South Texas


Governors of the Province of Nuevo Santander Present Day Tamaulipas Mexico and South Texas

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a…

Cameron County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American

The following are all the records that are microfilmed and available at the University of Texas Pan American in regards to Cameron County Texas. You can see the entry at the UTPA Library Catalog. I just wished that the Starr County and Hidalgo County Records would have been microfilmed as Cameron’s Records since they are more complete and contain much…

Hidalgo County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American

On a previous post I wrote about the Starr County records available at the University of Texas Pan American. On this post I will let you know what records are available on microfilm concerning Hidalgo County, Texas.     The Following is what I found on their Catalog: Publication Info. Austin : Texas State Library, 1990. Description 43 reels Contents…

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

Believe 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…

Survival The Historical Heritage of La Grulla, Texas 1749 – 1974 a thesis by Narciso A. Guerra and Imelda G. Guerra

I found this book at the University of Texas Pan American’s Special collections. If you are from La Grulla or just want to know more about it I highly recommend the following book. “Survival The Historical Heritage of La Grulla, Texas 1749 – 1974 a thesis by Narciso A. Guerra and Imelda G. Guerra”. The authors also list their family…

Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities a Dissertation by Mary Jo Galindo

Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Ranching…