Month: November 2015

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

Hispanic heritage runs deep in Texas and The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is trying to keep this heritage alive for future generations to enjoy. This past Saturday the 21st I had the opportunity to meet the center’s director Erika Arredondo-Haskins who is a long time reader of We Are Cousins. Erika gave me and my wife a quick overview…

1608 Baptism of Alonso de Leon in Mexico City

This is the August 31, 1608 baptism of my 10th great grandfather Alonso de Leon in Mexico City, Mexico. This document indicates that his parents are Lorenzo Perez and Adriana de Leon. I want to thank Emma Montemayor for posting information about this document and clarifying that the one that originally found it was Don Israel Cavazos Garza back in…