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
Do you have ancestors with the last name Gonzalez? If you do then you might want to check this out. The other day I was conducting research using Google and came across this database titled “Gonzalez Direct Lines”. It was created by Mary Anne Curray and it happens to contain allot of great information about some of our common ancestors. I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you since it may help you in your research. Continue reading
Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Reino de Leon and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work, as it is the case with my ancestor Diego de Montemayor and his son Diego de Montemayor (el Mozo). El Nuevo Reino de Leon is now present day Nuevo Leon, Mexico and was named after a province in Spain. It was designated as a province in 1580. Continue reading
For all of you whom are interested in South Texas History here is the second Issue of South Texas History Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to get a printed copy of future magazines there is a subscription form on page 11 of this issue. Continue reading
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
Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a province by viceregal order in September 3, 1746.
The following is a list of all governors of Nuevo Santander up until 1821 when Mexico won it’s independence from Spain. let me know if any of your ancestors is listed. Continue reading
I don’t remember how I came across this publication “South Texas History” but I am glad that I came across it. So far there are 8 published Issues. In the future two months I will be posting one each week on this blog.
South Texas History is published once per month and it’s purpose is to publish History about South Texas including photographs and family stories. The reason that I am sharing this Magazine with you all is because you never know, you might find your ancestors listed within the pages of this magazine. Continue reading
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
I wanted to share another great find with you. This find is the Facebook page for the “Archivo General e Histórico del Estado de Tamaulipas”. I first discovered this Facebook page while conducting research, but was originally inactive. Since almost a week ago this page has had allot of activity and has shared allot of great content.
They have shared photos and documents about Camargo, Tamaulipas and Ciudad Victoria amongst other great content. Continue reading
Beverly Mason Carlson has started an open Facebook Group titled Montemayor Family Tree. If your last name is Montemayor or you have Montemayor ancestors this is a great group to join.
You never know, you may find your ancestors on this Facebook Group and if you don’t it is ok, you can always share information about your Montemayor ancestors and meet your distant cousins. Continue reading