Month: December 2013

Good Bye 2013 and Hello 2014

On this last day of 2013 I just want to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year!!! Once again: Happy, Happy New Year!!! I also want to share a recap of 2013 and my goals for this blog in this coming year of 2013. This blog started as a personal blog and a place to document my…

Merry Christmas!!!

I wanted to take a couple of minutes minutes to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I hope that on this festive day that you may find yourself surrounded by all of your loved ones. I also want to thank you for all your support this past year and hope that you had a great year Genealogy…

Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses, eBook by María Elena Santoscoy Flores

The eBook “Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses” by Maria Elena Santoscoy Flores is a great resource to anyone who has traced their ancestors to Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. This book provides essential knowledge about the origins of Saltillo and the perils of its founders and early settlers. It also describes their main activities through which in the middle of the semi-desert lanscape where…

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 that the authors ancestor Helen…

1858 and 1886 Maps of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

When doing Mexico Genealogy, in search of our ancestry, maps can be of great benefit and help. Specially since towns do change names. The following are two maps one is dated 1858 and the other 1886 both published by Garcia Cubas, Antonio, 1832-1912. It is interesting to see how the names of towns changed in just a span of almost…