Books

The First Texas Independence 1813

The First Texas Independence, 1813

How much do you know about Texas? This book will provide you with a chapter of Texas history that is not thought in schools. You will learn about the struggles of the first Tejanos to seek independence for themselves and their posterity. I found out about this book when I received an email form it’s […]

Forgotten Death

The Murder of Juan Chapa Guerra

I have often heard of the Violence that used to be rampant in the border back in the middle 1800’s. I also hear stories from our readers about atrocities that were done against their ancestors. Unfortunately many of those stories have been passed down orally and many records don’t exist to prove those stories since […]

San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Church Baptismals 1731 – 1812

I came across the San Fernando Church Baptismals covering 1731 to 1812 a couple of weeks ago. I know that many of the We Are Cousins readers are from the San Antonio area and many of them have very deep roots in Texas going back to the first families whom settled this area. I had […]

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

For the past twelve months Crispin Rendon has been publishing a monthly eBook on the Families of Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico. I applaud his dedication and determination to provide us with these great genealogical resources. Yesterday I received another email from him letting me know that he had just released his twelve volume in this series. […]

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 […]

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 […]