Books

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

New Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants In South Texas

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 […]

The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe (1)

The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe

Ernesto Uribe the author of Tlalcoyote, The Unforgiving, and Rumors of a Coup has asked me to share his family tree with you. The ancestors of Ernesto are from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. I don’t want to put words in Ernesto’s mouth so bellow the image I am sharing his email in full with […]

Diccionario Biografico de Nuevo Leon – Biography of Blas de la Garza

Israel Cavazos Garza has played an integral part in my genealogical research. His books are invaluable and contain a wealth of information. I recently found a book of his on my local university library that is simply treasure. Let me explain why. This book “Diccionario Biografico de nuevo Leon” contains hundreds of biographies of people […]

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Eleven by Crispin Rendon

I just want to make you aware that Crispin Rendon just released yesterday his 11th eBook on his series “Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico”. This is a treasure and I highly recommend that you download it. This Volume 11 is comprised of marriages that took place from 1788 to 1823. Make sure and to read the […]

Diccionario Biografico de Tamaulipas – Biographical Dictionary of Tamaulipas

Just wanted to make sure that you are aware of a great resource for the State of Tamaulipas. It is dictionary of biographies about notable people of Tamaulipas. The authors of this book “Diccionario Biografico de Tamaulipas” are Juan Fidel Zorrilla and Carlos Gonzalez Salas. It was printed back in 1984 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, […]

The Real Stories of Starr County, Rio Grande, Roma, Escobares, La Grulla, and Vicinity 1582 – 1900

Are your ancestors form Starr County? Jesus “Chuy” Correa provides a short history of Starr County since colonial times to present times.  His book titled “The Real Stories of Starr County, Rio Grande, Roma, Escobares, La Grulla, and Vicinity 1582 – 1900″ is a great read that provides the reader with the history of Starr county […]