Michelle Hinojosa Melencio shared a file with us that contained awesome resources about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. They all are either non copy righted or available for free on the internet. This file also contains links to great eBooks. It is from her work that I now add four new additions to the eBook index. You can find them … Read the rest
I recently came across a list of soldiers that were stationed in 1828 at ciudad Guerrero along with what it seems to be their families. Here is the list in hope that you may find at least one of your ancestors listed here. The title of the document is "Segunda Compania Permanente de Tamaulipas Radicada en esta Ciudad Guerrero"...… Read the rest
This is a guest post by Mario Davila
The "First Settlers of Reynosa" or "1os Pobladores" is a book in the "Villa de Reynosa" series by Mario J. Davila.
The Villa de Reynosa was founded 14 Mar 1749 in the Colony of New Santander, New Spain and is now known as Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The book series itself fits as … Read the rest
In 1757 in La Villa of Camargo Don Blas Maria de La Garza gave declaration of the ranches and dwellings already established by the neighbors of the town since its founding up to that year. Here is the declaration of Blas Maria and following is the translation by Edna Garza Brown.
Declaration of Don Blas Maria de la Garza
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Mier has always played a role in my life and the lives of my ancestors. As a small child I used to accompany my father, Lauro Garza Tanguma, on his many business trips from our ranch into Mier. These trips always ended up at the main plaza were inevitably I used to stare at its church and wonder about it. … Read the rest
The following is an 1888 description of Mier, Tamaulipas and a listing of the 40 ranches that existed in the municipality.
I found it looking over the Diccionario Geografico, Hitorico, y Biografico de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos by Antonio Garcia Cubas and this is what I found for Mier. I thought it was interesting and worth sharing with you.
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Map of Mier Porciones by Mary Jo Galindo… Read the rest
When doing genealogy research we some times try to put our ancestors live's into perspective but some times our research leads us to documents that help us do that. About a year ago I came across this book titled "Anales y Testimonios Del Cantaro". You can read more about this book in a post at we are cousins view it … Read the rest
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In the Municipal Archives of this place, I found the following authentic