Category Archives: Books

Slaves of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The Mexican Genealogical eBook Slaves of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico is, as it’s cover describes it, a compilation of Hundreds of Notary Documents Translated by: Dahlia Rose Guajardo, Dhlia Palacios, Eusebio Benavidez, Tony Vincent Garcia and Crispin Rendon.

It is a sad thing that Spaniards had slaves but what is even sadder to me is to see my own ancestors buying and selling slaves as if they were property. You might also find your ancestor as being one of the slaves. The majority of the slaves were either Black or Mulattos.

It is not mentioned in this book but one of my ancestors was a Morisco meaning that his parents were Mulatto and Indian.  A Mulatto is the designation given to children of  a Spaniard and black African. The earliest mention of him is In Ciudad Mier in the middle of the 1700′s and this eBook makes me wonder if he or his family were ever slaves. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico In 9 Volumes by Crispin Rendon

Here are the links to the nine volumes by Crispin Rendon in his series about Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are truly a genealogical treasure. This series covers that time period of 1755 to 1769.

Make sure and download them to your digital library that way you have them on hand when you need them. Or you can always book mark this page for future reference. Continue reading

Guerrero Viejo Field Guide to a City Found and Lost

Guerrero Viejo Filed Guide to a City Found and Lost was written by William E. Doolittle and Oscar I Maldonado back in 2008 and is an excellent 29 page eBook about Guerrero Viejo, that is available for free to anyone wishing to download it. This eBook is a great resource for anyone researching Guerrero Viejo or any one wishing to visit this old town. But just keep in mind that you can only visit when Falcon Dam is very low in water.

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Capilla De La Mission De Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869 (Present day Roma, Texas)

On September the 23rd I received an email from Gregory Hernandez letting me know about his book Capilla de la Mission de Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869. This book covers the marriages that occurred in this church from March 4, 1853 thru April 15, 1869. I know  that this book will be of great interest to any one whose family used to reside in Roma or it’s surroundings during this time frame. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Nine by Crispin Rendon

Here is another great eBook for your Genealogy research. Two days ago I received another email from Crispin Rendon letting us now that he had just published the 9th Volume of his project Families of Salinas Vcitoria, Nuevo leon, Mexico. As you know this eBook is invaluable if your ancestors are from this area. I do hope that you take the time to download it and add it to your Genealogical library. Here is the cover and partial email which includes the link where to download it. Continue reading

Remembering Hebbronville When… – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 3

Here is another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the third issue published on February 27, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Your ancestors might be mentioned. It contains 17 articles and 17 photos by Cynthia G. Gutierrez. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Eight

Just wanted to let you know that yesterday afternoon Crispin Rendon released his eight eBook on his series of Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Here is his email with the link to of where to download this eBook.

This volume eight covers the years 1826-1830 and contains 338  marriages plus their children. Continue reading

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1 was researched and written by Isabel Ernestina Garza Brown back in 1995. This book is only 54 pages including the covers but it contains a wealth of information. To be honest with you the only reason that I checked it out at the library was because it had Garza and Los Saenz, Texas. Continue reading

Ciudad Mier Historia y Cultura

Ciudad Mier Hisotria y Cultura is a small book, only 23 pages and written in Spanish, about Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico. It was published back in March of 1986 and was sponsored by the municipal government of 1984 to 1986.

Even though this is a very small book it contains many great clues as to where to locate documents about our ancestors that where from this area. One of these important clues is that this book claims that Continue reading