Month: October 2014

The Real Stories of Starr County, Rio Grande, Roma, Escobares, La Grulla, and Vicinity 1582 – 1900

Are your ancestors form Starr County? Jesus “Chuy” Correa provides a short history of Starr County since colonial times to present times.  His book titled “The Real Stories of Starr County, Rio Grande, Roma, Escobares, La Grulla, and Vicinity 1582 – 1900” is a great read that provides the reader with the history of Starr county that is not thought…

1679 Marriage of Joseph Cavazos de la Garza and Jacinta Fernandez de Castro Cerda, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1679 marriage of my eighth great grandparents Joseph Cavazos de la Garza and Jacinta Fernandez de Castro de la Cerda. They got married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in January 8th 1679. They were the first marriage of that year. Unfortunately this document does not indicate whom their parents are but through other sources I have…

No Podcast for the Following Month, Here is Why

I am always experimenting with new things to try and make this blog more and more useful as possible and the podcast was one of those experiments.  The podcast has been running already for four months straight. Up until the writing of this post there are 17 episodes and has gotten 4,712 downloads in total. Which is great! I love…

WAC-17: A Short History of Texas Land Titles

    Play Podcast: Summary: 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,…