by Moises Garza

December 15, 2013

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

I am writing this post to just make you aware of J.T. Canales and the 1919 Texas Ranger Investigation. The story is a four-part series by Tony Bill and was published on the website The four articles are very interesting, intriguing, and full of local history all the way from Matamoros, Ciudad Mier, to Austin, and all in between. Details cover most of South Texas and it is a great read that every South Texan should read.

I had never heard about Jose Tomas Canales until a few weeks ago when someone just left a comment that said “J.T. Canales Texas Ranger Investigation”. I looked for the message to credit them but could not locate it. If it was you thank you.

Portrait of J. T. Canales:

Here are the four Articles located at (note: the website is no longer working)

  • J. T. Canales and the 1919 Texas Ranger Investigation Part 1
  • J. T. Canales and the 1919 Texas Ranger Investigation Part 2
  • J. T. Canales and the 1919 Texas Ranger Investigation Part 3
  • J. T. Canales and the 1919 Texas Ranger Investigation Part 4

By the way, these four articles also contain some information about genealogy and also land grants. They are minor mentions but I thought that it was important to mention them.

I hope that you enjoy reading these articles that are but a tiny piece of our local history and our heritage. I really liked reading them, let me know what you think about them.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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