2014 August

Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez

I recently came across a book about the descendants of my 14th great grandparents Juan Perez de Onate and Osana Martinez. It is a 189 page book that was compiled by John D. Inclan. This book contains a wealth of information and I highly recommend that you try and get a hold of it since […]

1867 Baptism Record of Paula Mendoza Mireles in Ojuelos, Jalisco, Mexico

Paula Mendoza is my 2nd great grandmother whom I had been trying to find all of her grandparents. This document is her baptism record that I had previously searched for but could not locate. Turns out that it was out of place and guess what this document mentions all of her grandparents. Now the task […]

1706 Church Marriage of Jose Antonio Salinas and Juana Garcia in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1706 marriage record of my 7th great grandparents Jose Antonio Salinas and Juana Garcia whom married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The marriage date was April 26, 1706. Unfortunately this document does not indicate whom their parents were but through other sources we know that the parents of Antonio Salinas where Joseph […]

WAC-011: The Real History of Starr County by Jesus “Chuy” Correa

  Play Podcast: Summary: In this episode Jesus “Chuy” Correa talks about The Real History of Starr County form prehistoric times to present times. It is a recording of his presentation to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.

Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II

In case that you do not know I just want to make you aware that the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA) out of Corpus Cristy, Texas back in 1989 indexed the Cerralvo Church Marriage Records covering the time period of 1761 to 1880. This particular book “Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II” lists […]

1702 Church Marriage of Cristobal Guerra Canamar and Nicolasa de Trevino in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following image is the record of the 1702 marriage of my 7th great grandparents Cristobal Guerra Canamar and Nicolasa de Trevino in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They married in February 26, 1702. The following document unfortunately does not mention their parents names but through other documents we have come to find out that Cristobal’s Parents […]

Alonso de Leon Sus Descendientes – Alonso de Leon His Descendants

If you are a descendant of Alonso de Leon then you are in for a treat. Guillermo Garmendia Leal made a study that he named “Los Descendientes de Alonso de Leon” which is actually a complete study about the Founders of Cadereyta. In the first chapter he shows his ten daughters and sons as well […]

WAC-010: The Church Padrones (censuses) of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

  Play Podcast: Summary: In this episode Moises talks about the Church Padrones (censuses) of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and how they can help you in your research. He also talks about the 1930 Mexico census and using Evernote for Genealogy.

Turning Facts Into Fiction And Writing The Historical Novel

Guest Post By Ernesto Uribe The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms defines the historical novel as “a novel in which the action takes place during a specific historical period… often one or two generations before, sometimes several centuries, and in which some attempt is made to depict accurately the customs and mentality of the period…” […]

1689 Church Marriage of Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1689 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor. They married in June 21st of 1689 in what is now days Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Antonio was the son of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala. Maria was the daughter of Diego Rodriguez de […]