Month: September 2011

Texas General Land Office, Land Grant Search

Texas Land Grants Did your ancestor ever receive a Land grant from the Spanish Government or the State of Tamaulipas? If your answer is yes it is very likely that you will find it on the website for the Texas General Land Office. What the Texas General Land Office has to Offer The Texas land grant database contains over 4,200…

Luis Zamora Rios – Baptism and Death Story

When I was just a small kid I used to hear my mother Sanjuana Tanguma Lopez tell the story of how Luis Zamora died. Luis was my mothers half uncle since he and her father Juan Tanguma where half brothers. Their fathers name was Yldefonso Zamora Mendoza. Luis’s baptism record was the key to finding who Yldefonso’s parents where. The…

Raul Longoria’s Website

A Great Resource for South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy For all of you who may barely be getting their feet wet into their own family genealogy and or family history, here is another great resource that I have used many times over and over again. The resource that I want to make you aware of is Raul Longoria’s Website…

Chimney at Rancho Viejo

Rancho Viejo is the name of the ranch were the Marroquines through my fathers side once lived starting in the 1880′s in Northern Tamaulipas, Mexico. This place is located near present day Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Marroquines in my family were originally from Allende and Santiago Nuevo Leon and I have traced them back as far as 1680′s. I have…

Lauro Garza Marroquin – Photo Restoration

You may ask yourself what does restoring photos have to do with genealogy. In my opinion everything  it gives a face to a name and instant imagery to a place. It makes our old photos more presentable and gives them a second chance. Photo restoration if done by a professional can get to be very expensive depending on vendor and…

John Wilmot’s Genealogy Notebook

There are not many South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy blogs out there and coming across one is pretty exciting. If you have not done so yet I highly recommend that you check John Wilmot’s Blog JOHN WILMOT’S GENEALOGY NOTEBOOK. Mr. Wilmot describes his blog as: This blog was created simply to share the many notes and documents I gather…

Birth Certificates for Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon

If you are searching for ancestors or family members that were born after the 1930’s in Tamaulipas or Nuevo Leon you can search for them in the Civil Registry for those states. Tamaulipas as well as Nuevo Leon have online databases were you can search for an individuals birth information. Links to the Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon Civil Registry Online…