Tag Archives: History

The 38th Annual Conference Was Awesome!

I feel very lucky and grateful that I got started in this journey many years ago. I am amazed at the love that the WeAreCousins community showed me at the conference in Austin. I printed 90 WAC tags and guess what, they were all gone by early morning on Friday. We also took a group photo and I will post…

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…

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…

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…

Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander

This book by Don Israel Cavazos Garza is an excellent resource. In it he explains the process of colonizing El Nuevo Santander now days Tamaulipas, Mexico and the steps that Jose de Escandon had to implement. He explains the important role that Nuevo Leon played in it’s colonization by helping with it’s greatest asset, it’s people. Last year at the…