Category Archives: Books

Images of America Mercedes

Mercedes Texas is the home of many readers of We Are Cousins. It has also been the hometown of many of their ancestors. This past Sunday I had the opportunity to present to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society in Harlingen Texas. After my presentation I had the good fortune of meeting Beatrice de Leon Edwards through an introduction…

Families of Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Three

Great News! Crispin Rendon just released another eBook on Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is Volume Three. Make sure to get your copy today. Description of eBook by Crispin Volume three of five in this series contains marriage information from 500 marriage records found on film 605576 (matrimonios 1729-1867). These marriages occurred in the time span of April…

The Enlightenment of Juan Bautista Chapa

Juan Bautista Chapa wrote his “Historia” about Nuevo Leon as an anonymous writer and now a direct descendant of his has written a fictional biography about him and has also, as my 9th great grandfather did, chosen to remain Anonymous. Two weeks ago I got an email from the author whom asked me if I was willing to read his…

Las Villas del Norte 2016 Journal

  Las Villas del Norte Genealogy Group has published their first Journal and it is now available for purchase. I had the honor of editing many great articles and putting the journal together. All articles are about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico and down below you can see the table of contents. I am sure that this journal will be…

Gallant Outcasts Texas Turmoil 1519 – 1734

Texas history does not start with the battle of the Alamo and this book is unquestionable proof of that fact. Gallant Outcasts Texas Turmoil 1519 – 1734 is a page turner book of the first explorations into Texas and the first efforts by the Spanish crown to settle what is now and what we know to be Texas. During the …