A Bulletin board to post queries about Cuban surnames
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Rules for Use
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and locality message boards. You can reach these
rules when you are visitng any bulletin board by
means of the link in the blue bar at the bottom of
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Messages must NOT be posted that include:
- A copyright infringement -- for
additional information, click here.
- Offensive or malicious material,
- A commercial, fee for service, or
Messages should not be posted that are:
- Inappropriate for the scope of the board
as indicated by the board title,
(examples of "inappropriate"
posts include: a posting to the SMITH
surname board, which makes no mention of
any SMITH connection, or a post to a US,
regional, or international board without
reference to the location),
- A "seeking information"
(query) type message with a non-query
(data) menu classification selection.
We reserve the right to remove improperly
posted messages as defined above; move
messages to their proper location; edit the
surname field, message subject, and message
classification, without notice for the
purpose of preserving board integrity, and
to ensure proper indexing and
Only surnames (last names) mentioned in you rmessage should be
listed in the Surname Box, and each should
be separated by a comma. The Surname Box is
used to index the surnames in your message
and is not to be used for listing surnames
that are not mentioned in the text of your message.
The contents of the Surname Box may be edited by the Board Administrator at any time to conform with this rule.
(drop down menu):
Use this menu to select from a list of
data types. Data categories (non-query)
should only be selected when you are
posting actual data and not queries about
data. For example, a query about a will is
still a query. The menu item for wills
should not be selected for queries.
To obtain the best results, please be as specific as
possible in your query. Always include relevant names, places and dates. Instead of just saying
"looking for data on my grandfather" say
something like "looking for data on my
grandfather, Jose Lopez, who owned a grocery in
Matanzas in the late 1800's..." If you are
looking for several individuals which are not
related, consider posting separate queries for each
Don't post information on living individuals
Respect the privacy of living individuals. If you
connect with someone who wishes to exchange
informationon living individuals, do it over private
e-mail and not in the public query board. Do not
post private telepone numbers or addresses.
Always indicate the connection with Cuba
Often, messages appear on the board that mention the
life of an indidivudal in another country. If there
is no mention of the connection with Cuba, the board
administrator will probably transfer your message to
the locality board of the other country.
Always enter the mentioned surnames in the
Please don't forget to enter the surname(s)
mentioned in your message (and only those mentioned)
in the box labeled "Surnames:", separating
them with commas.
Do not put any first names, place names, or other
words such as "and" or "etc." ,
in this box.
The surnames placed in this box are extracted into
an index of all surnames posted on Rootsweb/Ancestry.com so that
other researchers can find all messages pertaining
to a given surname.
Note that this is NOT a place to list all the
surnames that you are interested in, only those
mentioned in the message. First names, place names
and surnames not mentioned in the body of the
message will be erased by the administrator.
Configure your "spam" filter to accept
messages from the board administrator
Make certain that your e-mail system will accept
messages from the board administrator. In case of
any question about your message, if the
administrator cannot reach you , he will pobably
delete your message.
Register as a user on the Rootsweb/Ancestry.com
Once you are registered, if your e-mail address ever
changes, you can update it in all your messages by
simply updating your registration. Registering also
has the advantage that your e-mail address is
displayed only in graphics form, which is impossible
to capture by entities that "mine" active
e-mail addresses for the purpose of sending
unsolicited advertisement ("spam").
Do NOT post general queries or other messages on the
Please do not post general queries or comments,
personal or thank you messages on the board.. The Cuban surname query board is
ONLY for posting queries about specific
surnames. All other messages will be deleted
by the administrator. Please use the CUBA-L list to post messaages on
general Cuban genealogy topics not related to a
Please click the following link to access the
Cuban Surname Bulletin Board.
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Surname and Locality Bulletin Boards.