Moises Garza

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 - 1806

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 – 1806

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 – 1806 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 Gutierre Barraza, Chris Lozano Martinez, Clementina Pederson, Larissa LeBovidge, and yours truly Moises Garza. This book is a 220 page book from […]

Reyes Y Reinos Genealogias

Reyes Y Reinos Genealogias

Welester Alvarado found a great resource and last week he sent me an email about it. This resource was a website that lists on PDF format the Genealogies of the Kings of Spain. He tried to upload them to the We Are Cousins Facebook group but had some problems doing it. At a first glance […]

Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Solis Catholic Archices of Texas Austin Texas, Marriage Rio Grande City, 1874

Finding the Parents of Apolonio Contreras and His Marriage with Demetria Garza

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 […]

DNA Results of Clarissa Perez

WAC-19: DNA Results for Clarissa Perez

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.

Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of The Texas General Land Office (1)

Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of the Texas General Land Office Part 1

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 […]

Pablo de la Garza Renteria FamilySearch, Monterrey N.L. Mx, Catedral, Bautismos 1668-1731 Pg 63

1681 Baptism of Pablo de la Garza de Renteria, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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 […]

Boy's and Girls

Girl’s and Boy’s Given Names from Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas

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 […]

Tejanos in the American Civil War

WAC-18: Tejanos in the American Civil War

    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.

Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo

Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo

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 […]

Satarr Conection

Starr Connection “Descendants of Marcos Alonso de la Garza Y Arcon to Jesus Lopez”

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 […]