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WAC-17: A Short History of Texas Land Titles

 

A Short History of Texas Land Titles

 

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Dr. Chance gives a short overview of the History of Texas land titles. Moises talks about the volume 10 of The Families of Saltillo, Cohuila, The Vital Contribution of Texas in the Winning of the American Revolution, and the 1689 Church Marriage of Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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Get the Texas Almanac 2014 – 2015 eBook for Free

I just got my own free eBook copy of the Texas Almanac 2014-2015 edition. It is packed with great articles about History and what goes hand in hand with history? Genealogical Information. I know that you may have deep roots in Texas, as that is the case with most of us.

This eBook is published by the Texas State Historical Association. I came across a banner on their website promoting the free eBook.  I went through the process and at the end you get a page where they try to sell you the hard copy of the book (you don’t have to buy the book, but if you want to support this organization by all means you can buy it), but I digress.

This eBook is over 670 pages with all types of information regarding our State. Some of the articles that caught my eye were “Historic Ranches in Texas” and A Brief Sketch of Texas History”.

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Here is the link to get your own copy of this eBook. Make sure to get it A.S.A.P. since these type of deals don’t last long on the internet.

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Let me know what you think about this eBook and or any of the stories inside it on the comments section of this post. Hope that you like it and enjoy reading about Texas.

WAC 005: Hispanic Genealogical Societies of Texas

WAC 005 - Hispanic Genealogical Societies of Texas

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In this session of the We Are Cousins Podcast, Moises talks about 10 Hispanic Genealogical Societies that exist in the state of Texas. Moises also talks about his upcoming speaking engagement and a blog post to help you find your Mexican Ancestors prior Continue reading

Holy Family Catholic Church of La Grulla, Texas

Many people have deep roots in La Grulla, Texas as is the case with my wife’s family. Her ancestors arrived at or near La Grulla back in the 1860’s starting with her 2nd great grandfather Jose Encarnacion del Refugio Perez whom was born in General Teran, Nuevo Leon. It is unknown if he returned back to Mexico but what is clear is that his son Jose Francisco Perez did stay and did make a life in this area. He even married a local girl Paula Contreras whose life was cut short by a snake bite back in 1921 dying in La Grulla. Leaving behind 5 small children and a one year old baby. You can see a picture of Continue reading

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 Society and the Hidalgo County Historical Commission back in 1994. Continue reading

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 contains information form the early colonial period up until the 1920’s and 30’s. Not to mentioned that it is mostly all pictures.

This book is comprised mostly of old photos of Hidalgo county and it’s people. The pictures provide an excellent window to this county’s historical past and development. I highly suggest it. It contains a whole chapter dedicated to Mexican American Families. Continue reading

Monte Christo Historical Marker, Hidalgo County, Texas

The following are photos and the transcription of the Monte Christo historical marker located on Conway Rd and Monte Christo Rd just north of Mission Texas. I pass through this marker about twice per month and finally decided to take some pictures and share them with you. I wonder how many of our ancestors heard about this town maybe they even visited it. Continue reading

Francisco Salinas Flores – June 7, 1918 – February 23, 2013

This is a short video in remembrance of a man (my wife’s grandfather) that lived and enjoyed life, whose legacy will for ever live through those he left behind. Francisco Salinas Flores was born in Cuevitas, Texas to Pedro Salinas Rivas and Maxima Flores Vela back in June 7, 1918. Continue reading

Dos familias en la conformacion historica del Noreste Novohispano Siglos XVII – XIX

Dos Familias en la Conformacion Historica del Noreste Novo Hispano, Siglos XVII-XIX by Francisco Javier Rodriguez Gutierrez describes the strategies that some Northern Mexico families utilized to acquire, conserve, and consolidate their power and presence in the area from the beginning of the 17th century. Continue reading

Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza, 1874 Marriage in Starr County, Texas

The following is the Marriage Record for Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza my wife’s 2nd great grandparents. They Married back in 1874 in Starr County, Texas. Several years ago I found the parents of Apolonio on a family tree in ancestry but it is now long gone. Unfortunately I have not found any documents listing his parents to verify that I have the right information and due to this reason I won’t list them here. Continue reading