Moises Garza

Going Digital with Genealogy1

Introduction to Going Digital with Your Genealogy

If you read my last blog post titled ” I hate Books” then you were probably waiting for this blog post to be titled “Why You Should Scan Your Genealogy Books”. I will not be publishing that post just yet and I decided that I will leave it for latter on. Instead I sent you this […]

Digitize Your Genealogical Books

I Hate Books!

They are bulky and take up allot of space. You never seem to have them on hand when you really need one and even clutter your home office. In my lifetime I have bought thousands of books (not genealogy related) and they all ended up in book shelf’s that I would just stare at. Later […]

Diego de Hinojosa, FamilySearch, Monterrey, N.L. Baptism 1697 Pg 167

1697 Baptism of Diego de Hinojosa in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the baptism of my 7th great grandfather Diego de Hinojosa, it was recorded in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in December 8, 1697. Even-though it was recorded in Monterrey the baptism record indicates that he was baptized at the church located in the town of Tlascala that belongs to that Jurisdiction. It is […]

El Arcabuz Civil Registry Births 1925-1930

El Arcabuz, Civil Registry Birth Records 1925 to 1930

If you have ancestors from Mier, Los Aldamas, Dr. Coss, San Antonio de Reyna, La Lajilla, and El Arcabuz this book will be a great resource to you.  

Felicity Melecio

Brick Wall: Silvario Villegas (1830-1876) and Pabla Rodriguez (1827-1902)

This guest post is brought to you by Michelle Hinojosa Melencio. You can follow her at The Beginning of My Journey with Genealogy It wasn’t until my daughter was born in 2010, that I asked myself, “What am I going to pass on to my daughter from my culture?” I’ve learned more Spanish living […]

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Thirteen

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Thirteen

Crispin Rendon has just released the thirteenth volume in his Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. This particular volume covers the marriages from September 1810 through September 1815 that can be found on microfilm 605096 available at If your ancestors are from Saltillo or it’s surrounding area make sure to grab your free eBook copy […]

Mier Padron Project 1782-1795

The Mier Church Padrones 1782 – 1795

The Mier Church Padrones 1782 – 1795 book has been completed and is available to download for free. This book is the final product of months of hard work by Blanca Rosales, Cathy Gutierrez Barraza, and Moises Garza. This book is a 154 page book from the Padrones written by Fr. Joseph Bernabe de Vera Buenano, […]

Nativity Scene 2

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!! Have an awesome day, a great Christmas eve, and Christmas Day!!! By the way I will bot make any blog posts for the rest of the year. Why? Simply because I want to spend time with my family and I sincerely hope that you do the same. After all they are my reason […]

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 […]