Category Archives: Resources

2015 mtDNA Report From Crispin Rendon

Yesterday I got a very pleasant surprise. I received Crispins annual mtDNA report. Bellow I have included his email with a link so that you can get a copy for your own library. Also please read the report in it’s entirety it is very informative and you can get a good overview of the importance that the project has when…

Four Generations of Velas

If your last name is Vela or if you have Vela ancestors this book is an excellent resource.  It is titled “Four Generations of Velas” and was compiled by Alfonso R. Ramirez back in 1986. This books focus is on the first four  generations of Vela descendants of Salvador Vela and Leonor Zamora whose marriage rites were performed in the…

Index and Transcription to the Census of 1815 for the Province of Texas (San Antonio de Bexar) by Frank Dominguez

I came across a great resource yesterday while browsing facebook. Frank Dominguez just published his free eBook titled “Index and Transcription to the Census of 1815 for the Province of Texas (San Antonio de Bexar)”. He is providing it for free to everyone. The eBook is being distributed through the website of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. Mr. Dominguez…

FamilySearch.org’s Cellphone and Tablet App

This is the eighth article in our series Going Digital With Genealogy. In this post I will provide you with information about FamilySearch’s Android app. As I mentioned in the past post “Carry Your Family Tree With You” the FamilySearch app will basically help you carry your tree with you anywhere. By now you should have had created your family…

The Mier Church Padrones (Censuses) 1820 – 1826

This book is a genealogical treasure, it holds the Mier Padrones  (Censuses) for 1820 to 1826 of the Parroquia of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico currently under the Dioceses of Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is also the transcription of the digital images that you can find at FamilySearch.org under microfilm 1511692. The images transcribed in this book start on page 546…

Carry Your Family Tree With You

This is the sixth article in our series Going Digital With Genealogy. In this post I will provide you with a list of Android and IOS Apps to help you carry your family tree with you. Now days everyone has a smart phone or a tablet with them at all times. Thus, did you know that you could have your…

Apuntes Genealogicos Del Capitan Diego Gonzalez

Captain Diego Gonzalez was my 8th great grandfather. I was pleasantly surprised to find a book about him in my local university’s library. The book is titled “Apuntes Genealogicos del Capitan Diego Gonzalez” in English it basically translates to Genealogical Writings about Captain Diego Gonzalez. This book was written by Leticia E, Montemayor back in 1997 and it contains a…