Tag Archives: South Texas

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…

WAC-24: The Plan of San Diego “Balo’s War”, with Alfredo Cardenas

  Play Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/moisesgarza/WAC-024.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Summary: In this episode Moises talks with Alfredo Cardenas the author of “Balo’s War: A Novel About the Plan of San Diego”. They talk about Alfredo’s blog Soy de Duval and his upcoming Historical Novel. Show Notes: This is session number 24 This podcast’s main…

WAC-18: Tejanos in the American Civil War

    Play Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/moisesgarza/WAC-018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Summary: Wilson P. Bourgeois provides a great presentation of Tejanos involvement in the American Civil War, specially South Texas Tejanos. Moises talks about the book 246 Testamentos de Monterrey, Lists of Pasajeros a Indias, and the baptism of Margarita Gutierrez, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon,…

The Family Tree of Ernesto Uribe

Ernesto Uribe the author of Tlalcoyote, The Unforgiving, and Rumors of a Coup has asked me to share his family tree with you. The ancestors of Ernesto are from South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. I don’t want to put words in Ernesto’s mouth so bellow the image I am sharing his email in full with you. I received the following…

WAC-015: Hidalgo County Land Records Online

  Play Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/moisesgarza/WAC-015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Summary: Learn about the land records for Hidalgo County, Texas that are available online. Moises also talks about the Mexican Genealogy Academy and how it can help you, the marriage of his 7th great grandparents and the book, The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown.…

Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

Did your ancestors owned a ranch or land in Hidalgo county. I hope that the following book may be able to help you in finding more about your family history and genealogy. The book is titled “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories” and it was edited by Frances W. Isbell and printed by the Hidalgo County Historical Society and the Hidalgo County…