Genealogy

El Arcabuz Civil Registry Births 1925-1930

El Arcabuz, Civil Registry Birth Records 1925 to 1930

If you have ancestors from Mier, Los Aldamas, Dr. Coss, San Antonio de Reyna, La Lajilla, and El Arcabuz this book will be a great resource to you.  

Felicity Melecio

Brick Wall: Silvario Villegas (1830-1876) and Pabla Rodriguez (1827-1902)

This guest post is brought to you by Michelle Hinojosa Melencio. You can follow her at www.twitter.com/TejanaLibrarian. The Beginning of My Journey with Genealogy It wasn’t until my daughter was born in 2010, that I asked myself, “What am I going to pass on to my daughter from my culture?” I’ve learned more Spanish living […]

Mier Padron Project 1782-1795

The Mier Church Padrones 1782 – 1795

The Mier Church Padrones 1782 – 1795 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 Gutierrez Barraza, and Moises Garza. This book is a 154 page book from the Padrones written by Fr. Joseph Bernabe de Vera Buenano, […]

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 […]