lodges.
Cuban Genealogical Society's REVISTA Resumes Publication (29 Jan 2000)
After a pause of over 4 years (the last issue was
on October 1995), the Cuban Genealogical Society's REVISTA has resumed publication. Congratulations to Mayra Sanchez-Johnson, the REVISTA's publisher and President of the CGS, and welcome
back! Thanks also to all the volunteers who contributed articles and translations.
The contents of the January 2000 issue are:
- Editor's Letter
- Ignacio Agramonte
- The Garcia-Pulido Lineage
- Tobacco, Tampa and Marti City
- Parish Register of Cienfuegos, Las Villas
For membership and subscription information please contact
the Cuban Genealogical Society.
Several Cuba Religious Links Added (29 Jan 2000)
Several new links to Cuban religious organizations
have been added, including several sites dealing with the Cuban Jewish
community. The religious sites have now been grouped under their own category
in our Links Page.