Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to Join the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society

Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society_thumbEarlier this month I received an email from Ofelia Olsson. Ofelia is the ex-president of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society and is currently the editor for their Newsletter. Attached to her email she had the current Newsletter for the month of July. Continue reading

WeAreCousins is Now Optimized for Mobile Devices

Yesterday I installed a plugin to make We Are Cousins play better with mobile devises. I had not realized that viewing it on a cell phone was just close to impossible and very hard to navigate. Honestly I had not even thought about it since I would always look at it on my tablet but I guess due to the big screen it was ok. Continue reading

1884 Map of Tamaulipas, Mexico

I found the following map at the Texas History Portal. It is an 1884 map of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Maps have come to play an integral part in my genealogy research and the following map is very interesting since it names the towns as they were named in many birth, baptism, marriage, and death record. It also provides me with more clues as to what towns used to be named what. Continue reading

Caverns of Oblivion, by Carl L. Duain

Have you heard about Caverns of Oblivion by Carl. L Duain? If you have not you should check this book out. It is basically the English translation of the three main books presented in Historia de Nuevo Leon Con Noticias Sobre Coahuila, Tejas, y Nuevo Mexico. To be clear I am not saying that Duain translated this exact book but Continue reading

Francisco Salinas Flores – June 7, 1918 – February 23, 2013

This is a short video in remembrance of a man (my wife’s grandfather) that lived and enjoyed life, whose legacy will for ever live through those he left behind. Francisco Salinas Flores was born in Cuevitas, Texas to Pedro Salinas Rivas and Maxima Flores Vela back in June 7, 1918. Continue reading

Using The FamilySearch Family Tree: A Reference Guide

I don’t know if you have started your own family tree at FamilySearch but in case that you have. Then the “Using The FamilySearch family Tree: A Reference Guide” will be perfect for you.

This guide contains 168 pages and will answer all the questions that you may have or you may come across while using this website to create your family tree. Continue reading

Saltillo Del Recuerdo – Blog and Facebook Profile Dedicated to Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Just wanted to let you know about another great resource that I found on Facebook, it is called “Saltillo del Recuerdo” managed by Jaime Mendoza Zamora.

I came across it since from time back I have been following the Facebook page “Archivo Gral Del Estado de Coahuila”  and they happened to share one of their posts. Continue reading

A Guide to Conducting Internet Searches for Family History

A few days ago I shared a post that I wrote for MexicanGenealogy.info titled “Using the Power of Google to Find Your Mexican Ancestors“. There I described how Google could help you locate your ancestors and provided you with some search techniques.

I was searching for a Guide on how to properly conduct searches at familysearch but instead came across the following guide. Continue reading