South Texas Genealogy

Satarr Conection

Starr Connection “Descendants of Marcos Alonso de la Garza Y Arcon to Jesus Lopez”

Family histories and genealogical charts or reports are a great resource for all of us trying to find our roots and ancestry. David Moreno has contributed greatly in helping others either through his website or his cemetery projects.  In October I was researching a family in Starr county and came across an eBook. After close […]

WAC-16: The 35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference

  Play Podcast: Summary: Moises recaps the presentations that he attended during the 35th Texas Hispanic Genealogical, talks about his ancestors Juan Bautista Perez and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto, Texas Almanac 2014 – 2015 , and U.S. Latino Patriots: from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.

How Lights Came To South Texas, South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 6

This is the 6th issue in Volume one of the South Texas History magazine published by the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, published on May 29, 2013. As i have mentioned before If you are interested in Hebbronville, surrounding communities, and its genealogy you definitely have to check this issue out. I also highly recommend that […]

It’s Official I am A member of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society

Yesterday I became a member of the Rio Grande Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. Yesterday was their November meeting and I had allot of fun meeting some of the members that where in attendance. I had the pleasure of meeting Oscar Garcia whom turns out we have some common ancestors. I briefly spoke to Carlos Cantu […]

The Rio Grande Herald Newspaper Collection From 1970 to 2013

Are your ancestors from Rio Grande City or it’s surrounding community? If they are then you will have fun browsing through over 1880 copies of The Rio Grande Herald that are online at the Texas Portal To Texas History. You can find local history, graduation pictures, obituaries, and much more. I am sure you or […]

100 Years of Jim Hogg County History – South Texas History Volume 1 Issue 1

I don’t remember how I came across this publication “South Texas History” but I am glad that I came across it. So far there are 8 published Issues. In the future two months I will be posting one each week on this blog. South Texas History is published once per month and it’s purpose is […]

Ramon and Ponciano Salinas Flores Land Purchase of Porcion 39

The following is a 1910 translation of a property deed made in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico on October 9, 1888. Where my wife’s great-great-grandfather Ramon Salinas Flores and his brother Ponciano Salinas Flores bought 106 Varas by 25,000 Varas from several of their relatives. The land was originally part of portion 39 Land Grant that was owned by their […]

Anita Flores, Tragedy at Los Guaraches Ranch, Hidalgo County, Texas

While doing some research I came across the following news paper article about a young girl named Anita Flores and how she was murdered in front of her family. The story was posted at the Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 248, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 21, 1904. Two names that are not common and […]

Danny Villarreal’s Website – A Hispanic Genealogy Treasure

Danny Villarreal’s website is another treasure for Hispanic genealogy and the most complete resource when it comes down to researching the Villarreal Surname, but don’t be deceived. Many people may turn it’s back quickly thinking “I don’t have Villarreal ancestors what am I doing here?”. Danny’s website will not disappoint you he has an extensive database of over 11,000 […]