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Dec. 14, 2022

Lesson Learned: The story of the Puig Family of Cuba

Today I interviewed Luis Tomas Puig as he recounts his family search dating back to 1600. A trip to Blanes, a village only an hour North of Barcelona, Spain awakened his curiosity further as he reconnects with his Grandfath...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Early Cuba - Florida Connection, Part I

Christian recounts his journey to rescuing Spanish – American heritage and tells us of fishermen on the Gulf Coast who fished the waters alongside their Indian fishing partners known as the “Spanish Indians” and some freed b...

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Oct. 1, 2022

Cuban Greatest Composers

It is obvious that the first popular music played in Cuba after the Spanish conquest was brought by the Spanish conquerors themselves, and was most likely borrowed from the Spanish popular music in vogue during the 16th centu...

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Sept. 1, 2022

Unknown Cubans in Early American History

In this episode Christian highlights five unknown Cubans who played a major role in America's early formation. We can no longer depend on others to discuss our involvement in America's story, it is now up to us to identify Cu...

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Aug. 1, 2022

Six Cuban Genealogy Myths Debunked

In this episode, Christian and I explore six Cuban Genealogy myths. Although Cubans do not find Cuban Genealogy information online, there’s a considerable amount of misinformation and false myths in Cuban genealogy and histor...

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June 27, 2022

Municipio La Salud

En este episodio tengo el placer de entrevistar a Ignacio Cabrera Mas, un Saludeño de pura cepa que dedicó 20 años a construir una enciclopedia del Municipio de La Salud. La Salud es la localidad más pequeña de la provincia …

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May 31, 2022

Cada Familia Tiene su Historia

En este episodio #18 de Cuban Family Roots tengo el placer de entrevistar a mi amiga y presentadora del Green Plantain Podcast (Plátano Verde), Susana Jiménez Mueller. Susana nos cuenta su trayectoria genealógica y anécdotas ...

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April 30, 2022

All about the CubanGenWeb.org

In this episode of the Cuban Family Roots podcast, I have the pleasure of interviewing Ed Elizondo, a retired engineer and the first to bring us virutal Cuban genealogy repository through the CubanGenWeb.org website which he ...

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April 1, 2022

The Forgotten History of Koreans in Cuba

The history of the Korean migration to Cuba was small by the number and forgotten. It was revived recently when Joseph John, a Korean American featured the film JERONIMO in 2019. The film explores the life of a Cuban of …

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March 5, 2022

Cuban Aristocracy: The Cuban Countess

March is Women's History Month. In this podcast episode we celebrate Women's History Month by celebrating our Cuban Countess, Maria Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, a woman larger than life which little is known or written abo...

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March 5, 2022

The Irish in Cuba

This episode of The Irish in Cuba provides a historical perspective of the Irish migration in the Island. Although the Irish migration to Cuba was not directly from Ireland, the host explains how significant it was to the dev...

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Jan. 31, 2022

Chinese in Cuba

In this episode I discuss the Chinese migration to Cuba from 1850 when the Chinese arrived to toil in Cuba's Sugarcane fields to the second migration of 1870's when more than 40,000 Chinese arrived to the Island. In addition,...

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Jan. 1, 2022

The 12 Greatest Cuban Genealogy Resources

As young Cuban Americans who loves genealogy, Aileen and Christian want to share their passion and knowledge of genealogy they've gathered through the years with the rest of the Cuban Community. In honor of the 12 months of t...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Por la pasion a la Genealogia

En este episodio entrevistamos al escritor y novelista cubano William Navarrete. Navarrete analiza su primer libro genealogico titulado, G enealogia Cubana. San Isidoro de Holguín, el cual trabajó con la colaboradora María Do...

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Nov. 1, 2021

The Miyares Family of Cuba

In this episode 11, we focus on the Miyares Family of Cuba. A family that extended its roots throughout Central, South America, and Puerto Rico. In this episode, we'll explore the history of Miyares Family originally from Spa...

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Oct. 1, 2021

Common Cuban Surnames

In this episode, we bring you Common Cuban Surnames which have originated from Spain and Portugal, and later Italy and other parts of Europe. Today, some Cubans can traced their surnames all the way back to places from which...

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Aug. 31, 2021

The Jews of Cuba

In this episode I recount the early settlement of Jews to Cuba beginning in 1508 when the new Christians arrived in Habana. I discuss the inquisition proceeding to the tribunals of 17th century until the abolition of the Span...

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July 30, 2021

The History of El Conde de Jaruco

Did you know that in Cuba there were approximately 10 Count titles? Today we are going to dive deeply into the story of El conde de Jaruco. We will interview one of the the family member of the descendants, Ernesto …

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July 1, 2021

All about GEDMATCH

In this episode, I discuss the cool features offered through GEDmatch. GEDmatch is a third-party service where users can compare autosomal DNA files from different testing companies to see if they are distant relatives. Throu...

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June 1, 2021

Writing your Cuban Memoir

In this episode of Writing your Cuban Memoir, I explain in a step by step one can bring their memories to life. If you love genealogy, this episode will help you when it's time to write your memoir, a collection …

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April 29, 2021

Habana & St. Augustine Intertwined

This episode takes us to two cities histories and how they have been closely intertwined for the past 450 years, Habana, Cuba and St. Agustin, Florida. In the first segment in chronological detail, we’ll contextualize the his...

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March 29, 2021

The Irish in Cuba

This episode of The Irish in Cuba provides a historical perspective of the Irish migration in the Island. Although the Irish migration to Cuba was not directly from Ireland, the host explains how significant it was to the dev...

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March 29, 2021

Genetic Genealogy 101

In this episode we discuss Genetic Genealogy by explaining what is genetic genealogy as opposed to traditional Genealogy, and how can we use both to work out the precise genetic relationships. I discuss who can benefit from G...

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Jan. 22, 2021

The Spanish Influence in the Island of Cuba

Episode 2 of the Cuban Family Roots Podcast highlights the Spanish influence in the Island of Cuba. It begins with a historical perspective of the three influential regions of Spain whose inhabitants migrated to Cuba; the And...

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