Genealogy

Forgotten Death

The Murder of Juan Chapa Guerra

I have often heard of the Violence that used to be rampant in the border back in the middle 1800’s. I also hear stories from our readers about atrocities that were done against their ancestors. Unfortunately many of those stories have been passed down orally and many records don’t exist to prove those stories since […]

Maria Hinojosa FamilySearch, mIer, Tamaulipas, Defunciones 1767-1848 Pg 10

1773 Church Death Record of Maria Rosalia Hinojosa in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This is the 1773 death record of my of 6th great grandmother Maria Rosalia de Hinojosa in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She die on the 14th of June of 1773. The following document indicates that her husband was Ramon Guerra and her parents were Manuel de Hinojosa and Ynes de Chapa.  Her husband Ramon Guerra received […]

General Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara

Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara

On September the 26th I received an email by Ernesto Uribe with a newspaper cut out titled “Celebran el Natalicio de Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara”. Jose Bernardo Gutierrez Lara is considered to be a hero of Texas independence. If you Google him you will find more information on him. What caught my attention was […]

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Twelve

For the past twelve months Crispin Rendon has been publishing a monthly eBook on the Families of Saltillo Coahuila, Mexico. I applaud his dedication and determination to provide us with these great genealogical resources. Yesterday I received another email from him letting me know that he had just released his twelve volume in this series. […]

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 - 1806

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 – 1806

The Mier Church Padrones 1796 – 1806 book has been completed and is available to download for free. This book is the final product of months of hard work by Blanca Rosales, Cathy Gutierre Barraza, Chris Lozano Martinez, Clementina Pederson, Larissa LeBovidge, and yours truly Moises Garza. This book is a 220 page book from […]

DNA Results of Clarissa Perez

WAC-19: DNA Results for Clarissa Perez

Play Podcast: Summary: In this episode Moises talks about the AncestryDNA results of his wife Clarissa Perez. He also talks about the book Real Stories of Starr County, The Real Starr Website, and the death record of his 8th Great Grandfather Blas Canales.

Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of The Texas General Land Office (1)

Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of the Texas General Land Office Part 1

There is never too many resources when it come to finding more information about our ancestors. Land records are a great resource not just because they tell us where they may have had lived but because these documents also contain, sometimes, a great wealth of information about genealogical clues. Luckily for us in Texas, the […]

Pablo de la Garza Renteria FamilySearch, Monterrey N.L. Mx, Catedral, Bautismos 1668-1731 Pg 63

1681 Baptism of Pablo de la Garza de Renteria, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1681 baptism of my 8th great grandfather Pablo de la Garza de Renteria, he was baptized in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. His parents are listed as Miguel de la Garza and Gertrudis de Renteria. His Godparents are Antonio Gonzalez Hidalgo and his wife Ana de Trevino. Cut out of Original Image:   View Original […]

Boy's and Girls

Girl’s and Boy’s Given Names from Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas

Crispin Rendon released another great resource. It is a project that he has just completed where he analyses the most common given names for both girls and boys from the three Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila. Bellow you will find the email that he sent me in it’s entirety, where he explain […]

Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo

Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo

If you had any ancestors that lived at one point in Saltillo Mexico you might want to check this book out. It is titled Diccionario Biografico de Saltillo. It was written and compiled by Martha Duron Jimenez and Ignacio Narro Etchegaray back in 1994. This is a very important book since previous to it there […]