Tag Archives: Northeastern

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 Catarina Gomez de Castro whom was the daughter of Don Antonio Gomez de Castro and Dona Nicolasa Baez de Trevino, on January 1, 1731 at the mining town of Boca de Leones, present day Villaldamas, Nuevo Leon , Mexico. Continue reading

Irish Lives Remembered A Resource to Help You Research Your Irish Ancestors

Irish Lives RememberredBelieve it or not there are many people in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico with Irish ancestors. I know this because of this regions rich history and the names that I occasionally come across on the church and civil indexes.

On the 8th of January Chris Paton made me aware through Google+ about Irish Lives Remembered a Genealogy Community and its free magazine.

I already downloaded two issues and they are great. Even if you don’t have Irish ancestors I recommend you read them since it is always helpful to see whats available and the stories are great.

You can visit this website here http://irishlivesremembered.com/magazines.html and can read more about the Irish in Mexico at wikipidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_immigration_to_Mexico.

Have fun and enjoy!