page holds significant news items that were on the CubaGenWeb Home Page
during the year 2001. For other years consult the index on the left.
mourn the victims of the cowardly terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
We honor the heroic actions of the police, firemen and rescue personnel
as well as the heroic actions of the crew and passengers of United flight
make a contribution to help the families of victims please click on any
of the following links:
American Red Cross
Uniformed Firefighters Association
Widows and Childrens' Fund
NY Fraternal Order of Police Fund
www.libertyunites.org (new clearing house for on-line donations sponsored by Amazon.com,
AOL Time Warner, Cisco Systems, eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo)
helping.org (clearing house
for donations sponsored by AOL Time Warner)
As part of continuing improvements to CubaGenWeb,
the entire site has been restructured and almost all of the pages have
been brought under a uniform format under new web managing software. This
will facilitate maintaining all the information on the web site, which
now is contained in over 180 files, and prevent broken links internal
to the site. One of the major changes was the breaking up of the published
references page (which had grown to unmanageable size) into separate category
pages. Another change was to split the Mambi database query form from
the instructions to facilitate printing of results. If you had previously
saved bookmarks to your favorite internal pages in some instances these
bookmarks may no longer be working. Please follow the links from this
page to reach the information. Once you reach the desired information
you can again bookmark the page.
CubaGenWeb traffic continues fairly stable,
with an average of 510 visitors per day in the month of August (traffic
usually drops slightly during vacation season). There were 50 sessions
from Cuba, the highest we have ever had. See the Site
Statistics page for more details.
You should be able to now reach CubaGenWeb also via the following shorter URL address: cubagen.org.
We hope this makes it easier to remember.
SIRCAM VIRUS WARNING
This webmaster has been receiving dozens of e-mails
contaminated with a new virus/worm, called the "W32.Sircam.Worm".
This worm arrives as an e-mail message with the following content:
Subject: The subject will be random, and will be the same as the file name of
the e-mail attachment.
Attachment: The attachment is a file taken from the sender's computer and will have
the extension .bat, .com, .lnk or .pif added to it. THIS FILE CONTAINS
THE VIRUS/WORM - DO NOT OPEN OR CLICK ON IT!
Message: The message body will be semi-random but will always contain one of
the following two lines (either English or Spanish) as the first and
last sentences of the message.
First Line: Hola Como Estas?
Last Line: Nos veremos pronto, gracias
First Line: Hi! How are you?
Last Line: See you later, Thanks
Between these two sentences, some of the following text may appear:
Te mando este archivo para que me des tu punto de vista
Espero me puedas ayudar con el archivo que te mando
Espero te guste este archivo que te mando
Este es el archivo con la informaci=n que me pediste
I send you this file in order to have your advice
I hope you can help me with this file that I send
I hope you like the file that I sendo you
This is the file with the information that you ask for
information is quoted from the bulletin from the Symantec
AntiVirus Research Center. You can get more information on this
and other viruses from that Center.
You can download a tool for removing this virus infection
from your computer from the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center free of
charge by using this link. Please note that the virus is NOT distributed by the CUBA-L
list, as this list does not distribute any attached files.
- YET ANOTHER NEW VIRUS ALERT
as we are getting the Badtrans virus under control (see below), another
new virus has shown up, this one, the "W32.Goner.A@mm"
worm, is very dangerous because it will erase system files in your computer.
You can recognize it by the following:
The subject is: "Hi"
The e-mail message says:
"How are You? When I saw this screen saver, I immediately thought
about you. I am in a harry, I promise you will love it!"
The name of the enclosed attachment is "Gone.scr"
THIS E-MAIL AND THE ATTACHMENT IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT.
Download the latest virus definitions for you anti-virus software to update
your protection (even if you just did it last week).
If your computer gets infected you can get a removal tool at:
You may need to reinstall Windows and a number of applications in your
computer, including your anti-virus software.
- NEW VIRUS ALERT
Most of you may have probably received the newest
"Badtrans" e-mail virus (W32.Badtrans.B@mm). You
can obtain a virus removal tool for this specific virus at: http://email@example.com . We highly recommend that you download this tool and scan your computer
to eliminate this virus.
recommend that you update the virus definitions in your anti-virus software
immediately to avoid another infection (because it is a new virus your
existing definitions may not detect this virus).
NOT OPEN ANY MESSAGE ATACHMENTS, REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE, WITH A NAME
HAVING A SECOND EXTENSION OF .pif OR .scr . ANY E-MAIL THAT HAS SUCH AN
ATTACHMENT SHOULD BE DELETED. ALSO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR ANY MESSAGES
WHERE THE "FROM" ADDRESS STARTS WITH AN UNDERSCORE DASH "_".
SUCH MESSAGES ARE COMING FROM AN INFECTED COMPUTER.
how to recognize it and read more about it at: http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/announce.html#badtrans , at http://firstname.lastname@example.org and at http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/viruses/badtrans/
ON A FASTER SERVER
Our web hosting service has recently migrated CubaGenWeb to a faster server. This enhanced performance should make the pages faster
loading, specailly if you are on a broadband connection to the Internet.
For your convenience, we have added two new search
engines to our home page. The local search engine will search all
the pages of CubaGenWeb for any ocurrence of the text that you
enter in the box. The Google® search engine, one of the fastest
and most powerful search engines on the web, will search the entire world
wide web for any occurence of the test that you enter in the box. Both
search engines will return links to the web pages where the desired text
was found. The search engines can be found on the left menu bar of the
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY DATA BASES
The Cuban Genealogical Society, of which
we are a member, has added several useful databases to their web site,
including lists of towns, districts, parishes and sugar mills in Cuba,
a list of books related to Cuban genealogy and an index to the Society's Revista. We urge you to support the Cuban
Genealogical Society by becoming a member.
YEARS WAR OFFICERS LIST
One of our readers has compiled a list of Officers
of the Cuban Army during the Ten Years War against Spain. You can reach
this information by means of our new Ten
Years War section.