Author Archives: Moises Garza

About Moises Garza

This blog is an attempt to document my family and make you aware of resources that I find. I also hope that with this blog I can network with other researchers interested in this region and connect with long lost relatives. To keep up to date with this blog follow us with RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Contact me at moisesgarza@gmail.com

WAC 002: Gene Fernandez’s Presentation at the RGVHGS

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In this session of the We Are Cousins podcast, Gene Fernandez speaks about The Yolanda Gonzalez Papers, The Indexing of the Sacred Heart Church Sacramental Records, and the need for Continue reading

Do You Have A Cavazo’s Connection?

If you do have a Cavazo’s connection you might be interested in attending this Sunday to the presentation hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. The presentation will be titled “Do You Have a Cavazos Connection?”. I bet you do since this last name is very popular in Northeastern Mexico and South Texas.

The presentation will be conducted by members of the RGVHGS, Carlos Cantu, Dr. Alonzo Cavazos, and Irene Silva. I do know that they are compiling family trees to try and link up everyone that may be a Cavazos descendant, but if you want to find out you will need to attend in person.

Do you have a Cavazos connection?

The presentation will be at the Harlingen public Library this coming June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM. I already made arrangements to be present. Have you?

Let me know if you are attending, I would love to meet you in person and chat about your research.

1678 Death Record of Pedro Flores de Abrego in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the December 22, 1678 death record of my 8th great grandfather Pedro Flores de Abrego in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. AS of the writing of this post I have yet to discover whom his parents  were. If anyone has a document indicating whom his parents are please let me know. This document indicates that he was a Captain and was married to Margarita de la Garza. It is also indicated that he was buried at the Continue reading

Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761 – 1859

 Where your ancestors from Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico? If they were the “Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761 – 1859 Book I” is an excellent genealogical resource. This book is a 200 page book that was compiled and crated by the Spanish American Genealogical Association out of Corpus Christi back in 1989. The information within the pages of this book can be found on the microfilm #0605442 available at FamilySearch.

The microfilm contains copies of the records found at the San Gregorio de Magno Parish of Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This book is the first out of three books. This book covers form A to G. Also this book is very important since these records are not indexed at FamilySearch. Ancesstry.com does have them indexed but you need the world subscription witch is Continue reading

We Are Cousins Gets YouTube Channel!

Several years ago I had gotten a You Tube channel for We Are Cousins but never utilized it. It was just there in the lost land of the internet. A few days ago I uploaded my first video, you Can check it towards the bottom of the page and it is a simple video letting everyone know that We Are Cousins has a You Tube Channel.

I highly recommend that you subscribe to this channel in order to get notifications when I upload a new video. I will be basically using this tool/resource to make short tutorials about how to search for our ancestors on new resources that I Continue reading

1675 Marriage of Gabriel Cervera and Maria Longoria in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the March 10, 1675 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Gabriel Cervera and Maria Longoria in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I have yet to find out whom the parents of Gabriel are but the parents of Maria are Lorenzo de Longoria and Antonia Rodriguez . Their witnesses are listed as Cappan Ygnacio Parra Diego Rendon, y Juan Bap. Chapa. Continue reading

Los Protocolos de la Villa de Nuestra Señora Santa Anna de Camargo 1762-1809

I found an excellent resource that with no doubt will become one of your favorites for your genealogy research. Throughout my genealogical research I had been coming across ancestors that settled and lived in Camargo since it’s founding. One of such ancestors was my 7th great grandfather Bartolome Trevino whom I only knew had dies in Camargo back in September 27, 1788. I had no other information for him or his wife until I came across the book written by Víctor M. Sáenz Ramírez titled “Los Protocolos de la Villa de Nuestra Señora Santa Anna de Camargo 1762-1809″.

This book is basically a transcription of the documents available at the archives of Camargo from 1762 to 1809. It contains sales of slaves, land, and testamentos (wills) among other documents. There is were I came across the 1788 testamento (will) for Bartolome Trevino. I discovered that he had had 2 prior marriages before he married my 7th great grand mother Anna Maria Garcia and after her he married once more. He listed all the wives and their previous marriages and all the children that he had. Not to mention Continue reading

1672 Death Record of Bartolome Gonzalez, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the February 2, 1672 death record of my 10th great grandfather Bartolome Gonzalez in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I have yet to find out whom his parents were. If anyone has a document indicating whom his parents where please let me know. The following document is very interesting. It mentions that he was married to Ana de Quintanilla whom was the last of three wives that he had during his life. I am a descendant of his through his son Diego Gonzalez de Esquivel whom he had with Isabel Gomez de Esquivel. The document also indicates that he was buried “de limosna” using the church funds. You can also read mre about Bartolome in one of Continue reading