I know that you have your own brick walls when it comes to doing genealogy research. We all have ancestors whom we can not find and or it seems that they left no paper trail. One of those such brick walls was my wife’s 2nd great grandfather Apolonio Contreras. I first discovered Apolonio when I […]
Play Podcast: Summary: In this episode Moises talks about the AncestryDNA results of his wife Clarissa Perez. He also talks about the book Real Stories of Starr County, The Real Starr Website, and the death record of his 8th Great Grandfather Blas Canales.
There is never too many resources when it come to finding more information about our ancestors. Land records are a great resource not just because they tell us where they may have had lived but because these documents also contain, sometimes, a great wealth of information about genealogical clues. Luckily for us in Texas, the […]
This is the 1681 baptism of my 8th great grandfather Pablo de la Garza de Renteria, he was baptized in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. His parents are listed as Miguel de la Garza and Gertrudis de Renteria. His Godparents are Antonio Gonzalez Hidalgo and his wife Ana de Trevino. Cut out of Original Image: View Original […]
Crispin Rendon released another great resource. It is a project that he has just completed where he analyses the most common given names for both girls and boys from the three Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila. Bellow you will find the email that he sent me in it’s entirety, where he explain […]
Play Podcast: Summary: Wilson P. Bourgeois provides a great presentation of Tejanos involvement in the American Civil War, specially South Texas Tejanos. Moises talks about the book 246 Testamentos de Monterrey, Lists of Pasajeros a Indias, and the baptism of Margarita Gutierrez, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
If you had any ancestors that lived at one point in Saltillo Mexico you might want to check this book out. It is titled Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo. It was written and compiled by Martha Duron Jimenez and Ignacio Narro Etchegaray back in 1994. This is a very important book since previous to it there […]
Family histories and genealogical charts or reports are a great resource for all of us trying to find our roots and ancestry. David Moreno has contributed greatly in helping others either through his website or his cemetery projects. In October I was researching a family in Starr county and came across an eBook. After close […]
This is the death record or what appears to be the death record of my 8th great grandmother Maria Bartola Pena. She died in February 1780 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. I go the date form the report that Crispin Rendon made for me earlier this year. The document is very hard to read and I […]
The Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas not only go hand in hand with history but also with Genealogy. Land was the reason that many of our ancestors followed Jose de Escandon to populate what is now Northeastern Mexico and South Texas. Later on the Mexican Government gave more land grants stretching up […]