2011 November

Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Elena Tanguma Ramirez – A Love Story

This is a story about my great grandparents Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Elena Tanguma Ramirez. Growing up I had heard the following story over and over again from my mother San Juana Tanguma and this is how I remember hearing it; One day Elena was getting water from the ranch’s pond, when Yldefonso saw her […]

Pedro Marroquin Perez 1880 Baptism in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Pedro Marroquin Perez my great-grandfather through my fathers maternal side. The following is the image of his baptism followed by it’s transcription. He was baptized in Allende Nuevo Leon, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on the September 5, 1880. The document not only lists his parents but his paternal and maternal grandparents. Cut Out From Original Image Found at […]

Free Software to Help You Transcribe Your Genealogy Records

Transcribing records for your Genealogy research is  a must and I know that at one point you will have to do it, and that is why I am writing this post. I want to let you know about the program that I personally use. I had already briefly mentioned this piece of software on an […]

Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra, 1912 Church Marriage in Guardados de Arriba, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in the house of Andres Gonzalez in Guardados de Arriba in Tamaulipas, Mexico back in August 27, 1912 between Pedro Marroquin Perez and Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra. The image does indicate who their parents are. The image also does indicate that the […]

1924 Marriages of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following images are of the index of the marriages that took place in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1924. Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 > Los Aldamas > Matrimonios 1924-1930 Marriages for 1924                  Pages 1 through 53   I have transcribed the names in the above document and have matched each couple […]

Severo Marroquin Gonzalez – A Life Changing Event

The following story was told to me by my father Lauro Garza Marroquin and it is a story about his uncle Severo Marroquin Gonzalez. I will try to relate it as complete as possible since it has been several years since I heard it. Severo Marroquin Gonzalez was born on August 8, 1913 in Rancho Viejo, […]

La Palmita Muerte Sobre Las Lomas by Armando Leal Rios

La Palmita Muerte Sobre Las Lomas is a 143 page book packed with stories and details of the families of La Palmita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It’s author Armando Leal Rios was born in this small Northeaster Mexican town. He not only talks about his memories and stories that had been handed down but also talks […]

Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero, 1840 Church Marriage in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in Inmaculada Concepcion Church in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico back in January 13, 1840 between Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero. The image does not indicate who their parents are. The image does indicate that the witnesses to the marriage were […]

1865 Church Marriage of Jose Angel Marroquin Rodriguez and Maria Francisca Perez in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in San Pedro Apostol church in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in November 3, 1865 between Jose Angel Marroquin Rodriguez and Maria Francisca Perez Tamez. The image indicates that Jose Angel was the son of Manuel Marroquin and Guadalupe Rodriguez and Maria […]

November the 2nd “El Dia De Los Muertos” Day of the Dead

There are not many traditions in my family, growing up nor now did we ever celebrate most of the typical or stereotypical Mexican traditions. It may have had been that we were raised near the border with the United States, to be exact about fourteen miles away from it. I remember growing up eating Kellogg cornflakes and Aunt Jemima pancakes at grandpas house, not […]