Cuban Genealogy Center
Resources for those searching for their Cuban roots
on the web since 1996
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Our passengers data base now surpasses 150,000 names!
2 Sep 2014 - We are making steady progress and have completed all the missing months in the years 1848, 1863 and 1900. We are now starting the year 1862. For the latest status of our project please click here.
These are the transcriptions done during August:
- 1900-06B - 869 passengers / 27 ships
- 1848-02 - 128 passengers / 17 ships
- 1848-03 - 197 passengers / 27 ships
- 1848-06 - 59 passengers / 4 ships
- 1848-08 - 189 passengers / 29 ships
- 1848-09 - 148 passengers / 17 ships
- 1848-10 - 189 passengers / 19 ships
- 1863-03 - 332 passengers / 15 ships
- 1863-04 - 160 passengers / 10 ships
- 1863-05 - 382 passengers / 17 ships
- 1863-06 - 239 passengers / 11 ships
These are the transcriptions done so far during September:
- 1862-01 - 376 passengers / 10 ships
- 1862-02 - 252 passengers / 8 ships
This brings the total in our database to 156,714 passenger names from 8,604 ships.
You can easily consult this free resource by clicking on the top headline (please note that, due to technical reasons, this database cannot be searched by using the Google search engine).
19 Jul 2014 - We have completed upgrading our data base search software for the Passenger and Ships data bases (and also the Mambi soldiers data base). We are now using the latest version of the html, css, php and MySQL software. Hope you enjoy the new look and operation. Please let us know if you encounter any problems.
This important resource was brought to our attention by Jorge A. Iznaga. Thanks Jorge! (click on the above headline for access).
Puerto Plata became the "Miami" of Cuban exiles during the Ten Years War (1868-1878). Many Cuban families, particularly from Puerto Principe (Camaguey), went to Puerto Plata during the war. (link courtesy of Alberto Martinez-Ramos, member of the CGC.)
NEW LINKS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST
Here are some links that have come to our attention that may be of interest:
20 Aug 2013 - The National Archives of Cuba and 8 (of 14) Provincial Archives now have their own web sites. Most have lists of their holdings but very little, if any, of the data is digitized or available on the web (you need to get someone in Cuba to visit the Archive in person). Here are some of the relevant links:
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Our project to transcribe
the 69,770 names of
the veterans of the Cuban War of
Independence (1895-1898) was completed in 2003.
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 and provides
a unique resource for those researching their Cuban
Genealogy (please note that this database canot be searched using the Google search engine).
We have also completed the transcriptions of the
death notices of the soldiers that died during
that war. These transcriptions provide a unique
insight into the personal story of many who
fought and died in the war.
The original Roloff book has now been digitaized by the University of Florida Digital Collections and is available here.
19 Jul 2014 - Please see the note about upgraded software under the "Passenger Database" article above.
The Department of Culture of the Basque Government of Spain has established a Document Center of Euskadi (the Basque nation) called IRARGI which is dedicated to the creation of a historic archive of Euskadi.
The principal components of their digitized archives are:
- BADATOR - an index to the various archives and documents. This includes nearly 40,000 entries representing 5 million information folios compiled from Municipal Archives, private family archives and Catholic Church archives.
- Sacramental Archives of the Historic Diocesan Archives of Bilbao, San Sebastian & Vitoria (containing an index - still in process- to over 5 million baptism, marriage and death documents)
- Index to the 49 volumes of documents compiled by the great genealogist D. Luis de Salazar & Castro (1658-1734)
Click on the headline above to reach this resource.
We have generated a list of links to digitized books of interest to Cuban Genealogy. These books are available on-line for free download. Please continue letting us know of any others that you discover so we can all mutually benefit from these resources.
With permission of the publisher, a Cumulative Index and all 57 issues of the Revista of the Cuban Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City have been digitized and are available here for download. Click on the above headline to reach this resource.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has made available a new version of their Internet search service, Family Search. In this new version, still in the pilot stage, you can not only do the same searches as in the traditional version but, in addition, you can see an image of the original document by clicking on the small image that appears at the upper right. Eventually this service will completely replace the need for consulting microfilms.
We are transcribing passenger names arriving to, and departing from, Habana into a data base. These records can be searched by first and/or second surname, by first name(s), or by ship code. A related ship's database can be searched by ship code, ship name, port of origin, port of destination, or date. Click on the above headline to reach these resources.
Many documents from various
Spain Archives have been (and are still being) digitized and placed on the
web. The web site interface has recently been updated and is now much easier to use and you no longer have to register. You can search all the archives by
any desired text (including personal names), and
limit your search to a certain date range. You will then get a listing of all the archives having documents that match your seach criteria. Clicking on the name of an archive will bring up a list of the relevant documents in that archive, Many of these documents will show a small camera icon. Clicking on a camera icon will bring up small images of all the pages of the original
document. You can then click on each page, zoom to read it, print it and/or save it to your computer for further study. Visit http://pares.mcu.es/
CUBAN PHONE DIRECTORIES ON-LINE
The following old Cuban Telephone Directories have been digitized and are available on-line:
Current telephone listings for Cuba are available via the following links:
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