Between researching my own family genealogy and finding my ancestors I came across a citation at Raul Longoria’s Website which read “Santiago Vallejo, “Familias del Valle del Guajuco, NL, Mexico”, http://svallejo.tribalpages.com/”. If you are one of our earlier readers then you may be already aware that my Marroquines were from this valley specially Santiago and Allended Nuevo Leon.
I promptly copied and pasted the URL address into my browser and arrived at a website named “Vallejo Families of Nuevo Leon, Mexico”. My first opinion was this website is not even about the families of El Guajuco but after reading the main page it is clear that indeed it is. I promptly clicked “People” at the top bar and then on the “M” and found Marroquin as one of the listed last names. I clicked it and found my 7th great grandfather Nicolas Marroquin. This website even let me print seven generations of Continue reading
You never know where you might find your ancestors and that is why I try to provide the location to great resources. One of these great resources are thae books that are available from the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. I got the following list from their latest News Letter and I want to that Ofelia Olsson for sending it to me. Continue reading
Just wanted to let everyone know about the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.If you are looking to join a society near the Harlingen Texas are they are the perfect fit. Here is a little more information about them.
Screenshot of their Website:
Their Mission statement is as follows:
The purpose of the RGV Hispanic Genealogical Society is to promote interest in Hispanic Genealogy and to assist its members engaged in genealogical research. Said purposes are to be accomplished through: soliciting and arranging for public funds and private contributions to be utilized in the furtherance of the Corporation; to encourage interested persons to pursue and preserve genealogical information; to provide opportunities to share Hispanic genealogical information and experiences; to collect, protect and preserve public and private Hispanic genealogical information records and to make such records available for research; to acquire Hispanic Hispanic historical data and resources and make them available to the public and the genealogical community; to accept donations, services, and materials to be used for any activity which will be of service to the genealogical society.
If anyone is interested check their website out you can do so using the following link http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com. I came across this website a few days ago.. They will also be hosting the 33rd Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference Los Caminos del Rio at South Padre Island, Texas October 11 – 14 , 2012. You can register at their website. Here you can see who the speakers will be: http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com/uploads/Speakers_Page.pdf