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I Hate Books!

They are bulky and take up allot of space. You never seem to have them on hand when you really need one and even clutter your home office. In my lifetime I have bought thousands of books (not genealogy related) and they all ended up in book shelf’s that I would just stare at. Later […]

Captain Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon Colonizer of South Texas

The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon whom was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal. He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1712. He married Dona […]

Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 – 1864 Book I

The following book is definitely another great resource that you can use while researching your ancestors form Camargo, Tamaulipa, and the surrounding area. The following book “Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 – 1864 Book I” covers the Camargo Nuevo Santander baptism records form 1764 to 1864 and then the Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico baptism records from 1821 to 1864. Cover of Book […]

Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882

The book “Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882″ Extracted by Alma Cruz and Debbie Gomez is a great resource to those of us researching our ancestors in the Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico area. As it is stated in the book it is only an index to the typed extracted records in the Camargo and Reynosa […]

Stakeholder 2012 Genealogy Year End Report – Email From Crispin Rendon

I received the following email from Crispin Rendon yesterday. This email is going out to the 459 people found in my genealogy address book (stakeholders). Stakeholder 2012 Genealogy Year End Report,  The database has grown to over 271,000 records, up 33,000 records from the year 2011. Over 600 records, on average, were added weekly. Some […]

With All Arms A Study of A Kindred Group by Carl Lawrence Duaine

Just wanted to make you aware of this great book. I have seen great and bad reviews about it. After reading it I saw why some close minded people may be offended but I believe the author meant no harm and just called it as how he saw it. Anyways, this is not a book review but […]

Ramos/Cuellar : from Pedro Eufracio Ramos & Bartolome Cuellar of Nuevo Leon to Julia Ramos Cantu of Texas, c. 1650-1983

I was just searching for last names of my ancestors on the FamilySearch’s Family History Books and came across Ramos/Cuellar : from Pedro Eufracio Ramos & Bartolome Cuellar of Nuevo Leon to Julia Ramos Cantu of Texas, c. 1650-1983 by Richard Cristobal Hernandes jr. and Mark A. Phillips. Turned out to be an excellent book very well researched. This book contains […]

Index to the Marriage Investigations of the Diocese of Guadalajara, Two Volumes Covering 1653 – 1779

If your ancestors lived in the Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila region and had a marriage dispensation before 1779 it had to be granted by the Bishop of Guadalajara since this huge area was under its ecclesiastic jurisdiction. The good thing is that you do not have to browse through the thousands of records since Raul J. Guerra, […]

Using Google Books In Your Genealogy Research

For those of you that already use Google Books let me know how you are using it and for those of you that have not used it or do not know what it is keep on reading. What is Google books? Ill put it very simple it is an online library/book store. You can browse millions of […]

Borderlands Bookstore, Specializing in Hispanic History and Genealogy

Borderlands Bookstore is one of my favorite places to find books about Mexican Genealogy and even find books about my own ancestors. As may already be aware, when I write about a book that may be of interest to you I always include a link to this store if they have it for sale. If […]