Turning Facts Into Fiction And Writing The Historical Novel

Guest Post By Ernesto Uribe The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms defines the historical novel as “a novel in which the action takes place during a specific historical period… often one or two generations before, sometimes several centuries, and in which some attempt is made to depict accurately the customs and mentality of the period…” […]

1917 Civil Registry Death Record for Leandra Ramirez Martinez, La Meca, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This is the 1917 Civil Registry Death record for my 2nd great grandmother Leandra Ramirez. Her parents are not listed here but from other documents they are Guadalupe Ramirez and Antonia Martinez. I have yet to find who her grandparents where. If anyone knows please email me. Cut out of original image: See Original Transcription of above image: Leandra […]

1887 Civil Registry Birth Record of Toribio Tanguma Ramirez, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

It had been several years that had been searching for the names parents of my great grandmother Elena Tanguma. All I new was that according to my mother she only had a brother named Toribio Tanguma. A few weeks ago I found Toribio’s death record which provided me with an estimated birth year and my search began. I found the following […]

Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Elena Tanguma Ramirez – A Love Story

This is a story about my great grandparents Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza and Elena Tanguma Ramirez. Growing up I had heard the following story over and over again from my mother San Juana Tanguma and this is how I remember hearing it; One day Elena was getting water from the ranch’s pond, when Yldefonso saw her […]