Genealogy


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

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 in the Washington D.C./Maryland area…
1773 Church Death Record of Maria Rosalia Hinojosa in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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 porcion number six in the…
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. Bellow the partial screen shot…
WAC-19: DNA Results for Clarissa Perez

WAC-19: DNA Results for Clarissa Perez

Play Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/moisesgarza/WAC-019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 Part 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 Texas General Land Office allowed…
1681 Baptism of Pablo de la Garza de Renteria, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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 Image at FamilySearch.org…