Monthly Archives: April 2013

Captain Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon Colonizer of South Texas

The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon whom was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal. He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1712. He married Dona Catarina Gomez de Castro whom was the daughter of Don Antonio Gomez de Castro and Dona Nicolasa Baez de Trevino, on January 1, 1731 at the mining town of Boca de Leones, present day Villaldamas, Nuevo Leon , Mexico. Continue reading

Joseph Manuel Ayala and Josepha Antonia Cantu, 1732 Marriage In Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1732 marriage record for my wife’s 6th great grandparents Joseph Manuel Ayala and Josepha Antonia Cantu. They married in Monterrey Nuevo, Leon Mexico. The following document indicates that Manuel’s parents were Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza. Josepha’s parents are listed as Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza. The document also indicates that they had received a dispensation for being related in the 3rd degree. I have yet to search for their marriage dispensation. Continue reading

Get a Hard Drive in the Cloud: Online Storage for your Genealogy Research

boxnetlogoWhat if the files you need are on your laptop, but you’re on the road with your iPhone or Android device? With the following service, you store files online and then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device. Having a back up plan for your Genealogy research and files should be one of your main priorities. You  should always have them stored in a secure location in the cloud. Continue reading

We Are Cousins Has Started a Membership Site!

I am super exited to announce today that We Are Cousins is now a membership site. It is my intention with this post to provide you with more information about it.

The Reason

For the past year and a half I have been providing you with posts on various topics concerning South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy. I have also been getting more involved with online businesses requiring more of my time. It was either focus more on those other activities and shut this blog down or turn We Are Cousins into part of  my business and I opted to keep it going. I will be honest with you, it is my intention to generate money with this blog and at the same time continue to provide you with free as well as paid content. Continue reading

Lauro Garza Marroquin

Lauro Garza Marroquin was born in June 8, 1944 to Eulalio Garza Lopez and Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez. He is the third of six children.

Chances are that you have never heard about him and you will probably not hear about him from anyone other than me, Moises Garza, his fourth son. He is not famous, or rich. He is only a man that has lived and is still living his life. Whose only legacy, will be those he will leave behind. A legacy that we all should be thanking our parents for, since that legacy is us and has been the one of our ancestors as well. No other legacy will endure the millennial as this one has and will continue to endure. It is important to talk about him to better understand that men and woman like him have contributed a lot and are contributing to society without being seen or named, since a person’s life no matter how great or small will forever resonate. Continue reading