Monthly Archives: April 2012

Play any Genealogy video with MX Player For Your Android Device

As you all may be aware, I bought a Kindle Fire some time back. I soon became frustrated with video file types and trying to encode video to play on my Kindle Fire. I soon gave up and thought that there had to be a better way. Soon after I hit the Android Market and Amazon App Store. I must have tried at least five different players until I came across MX Player.

I finally had the capability of just downloading webinars and other videos to my Kindle Fire with no problems. I strongly recommend this player for any Android Phone and or Android Tablet. It will play almost any video file with no need of encoding.

This app has received over 64,636 five star reviews. By the way there is a free version and a paid one. I am using the free one and it only has some advertisements but when the video starts they are hidden right away.

To install go to Android Market.

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mtDNA of Juana Robles – Email from Crispin Rendon

The following is an email that I received on april 13, 2012 and it is from Crispin Rendon. I strongly recommend that you check it out. More than likely you have someone related in one of these documents.

Email:

Hello,
This message is going out to everyone in my genealogy address book.  There is no need to respond unless you want be to removed from my address book.
This week I have a link below to a report with the details on the mtDNA of Juana Robles (rank 4 of our top twenty).
Also find a link to last week’s report which has updated information regarding the test results for myself and Maria Ines Rodriguez.
Juana Robles MtDNA Report
2012 MtDNA Report
Best Regards,
Crispin Rendon



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1861 Baptism of Jose Demetrio Tanguma Pena Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This is the image and transcription to the 1861 Baptism of my 2nd great grand uncle Jose Demetrio Tanguma. It was through him that I found the grandparents of my great grandfather Juan Tanguma. As you can see it is always good to do research on all the family members, you never know what you will uncover.

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N. 18 

Je. Demetrio Tanguma

A los tres dias del mes de Enero de mil ochocientos sesenta y uno yo el Presbitero Francisco G. Trevino vicario de esta Parroquia bautize solemnemente y puse los Santos oleos y crisma a Je. Demetrio de veintetres dias de nacido hijo lejitimo de Hipolito Tanguma y de Francisca Pena Abuelos Paternos Benito Tanguma y Clara Barrera Abuelos Maternos Santiago Pena y Ma. de Jesus Barrera fueron padrinos a quienes adverti el parentesco y espiritual obligaciones contraidas Wenceslao Martinez and Visenta Garcia y para que conste lo firme.

Francisco G Trevino

Source: FamilySearch

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1904 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1904 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 >
 Los Aldamas > Nacimientos 1897-1908
Transcription of above image:
Num    Foja     Letra                Hombres          Num    Foja     Letra                Mujeres

34        14        A         Ancelmo Contreras     21        9          A         Andrea Perez

38        16                    Amando Lozano         86        32                    Andrea Garcia

41        17                    Ascencion Vela           14        7          B         Blasa Sepulveda

80        31                    Alfonso Alanis            4          3          C         Carmen Pena

66        25        B         Bernardo Garcia          37        15                    Cecilia Carmona

15        7          C         Cleofas Resendes        43        18                    Clemencia Garcia

28        12                    Casimiro Pena             57        23                    Celerina Salinas

40        16                    Catarino Salinas          35        15                    Cleofas Garcia

12        6          D         Daniel Elizondo          31        13                    Crisanta Regalado

71        28                    Donaciano Garcia       17        8          D         Dorotea Garcia

19        9          E          Elochio Rodriguez      23        10        E          Elisa Alanis

54        2                      Enrique Pena               27        12                    Eloisa Garcia

58        23                    Enrique Martinez        18        8          F          Felipa Garcia

70        27                    Enrique Alanis            78        30                    Francisca Cantu

46        19        F          Felipe Benavides         2          2          G         Guadalupe Garcia

60        24                    Flaviano Garcia           13        6                      Genoveva Cantu

92        34                    Francisco Garcia         33        14                    Guadalupe Pena

5          3          G         Guadalupe Pena          51        21                    Guadalupe Pena

29        12                    Gregorio Salinas          76        29                    Guadalupe Gonzalez

30        13                    Gabriel Leal                91        34        G         Guadalupe Alanis

11        5          I           Ildefonso Garcia         49        20        I           Isabel Rios

3          2          J           Juan Franco                 6          4          J           Josefa Garcia

36        15                    Jesus Pena                   32        14                    Julia Rodriguez

45        18                    Jose Perez                    55        22                    Julia Pena

56        22                    Juan Salinas                 65        25                    Justa Sanchez

68        27                    Jose P. Martinez          73        28                    Juana Pena

74        29                    Jose Pena                     56        22                    Juana Salinas

89        33                    Jose Maria Cantu        77        30        L          Lina Garcia

47        19                    Juan Regalado             24        10        M         Maria de los Angeles Zarate

7          4          L          luz Zarate                    37        15                    Maria Rodriguez

