Monthly Archives: August 2013

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1 was researched and written by Isabel Ernestina Garza Brown back in 1995. This book is only 54 pages including the covers but it contains a wealth of information. To be honest with you the only reason that I checked it out at the library was because it had Garza and Los Saenz, Texas. Continue reading

Governors of the Province of Nuevo Santander Present Day Tamaulipas Mexico and South Texas

Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a province by viceregal order in September 3, 1746.

The following is a list of all governors of Nuevo Santander up until 1821 when Mexico won it’s independence from Spain. let me know if any of your ancestors is listed. Continue reading

100 Years of Jim Hogg County History – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 1

I don’t remember how I came across this publication “South Texas History” but I am glad that I came across it. So far there are 8 published Issues. In the future two months I will be posting one each week on this blog.

South Texas History is published once per month and it’s purpose is to publish History about South Texas including photographs and family stories. The reason that I am sharing this Magazine with you all is because you never know, you might find your ancestors listed within the pages of this magazine. Continue reading

Porfirio Diaz Visits Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1891

In 1891 The current president of Mexico Porfirio Diaz visited Mier, Tamaulipas. I just wanted to share this since it is interesting specially if your ancestors are from Ciudad Mier. I have scanned the copy of the invitation from the book “Ciudad Mier Historia y Cultura” unfortunately when I scanned it I did not do it in high quality. At the bottom of the image I try and transcribe it as best as I can. If you find any errors please advise so that I may correct them. Continue reading

Ciudad Mier Historia y Cultura

Ciudad Mier Hisotria y Cultura is a small book, only 23 pages and written in Spanish, about Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico. It was published back in March of 1986 and was sponsored by the municipal government of 1984 to 1986.

Even though this is a very small book it contains many great clues as to where to locate documents about our ancestors that where from this area. One of these important clues is that this book claims that Continue reading

Archivo General e Histórico del Estado de Tamaulipas

I wanted to share another great find with you. This find is the Facebook page for the “Archivo General e Histórico del Estado de Tamaulipas”. I first discovered this Facebook page while conducting research, but was originally inactive. Since almost a week ago this page has had allot of activity and has shared allot of great content.

They have shared photos and documents about Camargo, Tamaulipas and Ciudad Victoria amongst other great content. Continue reading

Montemayor Family Tree – Facebook Group Managed by Beverly Mason Carlson

Beverly Mason Carlson has started an open Facebook Group titled Montemayor Family Tree. If your last name is Montemayor or you have Montemayor ancestors this is a great group to join.

You never know, you may find your ancestors on this Facebook Group and if you don’t it is ok, you can always share information about your Montemayor ancestors and meet your distant cousins. Continue reading

Soy de Duval – A blog Focusing on the Early History of Duval County, Texas

A week ago I received an email from Alfredo Cardenas inquiring on how to go about getting some documents form Star county. Fortunately, I was able to help him with that. I wish that was the case with everyone that contacts me, but I digress. In that email he also mentioned that he had just started a blog titled Soy de Duval which focuses on the Early History of Duval County, Texas. Continue reading

Books Available for Sale From the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society

You never know where you might find your ancestors and that is why I try to provide the location to great resources. One of these great resources are thae books that are available from the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. I got the following list from their latest News Letter and I want to that Ofelia Olsson for sending it to me. Continue reading

El Nuevo Reino de Leon y Monterrey a Traves de 3000 Documentos (The New Kingdom of Leon and Monterrey through 3000 Documents)

If you have not come across this book, El Nuevo Reino de Leon Y Monterrey A Traves de 3000 Documentos  (The New Kingdom of Leon and Monterrey through 3000 Documents) you are in for a treat. This book was written by Israel Cavazos Garza back in 1998 it is the synopsis of 3000 documents from the Civil Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Continue reading