Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Sixteen Founders of Villa de Santiago del Saltillo

Here is the list of the sixteen founders of the Villa de Santiago del Saltillo present day Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. I extracted the following portrait of Alberto del Canto and the names of the founders from the book titled “The Conquistadores and the Crypto-Jews of Monterrey.

Among the list are 3 of my ancestors that I know of. I have included their relationship next to their names. Saltillo was founded in 1577. Continue reading

Today is a Special Day, Happy Birthday Dad!

I usually don’t write personal stuff and I try to keep it my blog focused in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy but today is an exception. Today my father turns 70 years old. He has been and is one of my greatest role models. He thought me how to be responsible and showed me that with hard work I can do anything that I want.

These couple of days have been hectic since my brothers/sisters and I have been organizing a surprise birthday party. Even-though one of my aunts visited him and almost ruined the surprise. : ) All in all working full time for the state/county and having two toddlers made it a challenge to help organize it. It will all pay off once we see his face this afternoon when we surprise him. Hopefully all goes well since this party is not the usual BBQ it Continue reading