This Site Will Make You More Knowledgeable About South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy Resources. 

Even if you are an experienced family historian or genealogist and think that you know about all the resources out there, think again.

In this site I write about:

  • New and also rare books that can be of help to you.
  • Resources that I come across that can be helpful to you.
  • Upcoming genealogical events that may be of interest to you.
  • Tips and tricks for genealogy research and much much more...

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My Story

My name is Moises Garza and welcome to We Are Cousins. The interest for my ancestors started when I was a small boy roaming around the old jacales next to my grandfathers home where I discovered a cross with a name and death date. Obviously the first question was "Why is someone buried here and not at the cemetery?" my dad laughed when I asked him and he said that the grave marker was his grandfathers, Eusebio Garza. He said it was replaced when grandma died and we got them matching markers. That led to more questions and an increased curiosity. Then in 1998 the interest was renewed with my grandmother giving my dad a small paper with the names of her four grandparents. She said "I wrote them down so I would not forget them". That same year I started doing genealogy research back in 1998 with the help of my dad, Lauro Garza Marroquin, whom provided me with over 300 names of his family just from memory. Before that m

I started doing research here and there, I had no clear goal or direction, no idea of the resources that were out there. Being raised at my grandfathers ranch in Mexico I thought that we were very isolated and that the world beyond was full of strangers. It was like that until I started my blog in 2011 a year after my first son was born, as a way to document my ancestors and share my discoveries. That year I discovered that I was so wrong, turns out that that little ranching was not the start nor the end for our family, turns out that we all are cousins and along the way I have meet so many distant relatives and so many amazing people.

You are not alone like when I started. We Are Cousins has a very vibrant community on Facebook whose main focus is the research of South Texas and Northeastern Mexican families. We Are Cousins also has over 1000 blog posts featuring resources, books, and blog posts about my own ancestors of whom many are also your own ancestors since We Are Primos. 

Can’t Miss, Shouldn’t Miss!

My Book: Ancestors of Moises Garza From Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila From the 1500's to the 2000's. Is the culmination of over fifteen years of research. You will find that many of my ancestors are also your ancestors.

It's available at Amazon.

​The We Are Cousins Podcast provides research strategies and resources, killer tips and tricks that can help you get ahead in breaking brick walls and finding your American and Mexican ancestors. Discover your passion for Genealogy specially South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy.

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