Monthly Archives: June 2012

User Inquiry – In Search of Her Grandfather, What to do Next



Hi, Leticia Segovia

In response to:

Hi Moises: I ran into your blog by accident. I to am trying to find my roots but have run into a problem. Maybe you can help or lead me in the right direction. My father was born in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, but raised in Valley Hermoso, Tamalipas (from about 1938 to 1950). My problem is that I find no information on my grandfather (almost if he didn’t exist). I did find lots of cousins & many who still live in Valle Hermoso, Tamalipas but no grandfather. Any ideas as to what I should do next?
Thanks & hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks for your inquiry: have you looked at the following link at familysearch for:

Mexico, Coahuila, Civil Registration, 1861-1998

Nueva Rosita is not listed but just do a google map search to see which city is the biggest nest to it and start searching there. Also look at the following link

Mexico, Tamaulipas, Civil Registration, 1800-2002

This link contains mainly deaths but maybe you can find him there, that is if he died there. My last suggestion is that you ask your living relatives for any information or leads and take it from there. Maybe someone has documents or photos.

Good Luck in your search,

Moises Garza

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MtDNA of Maria Cayetana Flores Valdez – Email from Crispin Rendon

Just wanted to let you know that I received this email from Crispin Rendon earlier today. It is the MtDNA of Maria Cayetana Flores Valdez.  Maria Cayetana Flores Valdez was the wife of Juan Garza they married on 11 Jul 1707 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. According to the 2012 Top 20 MtDNA Report she has over 3,090 known descendants. Is she one of your ancestor? If so let us know, post a comment on this page.


Email:
Hello,

This message it going out to the hundreds of people in my genealogy address book. You need only respond if you want to be removed from the group.

Below find a link to an online report on the MtDNA of Cayetana Flores Valdez.

MtDNA of Cayatana Flores Valdez
http://home.earthlink.net/~genteran/cfv14.pdf

Best Regards,
Crispin Rendon

Source: Email From Crispin Rendon


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We Are Cousins Has A New Sister Site Mexican Genealogy

I just wanted to let you know that I have started another blog titled Mexican Genealogy and you can visit it at www.mexicangenealogy.info I hope that you check it out whenever you get a chance to.

Why do we need this website?

Posting daily blogs posts at We Are Cousins has been a great experience and has led me to interact with allot of people. Through this interactions I realized that I was getting asked questions pertaining to Genealogy all over Mexico and not just South Texas and North Eastern Mexico Genealogy. These requests for resources and information about other parts of Mexico, is my main motivator for starting the new website and also all the requests on how to start doing Mexican Genealogy research was another great motivator. I just hope that with time I will be able to build that website into one of the best resources when it comes to getting started with Mexican Genealogy and also as a one stop for everyone with Mexican Ancestry to  search for their Mexican ancestors. Also any advise or suggestions are welcomed, hope to hear from you soon.

You can check it out here:

www.mexicangenealogy.info

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User Request – Demetrio de la Garza and Dionisia Casas Any Information is Appreceated

On June the sixth I received the following inquiry and now I am sharing it with all of you in hopes that together we may help each other out or at least in hopes that someone out there may have the answer’s  for Linda.

Inquiry:

I am looking for information on Demetrio de la Garza and his wife Dionisia Casas. I have found the baptismal records for 2 of their children – Jose Encarnacion (1879) and Maria Ignacia (1881), and they also had another son named Nicolas(1889). Those records show Baptisms registered at Nuestra Senora del Refugio in Matamoros. Demetrio’s father was listed as Rafael de la Garza and his mother was listed as Ignacia Lopez Gonzales (or Gonzalez Lopez). Dionisia’s parents were listed as Encarnacion Casas and and Juana Saurez or Juarez. Dionisia (Leonicia) Garza died in Victoria, Texas (1935). I believe that Demetrio died in Matamoros before 1900, and his widow moved her family back to Texas (they were in the 1900 Goliad census). Any information about Demetrio is helpful. Thank you!

Any information you can either post it on the comment section of this post or email Linda at mwwlrw1@gmail.com


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1885 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon Mexico

1885 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alphabetical order.


