Category Archives: Resources

37th Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference

Here is everything that you need to know about the upcoming 37th Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference that will be held this year in Corpus Christi Texas. This year’s conference will be hosted by the Spanish American Genealogical Society (SAGA). It will be held from October the 6th through the 8th at the Holiday Inn Marina Hotel. If you have…

1730 Marriage of Juan Valdez Abrego and Ana Maria Sendeja Llanas in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

This is the marriage of my 6th great grandparents Juan Valdez Abrego and Ana Maria Sendeja Llanas whom got married in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico back in September 19, 1730. Juan’s parents are listed as being Francisco Flores Valdez and Francisca Javiera Abrego. The parents of Ana Maria de Sendeja are listed as being Captain Francisco Sendeja Llanas. Cut out of…

Alonso De León’s Last Expedition into Texas in 1690

This is a map that I recently found about my 10th great grandfather’s, Alonso de Leon, last expedition into Texas. He died the following year on March 21, 1691 in Montemorelos Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I found the map at the Portal to Texas History website. Here is their description of the map: “Map of Spanish explorer Alonso de León’s last…

mtDNA Female Descendants of Juana Robles

Juan Robles is my 10th great grandmother and Crispin Rendon has published an mtDAN report on her and her female descendants. Make sure to get your own copy using the links below since you never know for how long this report will be on the internet. Crispin Mentions that Juana Robles is his 9th great grandmother and what I thought…

Crispin Rendon’s Annual mtDNA Report for 2016

On April the 17th I received an email by Crispin Rendon containing his annual report on mtDNA. It contains and inside look on Cripin’s work and motivation for his work. It also contains very valuable data in regards to many of our ancestors. As I mention We Are all Cousins and thus many of the people mentioned in this report…

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…