Breaking Brick Walls

The Search for Rodriguez Roots in Early 1800's Texas

The Search for Rodriguez Roots in Early 1800s Texas

This guest post is brought to you by Beverly Loomis One of my long-time genealogical quests has been to learn the names of the parents of my 2nd great-grandmother, Maria (Mary) Rodriguez, who lived circa 1832-1880 near San Antonio, Texas. In 1847 she married Young Perry Alsbury (1814-1877), who came to the Austin Colony as […]

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Brick Wall: Silvario Villegas (1830-1876) and Pabla Rodriguez (1827-1902)

This guest post is brought to you by Michelle Hinojosa Melencio. You can follow her at www.twitter.com/TejanaLibrarian. The Beginning of My Journey with Genealogy It wasn’t until my daughter was born in 2010, that I asked myself, “What am I going to pass on to my daughter from my culture?” I’ve learned more Spanish living […]

Feldstein Genealogy Services, Helped Me Bring Down a Brick Wall

If you follow my blog then you are very well aware that I always recommend exhausting all the free resources before shelling out any money. Several months ago I posted a request on Google+ asking for any genealogist that had access to the Family History Library to contact me for help in obtaining a document, even stated that I was willing to […]

The Mystery – Rancho Santa Teresa

I first came aware of Rancho Santa Teresa when I found Martin Garza’s Catholic Church Record at FamilySearch. Unfortunately I have not been able to find this ranch but I have found several clues so far.  My first clue was the same page where Martin’s baptism was recorded. There are two other baptismal records that […]

Luis Zamora Rios – Baptism and Death Story

When I was just a small kid I used to hear my mother Sanjuana Tanguma Lopez tell the story of how Luis Zamora died. Luis was my mothers half uncle since he and her father Juan Tanguma where half brothers. Their fathers name was Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza. Luis’s baptism record was the key to finding […]

Breaking Brick Walls in Genealogy Research

I recently broke two brick walls when doing my own family research; I thought it would be nice if I shared them with you all. First Brick Wall, In my Garza family line I had only gone as far back as to my great-great-grandpa, I only knew his name to be Martin Garza but I […]