Moises Garza

Jose de Escandon, University of South Texas

Escandon Monument Unveiled

This past November the 18th the University of Texas Pan American now the University of South Texas unveiled the gift that John Cantu gave them. It was a life size statue of Jose de Escandon the founder of Las Villas del Norte. Jose de Escandon’s main goal was to colonize el Nuevo Santander. According to […]

Dispensation  of Diego Cantu and Jospeha de la Garza Diaz

1694 Marriage Dispensation Extract of Diego Hinojosa Cantu and Josepha de la Garza Diaz, Sagrada Mitra de Guadalajara

This is the marriage dispensation extract, by Maria de La Luz Montejano Hilton, of my 8th great grandparents Diego Hinojosa Cantu and Josepha de la Garza Diaz whom got married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in April 29,1694. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the marriage record. All I have ot go […]

Diego de Ayala FS Monterrey, N.L., Catedral, Defunciones 1668-1752 Pg 23

1682 Church Death Record of Diego de Ayala in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the death record of my of my 10th great grandfather Diego de Ayala in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was buried back in December 25th 1682. He was the son of Joseph de Tremino (Trevino) and Leonor de Ayala. This document only indicates that he was married to Maria de la Garza but […]

The First Texas Independence 1813

The First Texas Independence, 1813

How much do you know about Texas? This book will provide you with a chapter of Texas history that is not thought in schools. You will learn about the struggles of the first Tejanos to seek independence for themselves and their posterity. I found out about this book when I received an email form it’s […]

Forgotten Death

The Murder of Juan Chapa Guerra

I have often heard of the Violence that used to be rampant in the border back in the middle 1800’s. I also hear stories from our readers about atrocities that were done against their ancestors. Unfortunately many of those stories have been passed down orally and many records don’t exist to prove those stories since […]

Maria Hinojosa FamilySearch, mIer, Tamaulipas, Defunciones 1767-1848 Pg 10

1773 Church Death Record of Maria Rosalia Hinojosa in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This is the 1773 death record of my of 6th great grandmother Maria Rosalia de Hinojosa in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She die on the 14th of June of 1773. The following document indicates that her husband was Ramon Guerra and her parents were Manuel de Hinojosa and Ynes de Chapa.  Her husband Ramon Guerra received […]

General Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara

Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara

On September the 26th I received an email by Ernesto Uribe with a newspaper cut out titled “Celebran el Natalicio de Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara”. Jose Bernardo Gutierrez Lara is considered to be a hero of Texas independence. If you Google him you will find more information on him. What caught my attention was […]

San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Church Baptismals 1731 – 1812

I came across the San Fernando Church Baptismals covering 1731 to 1812 a couple of weeks ago. I know that many of the We Are Cousins readers are from the San Antonio area and many of them have very deep roots in Texas going back to the first families whom settled this area. I had […]

Joseph Manuel de Ayala de la Garza and Josefa Antonia Cantu de la Garza in FamilySearch, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Matrimonios 1667-1800 Pg 170

1732 Marriage of Joseph Manuel de Ayala de la Garza and Josefa Antonia Cantu de la Garza in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1732 marriage of my wifes’s 6th great grandparents Joseph Manuel de Ayala and Josefa Antonia Cantu in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They got married on July 28 , 1732. I just want to mention that I have found this particular ancestor listed as both Ayala and Allala on many documents. As you […]

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

For the past twelve months Crispin Rendon has been publishing a monthly eBook on the Families of Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico. I applaud his dedication and determination to provide us with these great genealogical resources. Yesterday I received another email from him letting me know that he had just released his twelve volume in this series. […]