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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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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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