Churches

Holy Family Catholic Church of La Grulla, Texas

Many people have deep roots in La Grulla, Texas as is the case with my wife’s family. Her ancestors arrived at or near La Grulla back in the 1860’s starting with her 2nd great grandfather Jose Encarnacion del Refugio Perez whom was born in General Teran, Nuevo Leon. It is unknown if he returned back to […]

1846 Drawing of the Reynosa Cathedral, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico

I found the following image of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe on ebay being sold as a print. If you search for it you will not have any problems finding it. The original drawing is in possession of the

La Lomita Chapel, Mission, Texas

La Lomita Chapel is located 3 miles south of Expressway 83 on FM 1016 in Mission, Texas.  La Lomita was first built in 1865 by Rene Guyard, whom was a French merchant from Reynosa. He had purchased the land in 1845.

Location of Convent of San Francisco, Monterrey – An Email from George P. Cervantes

I received the following email from George P. Cervantes and I requested him to let me share it with you since the information and links contained in it are excellent. The previous post George is referring to is Convento de San Francisco 1590 to 1914, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Subject: Location of San Francisco, Monterrey Hi Moises- First, thanks for your […]

Convento de San Francisco 1590 to 1914, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The Convent of San Francisco is were most of the founders and settlers of Monterrey were buried.  It dated back till the 1590’s but unfortunately it was demolished in 1914. As you may have noticed, most death records of my ancestors name this Church as the place of burial. If anyone can point the location where the church used […]

Photos of San Jose Church in La Havana Texas

Photos of the renovated San Jose Church founded in the 1880’s and it is part of the Oblate Trail, I tried to get a photo of the marker but a Pitbull came running at me. Thus not giving me a chance to snap a shot. Feel free to use the images for your own family stories, if you re-post them on […]

Los Ebanos, Texas – Some Pictures

Here are some pictures of Los Ebanos, Texas that I took with my cell phone. I forgot the camera. Oh well. From Sullivan City to Los Ebanos, Texas Going down the hill towards Los Ebanos, Texas Rail Road Crossing just before Los Ebanos, Texas Sign at the entrance of town. San Miguel Arcangel Church in […]

Inmaculad Concepcion Church Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The church of Inmaculada Concepcion of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico has played an immense role in my family’s history and now in tracing my Genealogy. I have traced over two hundred years of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths through the records left behind by her priests. Here are some old pictures and some modern ones of this great church […]

La Grulla, Texas, San Roque Catholic Church

San Roque church lies in the center of La Grulla, Texas. According to Raul Longoria the San Roque Catholic Church was built in 1891 by Juan and Yrinea Longoria in memory of their son Eugenio who was killed in 1870. Longoria mentions that Eugeino never came back after leaving to go visit some friends and relatives […]