Category Archives: Resources

65 Cuadernos Del Archivo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is a list of the 65 Cuadernos Del Archivo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are all in Spanish. These 65 eBooks are about the history, geography, and archaeology of the state of Nuevo Leon. I am sure that if you read all the titles you are sure to find one that will interest you. If you  re building a digital library I highly recommend that you download all of them. You never knwo when thwy will come in handy. As for me I have only read two of them # 25 EL CRONISTA ANONIMO by Israel Cavazos Garza, since it is about my 9th great grandfather Juan Bautista Chapa. The other one that I have read is #36 LA CATEDRAL DEL NUEVO REINO DE LEON by Aureliano Tapia Mendez, since many of my ancestors are buried there.

I know that these eBooks will provide you also with great historical context and also provide you with genealogical data and clues. Continue reading

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

It’s Official I am A member of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society

Yesterday I became a member of the Rio Grande Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. Yesterday was their November meeting and I had allot of fun meeting some of the members that where in attendance. I had the pleasure of meeting Oscar Garcia whom turns out we have some common ancestors. I briefly spoke to Carlos Cantu whom has researched family from Doctor Coss and China Nuevo Leon, I just have to find time to send him an email. I also meet many other people whom I hope I get to know more in future meetings.

Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical SocietyAs always I had a pleasure of talking to Ofelia Olson and Marry Torres. Over all I really enjoyed my self and had a great time. I just wished I would have taken a printed family tree to share with everyone. On our next meeting I will sure take on to share and see who else is researching the same family. Continue reading

Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society November Meeting

Hello everyone. I just wanted to let you know that I just received an email from Marry Torres with the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society letting me know about their November meeting.

Their meeting will be taking place this Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM at the Harlingen Public Library. They will be also having their annual workshop and membership drive for 2014. Their dues are $30 per year and it includes a copy of their latest journal. Continue reading

The Rio Grande Herald Newspaper Collection From 1970 to 2013

Are your ancestors from Rio Grande City or it’s surrounding community? If they are then you will have fun browsing through over 1880 copies of The Rio Grande Herald that are online at the Texas Portal To Texas History.

You can find local history, graduation pictures, obituaries, and much more. I am sure you or your family will be listed. I found over 10 articles where my name comes up. Even a class photo with all the student’s name in them. I also found my father in laws graduating class “Class of 1974 Rio Grande City Texas“ and his picture.

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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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Judge Agapito “Cuate” Molina, South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 5

Another great issue of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, this is the fifth issue published on April 24, 2013. If you are interested in Hebbronville, surrounding communities, and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. Continue reading

Alcaldes (Mayors) of Monterey Nuevo, Leon, Mexico from 1596 to 2012

Where your ancestors ever mayors of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico? Now you can check and include it in your genealogy research. The following is a list of all the mayors for Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The very first one is Diego de Montemayor my 11th great grandfather. Many others in this list are also my ancestors such as Bartolome Gonzalez whom is also my 11th great grandfather. This list was originally compiled by Odeth Garza Barrera and then by wikipidia.org. Continue reading