Month: December 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!! Have an awesome day, a great Christmas eve, and Christmas Day!!! By the way I will bot make any blog posts for the rest of the year. Why? Simply because I want to spend time with my family and I sincerely hope that you do the same. After all they are my reason for doing genealogy. I will…

Escandon Monument Unveiled

This past November the 18th the University of Texas Pan American now the University of South Texas unveiled the gift that John Cantu gave them. It was a life size statue of Jose de Escandon the founder of Las Villas del Norte. Jose de Escandon’s main goal was to colonize el Nuevo Santander. According to Guillermo Garmendia Leal’s book “Fundadores…

1694 Marriage Dispensation Extract of Diego Hinojosa Cantu and Josepha de la Garza Diaz, Sagrada Mitra de Guadalajara

This is the marriage dispensation extract, by Maria de La Luz Montejano Hilton, of my 8th great grandparents Diego Hinojosa Cantu and Josepha de la Garza Diaz whom got married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico back in April 29,1694. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the marriage record. All I have ot go by is the extract of…

The First Texas Independence, 1813

How much do you know about Texas? This book will provide you with a chapter of Texas history that is not thought in schools. You will learn about the struggles of the first Tejanos to seek independence for themselves and their posterity. I found out about this book when I received an email form it’s author. He did not ask…

The Murder of Juan Chapa Guerra

I have often heard of the Violence that used to be rampant in the border back in the middle 1800’s. I also hear stories from our readers about atrocities that were done against their ancestors. Unfortunately many of those stories have been passed down orally and many records don’t exist to prove those stories since they where never documented. How…

Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara

On September the 26th I received an email by Ernesto Uribe with a newspaper cut out titled “Celebran el Natalicio de Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara”. Jose Bernardo Gutierrez Lara is considered to be a hero of Texas independence. If you Google him you will find more information on him. What caught my attention was the last name Gutierrez de…