This page holds significant news items that were on the
CubaGenWeb Home Page during the year 2003. For other years consult the
index on the left.
STUDENTS OF MEDICINE
Thanks to one of our readers, the genealogical information for the eight
medical students executed on 27 Nov 1871 is now available at this
CABALLERO DE PARIS PAGE UPDATED
Our popular page dedicated to the Caballero
de Paris has been updated with information received during
the last few months from several of our readers. Enjoy!
DATA BASE OF OFFICERS FROM THE TEN YEARS WAR UPDATED
The data base containing the Officers, Deputies
and members of the Government of the Republic in Arms during the has been recently recently updated. This data
base is the result of the ardous labor of two of our readers, Eugenio
de J. Pérez Ferrer and José Santa Cruz Pacheco Rivery. You
can reach this data base via the link on the left menu or by clicking here.
NEW BOOK BY CUBAN AUTHOR
We were delighted to receive as a Christmas
present the new book by Carlos Eire 'Waiting
for Snow in Havana'. The book, in a unique
creative style, describes from the point of view of a 10 year old boy,
life in Havana just before and just after the Castro revolution and the
impact on children who were sent unaccompanied to the United States in
operation "Pedro Pan". Highly recommended to all.
MAMBI VETERANS DATABASE COMPLETED!
April -2003 - We are very happy to announce that
our project to transcribe the 69,770 names
of the veterans of the Cuban
War of Independence (1895-1898) has been completed. This project,
honoring the memory of those who fought to liberate Cuba from the colonial
yoke of Spain, was made possible by the effort of 34 volunteers, working
for nearly 3 years. We want to thank all those who participated in this
project, whose names are listed here.
You can reach this database by using the link in the left menu "Our
Archives"->Military"->"War of Independence"->"Data
base" or by clicking here.
MAMBI DEATH LISTS NOW ON LINE
We are also have completed the transcription
of the death notices of
the Soldiers that died during the Cuban
War of Independence. These lists are a remarkable historical
and demographic record of the soldiers who fought and died on the
war. The entries, although brief, in most cases contain the age
of the soldier when he joined, where the soldier was born, the
unit he served in, and the place and circumstances of his death.
In many cases the names of one or both parents are also listed.
You can reach these lists using the link in the left menu "Our
Archives"->Military"->"War of Independence"->"Deaths"or
by clicking here.
VIRUS WARNINGS ADDED
Dec 2003 -
For your reference, we have added a list of virus threats to our
advice page on computer viruses. This chart, courtesy of the Symantec
Corporation (manufactures of Norton Anti-Virus), is updated daily
by Symantec and shows the the newest and highest threats and also
provides links to the company's free virus removal tools for these
threats. Links are also provided to pages that describe computer
hoaxes so you can check any warnings you receive via e-mail (most
of them are hoaxes). To reach the revised page please use the link
in the section
on the left menu or click here.
HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAMILY TREE - UPDATE
Dec 2003 -
After uploading our own family tree, we have updated the page describing
our recommended method for sharing your family tree on line. To
reach this page please use the link in the left
to share your family tree" or
by clicking here.