Meetings

Our monthly meeting's are held on Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 PM. The June and July meetings will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Presentations are held at the Speer Memorial Library located at 801 East 12th Street, Mission, Texas.

They are free and the public is invited to attend.​

These presentations will be recorded and uploaded to the member's area for you to enjoy when ever and where ever you want view them. Uploads will be done within a couple of days after presentation. Become a member today!!!

Meetings and Presentation Dates for 2018

NOTE: "Online Only" means that there will not be a meeting and a presentation will be uploaded to the website instead.

  • 1-19-2018 - (Online Only) - Why You Should be Using a Computer Program to Manage Your Family Tree - by Moises Garza
  • 2-23-2018 - (Online Only) - How to Use Monterrey Online Archives - by: Moises Garza
  • 3-19-2018 - "Census Data: A Genealogist Valued Resource" - by Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist 
  • 4-16-2018 - "How to Organize Your Genealogical Information" - by Moises Garza
  • 5-14-2018 - "El Diezmero de Reynosa Don Vicente Lopez de Herrera" by Author Roberto Herrera Ritte
  • 6-11-2018 - "La Voz de Amor" - Book presentation by Author Alfredo Cardenas
  • 7-16-2018 - "El Libro de Matrimonios de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto de Burgos 1750-1860 " - By Carlos Martin Herrera de La Garza

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  • 8-13-2018 - "Researching Your Family Roots in The Rio Grande Valley" By Moises Garza

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  • 9-10-2018 - "Two Countries One Lie"- By Joe Sierra

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  • 10-15-2018 - Hidden History: Hidalgo Cemetery 1884 - by Esther N. Camacho, MLS

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  • 11-19-2018 - The Militarization of the Texas - Mexican Border 1910 - 1920 - By Author Beatriz de Leon

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  • 12-10-2018 - To be announced

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Meetings and Presentation Dates for 2017

  • 1-10-2016 - "Primeras Familias Pobladoras del Sur de Texas y Norte de Tamaulipas Parte 1" - by Ing. Guillermo Garmendia Leal
  • 2-12-2017 - "Artesanos y constructores de la Arquitectura Norestense" - Architect Carlos Rugerio Cazares
  • 3-12-2017 - "Overview of Ancestry DNA" - Moises Garza
  • 4-9-2017 - "Overview of Family Tree DNA" - Moises Garza
  • 5-7-2017 - "Using DNA to Find the Parents of Maria Felipa Cervera" - by Moises Garza
  • 6-11-2017 - "Overview of 23andme" - by Moises Garza
  • 7-9-2017 - "FamilySearch Indexing" - Rose Munguia
  • 8-13-2017 - "Genealogy: Let's Make History!" - Esther Camacho
  • 9-10-2017 - "What is GEDMatch and How it Can Help You Find Your Ancestors" - Moises Garza
  • 10-15-2017 - “Bringing The Community Together: The Benefits of Social Media and Why You Should Be Using It”. - by Moises Garza
  • 11-12-2017 - "PARES Portal de Archivos Españoles" - Moises Garza
  • 12-10-2017 - “Resources to Help You Get The Most Out of Your DNA" - by Moises Garza

Meetings and Presentation Dates for 2016

  • 1-10-2016 - "Genealogical Resources for Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico" - by Moises Garza
  • 2-7-2016 - "Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe, the First President of Texas" - By Antonio Lopez
  • 3-13-2016 - "Soy de Duval" - By Alfredo Cardenas
  • 4-10-2016 - "Overview of FamilySearch.org and Search Strategies" - by Moises Garza
  • 5-15-2016 - "The Salinas and Saldana Family Tree Website" - by Irma Saldana
  • 6-12-2016 - Greet and Meet Half Year Social and Presentation "Is Your Ancestor Really Your Ancestor? The Importance of Citations" - by Moises Garza
  • 7-10-2016 - "Finding Your Ancestors in the United States Census Records" - by Esther Camacho
  • 8-14-2016 - "The Founding of Mercedes, Texas" - by Author Beatrice de Leon
  • 9-11- 2016 - "Overview of Ancestry.com and Search Strategies" - by Moises Garza
  • 10-16-2016 - "American Genealogical Resources to Help you Discover Your Mexican Ancestry" - by Moises Garza
  • 11-6-2016 - "Researching the Marriage Dispensations of the Diocese of Guadalajara" - by Mario Davila
  • 12-11-2016 - Greet and Meet - Yearly Social and Presentation "Backing up and Protecting Your Genealogical Data" - by Moises Garza

Meetings and Presentation Dates for 2015

  • 3-8-2015 - How I used the Church Padrones (Censuses) to break some of my brick walls - by Moises Garza
  • 4-12-2015 - Libro de Matrimonios de Reynosa 1790-1811 - by Author Mario Davila
  • 5-10-2015 - Getting Started With Your Genealogy, "Your First Five Generation Family Tree" . - by Moises Garza
  • 7-12-2015 - Balo's War: A Novel About the Plan of San Diego - by author Alfredo Cardenas
  • 8-9-2015 - "Tools, and Software to Preserve Your Photos and Documents" - Moises Garza
  • 9-13- 2015 - The History of Ciudad Mier - Jimmy Lopez
  • 10-11-2015 - The Origin of the Gonzalez Hidalgo From Cerralvo, N. L. Mexico and Their Journey Crossing the Border - Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  • 11-8-2015 - Beginners DNA Testing for Genealogy and An Introduction to Las Villas del Norte DNA Project - by Moises Garza and Mario Davila
  • Las Villas del Norte Social, Bring in Your Family Trees and Family Books

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Present for Las Villas del Norte

We are looking for Historical and Genealogical presenters. If you would like to be one of our speakers please send us a message through our contact form.

All presenters get a one year complementary membership to Las Villas del Norte and a copy of our most current journal. Also don't forget to ask us about our speaker stipend.​