Monthly Archives: September 2013

1885 Map of Coahuila, Mexico

I know that some of you may are researching the Mexican state of Coahuila. I for example have many ancestors that where from Coahuila. This map is dated 1885 and might be useful to see what towns used to be around your ancestors home town. Sometimes this will provide you with additional clues as to where to continue your research. If you click on the image you will be taken to a high quality image of the map. The detail is great. Continue reading

Zapata Rising, Are Your Roots From Zapata, Texas?

Where your ancestors from Zapata? If they were you might want to check out zapatarising.com for more information. They are hoping to make it “the biggest family reunion in the world”. It will be taking place on Oct. 17-19, 2013 in Zapata, Texas.

Everyone that has roots in Zapata, Texas is encouraged to attend. One of the purposes of this event is to gather all the original families that were displaced as a result of the Falcon Dam back int he 1950′s and 1960′s. Continue reading

RGV Hispanic Genealogical Society Presents How to Trace Your Hispanic Roots

Yesterday September the 21st I attended the McAllen Library’s Genealogy Program. Julia Reed had invited the RGV Hispanic Genealogy Society to make a presentation due to it being the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The presentation was conducted in the library’s auditorium and to my surprise the presenters where none other than Mary Torres and Ofelia Olsson. Two readers of and good friends of We Are Cousins. It was a pleasure to finally meet them in person since we had been exchanging emails from time to time. Continue reading

Presidentes Municipales (Mayors) of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1950 to 2013

The municipality of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico was founded on October the 11th of 1950 by the 294th state congressional decree. The current governor was Raul Garate. The seat for this municipality was San Pedro de Roma present day Miguel Aleman. This municipality was formed with almost half of the families that belonged to the municipality of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexo. Continue reading

Monte Christo Historical Marker, Hidalgo County, Texas

The following are photos and the transcription of the Monte Christo historical marker located on Conway Rd and Monte Christo Rd just north of Mission Texas. I pass through this marker about twice per month and finally decided to take some pictures and share them with you. I wonder how many of our ancestors heard about this town maybe they even visited it. Continue reading

Remembering Hebbronville When… – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 3

Here is another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the third issue published on February 27, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Your ancestors might be mentioned. It contains 17 articles and 17 photos by Cynthia G. Gutierrez. Continue reading

Gonzalez Direct Lines by Mary Anne Curray

Do you have ancestors with the last name Gonzalez? If you do then you might want to check this out. The other day I was conducting research using Google and came across this database titled “Gonzalez Direct Lines”. It was created by Mary Anne Curray and it happens to contain allot of great information about some of our common ancestors. I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you since it may help you in your research. Continue reading

Governors of the Province of Nuevo Reino de Leon Present Day Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Reino de Leon and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work, as it is the case with my ancestor Diego de Montemayor and his son Diego de Montemayor (el Mozo). El Nuevo Reino de Leon is now present day Nuevo Leon, Mexico and was named after a province in Spain. It was designated as a province in 1580. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Eight

Just wanted to let you know that yesterday afternoon Crispin Rendon released his eight eBook on his series of Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Here is his email with the link to of where to download this eBook.

This volume eight covers the years 1826-1830 and contains 338  marriages plus their children. Continue reading