South Texas

Tejanos in the American Civil War

WAC-18: Tejanos in the American Civil War

    Play Podcast: Summary: Wilson P. Bourgeois provides a great presentation of Tejanos involvement in the American Civil War, specially South Texas Tejanos. Moises talks about the book 246 Testamentos de Monterrey, Lists of Pasajeros a Indias, and the baptism of Margarita Gutierrez, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe (1)

The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe

Ernesto Uribe the author of Tlalcoyote, The Unforgiving, and Rumors of a Coup has asked me to share his family tree with you. The ancestors of Ernesto are from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. I don’t want to put words in Ernesto’s mouth so bellow the image I am sharing his email in full with […]

WAC-015: Hidalgo County Land Records Online

  Play Podcast: Summary: Learn about the land records for Hidalgo County, Texas that are available online. Moises also talks about the Mexican Genealogy Academy and how it can help you, the marriage of his 7th great grandparents and the book, The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown.

Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

Did your ancestors owned a ranch or land in Hidalgo county. I hope that the following book may be able to help you in finding more about your family history and genealogy. The book is titled “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories” and it was edited by Frances W. Isbell and printed by the Hidalgo County Historical […]

TOTGS Genealogical Tips for January Through March 2014 is Out!

I want to thank Marlene Pegg, editor of Genealogical Tips, for sending me the latest Issue of their publication. This issue covers January through February and is jam-packed with great genealogy tips and resources that are available out there. Bellow I have included the table of contents so that you may see the type of […]

Images of America, Hidalgo County Texas

I am currently reading the book by Karen Gerhardt and Rod Santa Ana III titled “Images of America, Hidalgo County Texas”. I want to thank my friend Juan Lino Garza for lending it to me. If your family has deep or recent rots to Hidalgo County I highly recomend this little 128 page book. It […]

La Herencia de Los Longoria by Noe Gonzalez Salazar

Are you researching your family genealogy? Specially the ones with the Longoria last name whom were from the Camargo and South Texas area. If so, you might want to check this book out. It contains great Genealogical information and land grant information. This book also contains information on the authors other family lines all leading […]

List Naming the Mayors of Laredo from 1755 to 2014

The following is a list of all the mayors that present day Laredo Texas has had since it’s birth in the 1750’s to present day. I hope this helps in your genealogical research, that is if your ancestors were form Laredo. Most of the following list was extracted form the book by Rodolfo Gonzalez de […]

The 11 Families Listed on The 1757 Census of La Villa de Laredo

Our Genealogy Research can lead us in many directions and also lead us to find many documents. One of those documents that I came across was the 1757 Revista de Pobladores conducted by Captain Jose Tienda de Cuervo of La Villa de Laredo present day Laredo, Texas. In total the document contains 34 pages but […]

The News From Brownsville

Are you interested in the history of Brownsville, Texas? Even if you are not I highly recommend that you get a hold of a copy to Caleb Coker’s book “The News from Brownsville: Helen Chapman’s Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852″. This book, as the title mentions, is just a compilation of the letters […]