Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Museum of South Texas History In Edinburg Celebrates El Dia de Los Muertos

El Dia de Los Muertos is fast approaching and The Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg will be celebrating it. I will be attending and taking my little son along. I hope that he likes it. Bellow you will find a flyer that they are passing out. It contains more information about El Dia de los Muertos and a complete program of events and speakers. To View higher resolution Image please click the download link on top of image when it pops up. Continue reading

Guerrero Viejo Field Guide to a City Found and Lost

Guerrero Viejo Filed Guide to a City Found and Lost was written by William E. Doolittle and Oscar I Maldonado back in 2008 and is an excellent 29 page eBook about Guerrero Viejo, that is available for free to anyone wishing to download it. This eBook is a great resource for anyone researching Guerrero Viejo or any one wishing to visit this old town. But just keep in mind that you can only visit when Falcon Dam is very low in water.

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Decree That Gives The Category of City to the Old Town Villa de Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the transcription and translation of the 1871 decree that elevates Mier from villa to city. The original document is housed in the Archives of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico. This is just a piece of local history that some of our ancestors were part of.

Transcription:

Decreto Que Otorga La Cateegoria de Ciudad a la Antigua Villa de Mier

Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas. El Gobernador del Estado de Tamaulipas. A todos sus habitantes sabed: que el congreso del Estado ha decretado lo siguiente: Continue reading

Judge Agapito “Cuate” Molina, South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 5

Another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the fifth issue published on April 24, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville, surrounding communities, and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Continue reading

Alcaldes (Mayors) of Monterey Nuevo, Leon, Mexico from 1596 to 2012

Where your ancestors ever mayors of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico? Now you can check and include it in your genealogy research. The following is a list of all the mayors for Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The very first one is Diego de Montemayor my 11th great grandfather. Many others in this list are also my ancestors such as Bartolome Gonzalez whom is also my 11th great grandfather. This list was originally compiled by Odeth Garza Barrera and then by wikipidia.org. Continue reading

Capilla De La Mission De Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869 (Present day Roma, Texas)

On September the 23rd I received an email from Gregory Hernandez letting me know about his book Capilla de la Mission de Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869. This book covers the marriages that occurred in this church from March 4, 1853 thru April 15, 1869. I know  that this book will be of great interest to any one whose family used to reside in Roma or it’s surroundings during this time frame. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Nine by Crispin Rendon

Here is another great eBook for your Genealogy research. Two days ago I received another email from Crispin Rendon letting us now that he had just published the 9th Volume of his project Families of Salinas Vcitoria, Nuevo leon, Mexico. As you know this eBook is invaluable if your ancestors are from this area. I do hope that you take the time to download it and add it to your Genealogical library. Here is the cover and partial email which includes the link where to download it. Continue reading

Somos Primos 157th Online Issue is Out

Yesterday I received an email from Mimi Lozano advising that the Somos Primos 157th Online Issue was out. Bellow you will find the email in it’s entirety and the link at the very top is where you can go to read this issue. I am sharing this since I know that it is of great interest to many of you and also it contains many articles about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. This issue also contains genealogical information and may be able to help you in your Genealogy research. Continue reading