22        10                    Lauro Alanis               52        21                    Maria Rodriguez

85        32                    Leopoldo Sobrevilla    53        21                    Mariana Garcia

9          5          M         Macario Alanis            72        28                    Maria Trevino

26        11                    Matilde Rios               79        30                    Maria Steele

63        25                    Mauricio Pena             44        18        N         Nazaria Pena

75        29                    Mauricio Garcia          82        31        O         Otila Regalado

87        33                    Manuel Marul              10        5          P          Petra Garcia

90        34                    Melecio Garcia            48        19                    Paulina Rios

61        24        P          Praxedis Pulido           20        9          R         Ramona Leal

62        24                    Pablo Rios                   37        15                    Refugio Carmona

16        17        R         Rafael Pena                 88        33        T          Trinidad Alanis

25        11                    Roman Cantu              42        17                    Ricardo Villegas

64        25                    Reyes Alanis

69        27                    Rosalio Salinas

84        32                    Roman Salinas

39        16                    Romulo Pena

1          2          S          Santos Pulido

8          4                      Salome Leal

83        32                    Severo Pena

67        26        T          Tomas Hinojosa

50        20        V         Ventura Espinoza

59        23                    Vidal Rodriguez

81        31        Z          Zaragoza Garcia

Los Aldamas, Diciembre 31 de 1904

Source: FamilySearch
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1920 Death Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1920 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico in alfabetical order.


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FamilySearch > Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 > 

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                                    A

Num    5          Alanis Romualdo                    4

            23        Alanis Raul                             13

                                    B

            18        Borrego Lorenza                     10

                                    C

            12        Cantu Hermenegildo               7

                                    CH

            15        Chapa Camilo                         9

                                    G

            1          Garcia Ysabel                          2

            9          Garcia Rogelio                        6

            11        Garcia Rosalia                         7

            14        Garcia Maria                           9

            16        Garcia Maria                           9

            21        Gonzalez Rogelio                    12

            22        Gonzalez Ema                         12

                                    L

            3          Leal Domingo                         3

            4          Leon Tiburcia                          3

                                    M

            2          Martinez Rosa                         2

                                    P

            6          Pena Albino                            4

            8          Pena Adela                              5

            17        Perez Guadalupe                     10

                                    R

            10        Rangel Jose                             6

            19        Rios Covina                            11

                                    S

            13        Salinas Rafael                         8

                                    T

            20        Trevino Ynes                           11

                                    V

            7          Vela Bernarda                         5

Source: FamilySearch

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Why are there advertisements at WeAreCousins?

It is a very good question and thus let me answer it. As many of you know I started this blog as a way to share my family genealogy and history with others doing the same or similar research. I also wanted to create a place where I could meet other people with the same interests and so far I believe that these goals have been meet. I have enjoyed posting articles every day and have meet many great people along the way and hope to meet even more as I continue this journey. I have also behind the scenes helped many doing research in this area and it feels great when you get those thank-you emails. 

This blog has also pushed me to continue to research my family and also made me realize that if I am going to post something I better be certain that it is true and I thank those of you that have pointed out some errors in my research and upon further evaluation, I have continued on the right path.

I am grateful for all those faithful readers out there since without you, your comments, and emails I don’t think I could have kept this blog going this far.

Don’t think that I have forgotten about the advertisements, well the answer is simple the registration for the domain name and a separate hosting plan that I associate with this blog are pretty soon going to be up for renewal. There that is the reason, since I figured what the heck let me use Amazon.com to try and cover those costs. So please keep in mind if you are going to buy anything at Amazon.com click on any link in this website and I will get a little amount from every purchase you make with them. I think it is a great deal, you get to buy what you want and at the same time help support this blog. For example:  Genealogy Products at Amazon.com 

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1818 Church Marriage of Francisco Salinas Pena and Maria Celedonia Ynojosa Lopes, Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1818 church marriage of my 5th great grandparents Francisco Salinas Pena and Maria Celedonia Ynojosa Lopes. He was the son of Francisco Salinas and Maria Petra Pena. She was the daughter of Francisco Xavier Ynojosa and Maria Monica Lopes. They got married in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This document also indicates that both of them where from “Rancho La Manteca” present day Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is also interesting that it indicates that they are related by 2nd and 3rd degrees of consanguinity.

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N. 494 Dn. Franco. Salin. con Da. Celedonia Ynojosa Rep. Dispensados casados y velados de la Manteca 

El dia nueve de Abril de mil ochocientos dies y ocho: leidas las amonestaciones en esta mi Parroquia de Cerralvo en tres festivos dias qe. lo fueron el 22, 23, y 24. de Marzo de los que no haviendo resultado Canonico Impedimiento mas de un parentesco en 2o. con 3o. grado en Consanguinidad lexitimamente dispensado yo el Cura propo. Vico. Jues Seno. Case y Vele infacie Eclasie a Don Franco. Salinas ? Solto. Origo. y vecino del Rancho de la Manteca de esta jurisdiccion h. l. de D. Francisco Salinas difunto y Da. Petra Pena; con D. Ma. Celedonia Ynojosa Lop. Ariga. y vecina del mismo Rancho h. l. de D. Franco. Xavier Ynojosa y Da. Manuela Lopes defuntos: fueron testigos D. Tomas Lopes y Dn. Rafael Salinas despues los vendije al ipro en la Celebracion de la misa segun ritos de la Yga, y lo firmamos.