Cut out of original Image:

FamilySearch > Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 > 
Transcription of above image:
                        Hombres                                              Mujeres

C         Crispin Peres                           A         Apolonia Rios

G         Guadalupe Pena                      C         Cesaria Alanis

            Guadalupe Rios                      E          Esmerenciana

J           Juan Tanguma                         F          Francisca Pena

M         Mariano Rios                                       Francisca Lopez

R         Rafael Gonzalez                      J           Juana Garcia

T          Tomas Gonzalez                                  Jesusa Garcia

                                                            M         Modesta Rios

                                                            P          Petra Rios

                                                            R         Rafaela Vela

                                                                        Rosalia Salinas

                                                            S          Sanjuana Alanis

 Los Aldamas Diciembre 31 de 1885

Hermenegildo Alizondo

Source: FamilySearch
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User Request – Looking for Tejano and Mexicano Ancestor Who Fought For The Confederacy

I received the following request and I just hope that anyone out there can help. You can either email Mr. Stone or post your comments at the bottom of this post.
My name is Craig Stone and I am the Commander of the new Sons of Confederate Veterans camp here in the RGV. I am looking to find Tejano or Mexicano ancestors who faught for the Confederacy between 1861 and 1865. Please contact me at cstone78@hotmail.com. 

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La Havana Texas Cemetery Historical Marker

The following is the Texas Historical Marker that is outside the Cemetery of La Havana Texas. You can check the names of the people buried in this cemetery up until 1976, cemeteries-of-tx.com.

You can also check out La Havana Cemetery at findagrave.com.

Permission to reuse photo is here granted as long as you link back to this page.
Transcript of above image:

Located on land known as Porcion 46, ceded by the crown of Spain to Don Jose Matias Tijerina in 1767, the community of Havana was named for Havana, Cuba, where Tijerina had stopped on his journey from Europe. Among the early settlers here were the families of Josefa de la Garza Salinas and Civil War Union soldier Patricio Perez. A frame church was built in 1891 and named for St. Joseph. Descendants of early settlers still live in the area. Many Havana pioneers are buried here in the Havana Cemetery. (1988)

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Photos of San Jose Church in La Havana Texas

Photos of the renovated San Jose Church founded in the 1880’s and it is part of the Oblate Trail, I tried to get a photo of the marker but a Pitbull came running at me. Thus not giving me a chance to snap a shot. Feel free to use the images for your own family stories, if you re-post them on your blog just link back to this page.



For more on Havana Texas please visit TexasScapes.com and stxmaps.com


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1884 Death Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1884 Death Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alphabetical order.


Cut out of original Image:


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

Transcription of above image:

                        Hombres                                              Mujeres

A         Apolonio Garcia                      A         Adelaida Pena

            Angel Perez                             B         Benita Tanguma

            Anteoco Perez                         F          Francisca Pena

C         Cornelio Lopez                       G         Gabriela Gonzalez

E          Eliseo Guerra                                      Gertrudis Pena

H         Herculano Moya                                 Guadalupe Garcia

            Higinio Garcia                                     Guadalupe Alanis

J           Juan Longoria                                     Gertrudis Pena

            Juantio Zarate                                     Guadalupe Garcia

L          Lucio Alanis                                        Guadalupe Alnais

M         Martin Chaves                                     Gertrudis Pena

P          Pedro Gonzales                       J           Juana Zarate

            Pedro Garcia                                       Juliana Salinas

            Pedro Gonzalez Pena                          Juana Gomez

R         Rosalio Salinas                                    Juana Garza

            Roque Alanis                                      Juana Cantu

            Rafael Pena                             L          Luz Rios

S          Santiago Garcia                       M         Maria Salinas

                                                            R         Ricarda Carrillo

                                                                        Rosa Pena

                                                            S          Susana Gonzalez

                                                                        Sostena Garcia

                                                                        Sanjuana Pena

                                                            U         Ursula Peres

Los Aldamas Diciembre 31, de 1884

Hermenegildo Elizondo

Source: FamilySearch

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User Request – Does Anyone Know His Texas Solis Family?

Ed posted this comment on this website during the weekend. If anyone has nay information please let us know on the comment section.
My Aunt died in 1978 in McAllen,Tx, she was Manuela Soto de Solis, born 1908 in Sinaloa,Mx,her husband: Leopoldo Solis, born in Sinaloa,Mx they entered the USA at Eagle Pass or Nogales,Az, they had a 6 month old baby: Leopoldo Solis, Jr. My Mother: Alberta Soto aka/Maria Galvan aka/Maria Alvarado married name: Eriberta Alvarado Romero, she died in San Juan Capistrano,Ca in 1979, she was born in Los Mochis,Sin,Mx on March 16th,1904. We lost contact with the families in Tx and Mexico cerca 1955. Does anyone know the Texas Solis Family, I believe my Aunt would be someone’s Great Grandmother because of her date of birth,of 1908. Thanks for any help. Ed Romero Stanton,Ca



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