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 to the 1880’s.
1 What’s new at we are cousins Blog?
As I mentioned in the last podcast I moved all books to the books tab, don’t forget to buy one to support this podcast.
For a limited time selling four books by Israel Cavazos Garza and one by his wife Lilia E. Villanueva de Cavazos
2. Speaking engagement
Next Sunday July the 20th Major Genealogical Resources in the Rio Grande Valley at the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.
3 What’s new at Family Search in regards to South Texas and Northeastern Mexico genealogical records?
Northeastern Mexico No updates besides the ones I mentioned on the last episode
South Texas No updates besides the ones I mentioned on the last episode
4 This week’s Tool
Family Tree Builder
5 This Weeks Online Resource
Locating Your Mexican Ancestors Ranch or Town In Mexico Prior to 1888
6 Stats about this podcast
As of Sunday 7-14-2014 we have a total of 926 downloads, this past week alone we had 278 downloads.
7 Upcoming Genealogical Conferences
Federation of Genealogical Societies conference “Gone To Texas” will be August 27-30 in San Antonio Texas
35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference will be at Casa de Palmas in McAllen texas this coming September the 25th through the 27th
8 Hispanic Genealogical Societies in Texas
1-Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston
Our Hispanic Genealogical Society was formed to help foster knowledge, training, help and pride in the search of our ancestors.
Monthly business meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. (832-393-2600)
2 – Hispanic Organization for Genealogy And Research
To promote interest in Hispanic heritage within our community, to stimulate interest in Hispanic genealogy, to support genealogy sections of libraries and to assist members in research and publication of genealogical data through networking, educational programs, special events and newsletters
3- Las Porciones Genealogical Society
Las Porciones is an organization of genealogy enthusiasts that promotes the long history of Spanish Mexican Texas citizens. The name, Las Porciones, refers to the first Spanish Mexican settlers that came to South Texas and were awarded their land in a “Porcion” or portion or access to the Rio Grande. It is a not-for-profit organization and promotes genealogy as a hobby and research interest of anyone interested in the history of their ancestors. The society promotes public awareness by supporting genealogy through outreach and educational programs.
4-Los Bexareños Genealogical Society
Los Bexareños is an organization dedicated to Hispanic history and ancestral research. The Society promotes public interest in history and genealogy through outreach and educational programs.
5 -Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society
A group of friends doing genealogical research at the Family History Center discussed how they believed that if they dug enough, they would find that most Hispanics in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas were related. They agreed and the Hispanic Genealogy Group was born in January of 2008. The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society was incorporated in July of 2010.
6-Spanish American Genealogical Association
The Spanish American Genealogical Association was founded April 1987 as a non-profit organization. SAGA’s focus is on genealogical data of the earliest Spanish and Mexican settlers of the present South Texas triangle (from Brownsville to Corpus Christi to Laredo) below the Nueces River.
7-Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin
TGSA was started a few years ago with the intent to promote Tejano Genealogy research. It is “our” link with our past and the education of our future.
8-Victoria Hispanic Genealogical & Historical Society of Texas
Gloria Candelaria was the founder and first President of the Victoria (Texas) Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Society of Texas, or VH-GHoST, organized in the summer of 1998. The purpose of the Society shall be to create and maintain an organization for the promotion of research and collection of genealogical and historical data of the earliest Spanish and Mexican pioneer families of Victoria, Texas and surrounding areas.
9-Villa De San Agustin – Laredo Genealogy Society
Villa San Agustin de Laredo Genealogical Society was founded in 1996 for the purpose of promoting genealogical research into the origins of the Mexican American and Hispanic population of Laredo, Webb County, and in the surrounding area.
10 – Nuevo Santander Genealogical Society
Formed earlier this year out of Zapata Texas.
Hope that you had fun and until next time, God bless.
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- Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston http://www.hispanicgs.org/societies.html