Season 2

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

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 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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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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