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
I vividly remember Mr. Guerra from when he would substitute, when any of our teachers were out. He was very sociable and loved to make us smile. He would always tell us that he was going to open the theater once again just for us. I also remember that before he used to substitute he was also one of the teachers for my brother and two sisters.
My parents also used to get all their paperwork notarized with him. I used to love his office since it had many photos and awards but my favorite where the old coins and bills under the glass of his desk. Continue reading
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.
On this day I wanted to take some time to thank all of our veterans and the sacrifice that they have done for our country. I have heard stories from veterans that have served our country and I know for a fact that those stories have helped me shape my view points for the better. To understand that liberty and freedom is worth fighting for no matter the cost.
I know that almost everyone has or knows a family member that is a veteran. Please take the time today to thank them for their service.
I specially wanted to take the time to thank our Hispanic/Mexican American veterans of World War II, of whom not many are left, for paving the way for us. It is due to these men that U.S. Citizens of Mexican Ancestry can now enjoy the status of first class citizens.To learn more please watch PBS’s Latino Americans Episode 3 titled “War and Peace” I have included this video just bellow. Also if you have roots in the Rio Grande Valley or live in the RGV I highly recommend that you watch the video. Continue reading
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
Here is the listing of Crispin’s Rendon monumental work on General Teran, Nuevo leon, Mexico. They are 16 links to the 16th part series of Familias de General Teran. This series has been invaluable to my genealogy research since my wife’s Perez ancestors were from General Teran and it’s surrounding ranches.
I highly recommend that you download them to your eBook library. Continue reading
The fourth Volume of the series “The Families of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Four” was just released and published by Crispin Rendon this past October 31st.
Cover of The Families of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Four
El Dia de Los Muertos is fast approaching and The Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg will be celebrating it. I will be attending and taking my little son along. I hope that he likes it. Bellow you will find a flyer that they are passing out. It contains more information about El Dia de los Muertos and a complete program of events and speakers. To View higher resolution Image please click the download link on top of image when it pops up. Continue reading
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.
The following is the transcription and translation of the 1871 decree that elevates Mier from villa to city. The original document is housed in the Archives of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas Mexico. This is just a piece of local history that some of our ancestors were part of.
Decreto Que Otorga La Cateegoria de Ciudad a la Antigua Villa de Mier
Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas. El Gobernador del Estado de Tamaulipas. A todos sus habitantes sabed: que el congreso del Estado ha decretado lo siguiente: Continue reading