Sources: FamilySearch

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Manage your Genealogy E-books with Calibre E-book Management Software

If you are like me, and I am pretty sure most of you are, your Genealogy E-book collection is growing. Well check out Calibre! It is a free e-book management software that can get the description to your e-books and covers. The way I like to see it, it is my own library on my computer. 
What I really like about it is that it can handle almost any file type as mobi, txt, pdf, and many more. It can also convert them from one file format to another. Best of all it connects to your kindle to easily transfer the ebooks to it.
Calibre, also creates a website with your collection, thus making it accessible from anywhere. Sure there is some tinkering involved but it can be done. That is the preferred methot I get my ebooks from my collection to my kindle.

By the way did I mention that it is free!! Well what are you waiting check them out.

Links: More Information
          I want to download Calibre

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Browse the 1940 Census Images of La Grulla, Texas – Is your family there?

I want to congratulate the small Texas city of La Grulla for making their Facebook page. Thanks to Jimmy Martinez everyone that has ties to this great city can keep in touch and also share its history as well as pictures. As a special treat for all those interested here is the Ancestry.com link to the brow-sable 1940 Census images of La Grulla, Texas. 
 Let me know if you find your family here, post their stories.

Ancestry.com : http://interactive.ancestry.com/2442/m-t0627-04139-00409/?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ancestry.com%2f1940-census&ssrc=


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1903 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1903 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alfabetical order.


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Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 >
 Los Aldamas > Nacimientos 1897-1908
Transcription of above image:
Num    Foja     Letra                Hombres          Num    Foja     Letra                Mujeres

27        10        A         Arturo Pena                 8          4          A         Agueda Gutierrez

31        12                    Antonio Garcia           48        17                    Aurelia Lerma

38        14                    Apolinar Vela              72        25                    Adela Pena

49        18                    Amado Lozano           22        9          C         Catarina Benites

71        25                    Armando Sepulveda   70        25        D         Dolores Garcia

2          2          B         Benigno Vela              51        18        E          Eufemia Salinas

64        22        E          Eliceo Elizondo           69        24                    Eligia Pena

68        24                    Eligio Pena                  7          4          F          Francisca Garcia

35        13        F          Federico Garza            39        14                    Felipa Carrillo

15        6                      Felipe Cantu                61        21        G         Gloria Reyes

3          2          G         Gregorio Guerra          28        11        J           Juana Salinas

25        10                    Gregorio Garcia          29        11                    Juana Vera

44        16                    Guadalupe Garcia       6          3          L          Loreta Salinas

4          3          H         Hilario Leal                 32        12                    Lorenza Robledo

59        21        Y         Yrineo Vela                 33        12                    Leonarda Salinas

16        7                      Justo Garcia                46        17                    Leonides Pena

23        9                      Juan Garcia                 1          2          M         Madrona Alanis

47        17                    Juan Elizondo             24        9                      Marta Leal

67        24                    Jose Carrillo                40        15                    Maria de los Angeles Leal

54        19                    Jose Maria Garcia        43        16                    Marta Alanis

42        15        L          Luis Sanchez               17        7          P          Paula Garcia

63        22                    Leonardo Cantu          21        8                      Petra Garcia

26        10        M         Mamerto Vera             30        11                    Petra Rios

55        20                    Miguel Rios                 37        14                    Petra Cantu

5          3          P          Pablo Pena                  45        16                    Paula Alanis

10        5                      Pedro Gonzalez           19        8          R         Ramona Garcia

13        6                      Pablo Alanis                50        18                    Rita Garcia

18        7                      Policarpo Perez           41        15        S          Santa Ana Sanchez

11        5          R         Romualdo Salinas        58        21                    Serafina Garcia

56        20                    Ramiro Salinas            62        22                    Santos Tanguma

60        21                    Rafael Rangel              65        23                    Santos Garcia

66        23                    Refugio Lopez             9          4                      Santos Gonzalez

36        13        S          Santos Salinas             34        13        T          Teodora Garcia

73        26                    Santiago Garcia           52        18                    Teodora Salinas

12        5          T          Tomas Gonzalez

53        19                    Tomas Garcia

14        6          V         Victor Garcia

20        8                      Victoriano Garcia

57        20        W        Wenceslao Salinas

Los Aldamas 31 de Diciembre de 1903

Luciano Pena                         

Source: FamilySearch
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