Tag Archives: Texas

Bexar Archives Online 1717 – 1805

A great genealogical and historical resource that we have at our disposal is the Bexar Archives located at The University of Texas at Austin in their Briscoe Center for American History. This collection contains documents from 1717 to 1805. These archives are the official Spanish documents that preserve the political, military, economic, and social life of the Spanish province of…

Are You Going?

I am getting all excited, that time of the year is upon us. On October the 6th the 37th Annual Texas State Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference will get started. God willing this will be my third conference and this year the Spanish American Genealogical Society is sponsoring the conference in their home town of Corpus Christy, Texas. If you…

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…

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…

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…