Category Archives: Resources

Capilla De La Mission De Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869 (Present day Roma, Texas)

On September the 23rd I received an email from Gregory Hernandez letting me know about his book Capilla de la Mission de Roma Marriages 1853 to 1869. This book covers the marriages that occurred in this church from March 4, 1853 thru April 15, 1869. I know  that this book will be of great interest to any one whose family used to reside in Roma or it’s surroundings during this time frame. Continue reading

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Nine by Crispin Rendon

Here is another great eBook for your Genealogy research. Two days ago I received another email from Crispin Rendon letting us now that he had just published the 9th Volume of his project Families of Salinas Vcitoria, Nuevo leon, Mexico. As you know this eBook is invaluable if your ancestors are from this area. I do hope that you take the time to download it and add it to your Genealogical library. Here is the cover and partial email which includes the link where to download it. Continue reading

Somos Primos 157th Online Issue is Out

Yesterday I received an email from Mimi Lozano advising that the Somos Primos 157th Online Issue was out. Bellow you will find the email in it’s entirety and the link at the very top is where you can go to read this issue. I am sharing this since I know that it is of great interest to many of you and also it contains many articles about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. This issue also contains genealogical information and may be able to help you in your Genealogy research. Continue reading

1885 Map of Coahuila, Mexico

I know that some of you may are researching the Mexican state of Coahuila. I for example have many ancestors that where from Coahuila. This map is dated 1885 and might be useful to see what towns used to be around your ancestors home town. Sometimes this will provide you with additional clues as to where to continue your research. If you click on the image you will be taken to a high quality image of the map. The detail is great. Continue reading

RGV Hispanic Genealogical Society Presents How to Trace Your Hispanic Roots

Yesterday September the 21st I attended the McAllen Library’s Genealogy Program. Julia Reed had invited the RGV Hispanic Genealogy Society to make a presentation due to it being the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The presentation was conducted in the library’s auditorium and to my surprise the presenters where none other than Mary Torres and Ofelia Olsson. Two readers of and good friends of We Are Cousins. It was a pleasure to finally meet them in person since we had been exchanging emails from time to time. Continue reading

Presidentes Municipales (Mayors) of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1950 to 2013

The municipality of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico was founded on October the 11th of 1950 by the 294th state congressional decree. The current governor was Raul Garate. The seat for this municipality was San Pedro de Roma present day Miguel Aleman. This municipality was formed with almost half of the families that belonged to the municipality of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexo. Continue reading

Remembering Hebbronville When… – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 3

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

Gonzalez Direct Lines by Mary Anne Curray

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