Presentation: Using DNA to Find the Parents of Maria Felipa de Cervera

Unfortunately the presenter for Las Villas del Norte for this Sunday cancelled due to health issues with his wife. We hope she has a speedy recovery. Since it is too short of a notice and too late to look for a presenter, I have decided to present on something I have been working on that may be of interest to others. The title of my presentation will be “Using DNA to find the parents of Maria Felipa de Cervera”.

Maria de Felipa de Cervera was the mother of Francisco Angel de la Garza whom married Maria Cayetana Peña. Both Francisco and Maria are the founders of Arcabuz, Tamaulipas. This town was located at the South end of the Municipality of Mier since the 1750's up to 1950. After 1950 it belongs to Miguel Aleman. She can be found in many peoples family tree whom have roots in Mier, Miguel Aleman, Roma, and Los Saenz. 

I will talk of how DNA has helped solve the questions of whom her parents may have had been.​

The presentation will be May 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Speer Memorial Library located at 801 E. 12th St. in Mission Texas. There is no cost to attend and it is open to the public.

Here is our program:

  • 2:00 PM - Greet and Meet - Talk About Genealogy
  • ​2:15 PM - Presentation "Using DNA to Find the Parents of Maria Felipa de Cervera" by Moises Garza
  • ​3:10 PM - Open Registration if Anyone wants to become a member of Las Villas del Norte
  • ​3:20 PM - Networking time to meet each other and talk about research.​

We hope to see you there and will be glad if you can make it.

You Can't Make it to this Presentation?

Don't worry, join Las Villas del Norte today and you can watch this presentation online two days after it is recorded. You will also get our printed book "​Las Villas del Norte, The 1757 Censuses of Laredo, Dolores, Revilla, Mier, Camargo, and Reynosa", the e-version of our 2016 and 2017 Journal, plus a ton of other great resources to help you in your genealogy.

Any questions, concerns, or suggestions please let us know bellow in the comment area of this post. Don't forget to join our mailing list using the box to your right hand side to get a recap of the presentation along with any important resources mentioned by our guest.

4 thoughts on “Presentation: Using DNA to Find the Parents of Maria Felipa de Cervera

    1. Orfa Salinas

      Rosa Flores Fernandez is your mother a Salinas ? Are you from Alice, Texas ? If so then we’re cousins. I was born and raised in Alice, TX.

  1. L Villarreal

    Is there perhaps a variation of the last name? Cervera? Servera, Zelvera, etc? I have an ancestor (I believe) who has been listed on different sites with the different spellings.

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