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08 January 2004

Well It's been quite a while since the last update, been very busy with the database and acquiring new research materials.

Important Note: I've started using Adobe Acrobat for some new pages. This is a popular format used on the internet and allows readers to view pages as they would any normal documents. It is especially for viewing large charts. Readers can download Adobe Acrobat reader if they don't already have it. Most internet ready computers already have it. If you're not sure click here to open a small PDF file.

1. Database Statistics have been updated. In addition to offering the database on CD I plan to produce a  Family Book containing all of the data in the database. Read more about the Family Book and view a couple of sample pages.

2. Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas pages contain new links to resources. A similar page on Coahuila will follow.

3. I've updated my own Genealogy Site. It now is a full site showing pedigree and the ability to navigate back and forth.

4. I've added Ancestors of Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara (Ancestor Wall Chart in Adobe PDF). There is a biography on Jose Bernardo on the Handbook of Texas Online website. I've also added Descendants of Jose Narciso Cavazos. He is the original grantee of the largest land grant in Texas "San Juan de Carricitos."

5. I have created a Resources Page in Adobe Acrobat format.  The list of books is currently 8 pages. This information will differ from the Bibliography page in that it will be just the more comprehensive list of books and documents that relate to the subject of this web site.

 

03 December 2002

I've updated my Links page and added some new entries among them the Forums on Genealogy.com. For all you readers just getting started I would suggest using the Forums to post your questions. I do not have time to reply to all emails and some information people give me is just too general. If it's something I know of I will be happy to respond but in order to reach the maximum amount of readers and researchers you should try the forums. Forums are based on Location and Surnames. Check my Queries and Links pages for links to these forums. 

 

15 November 2002

I have redesigned the Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon pages. In addition to redesigning the pages I have added links under each town/settlement that will give you additional resources. Now I am just getting started on this and as you all might imagine there is a wealth of information available. I still have a ways to go as this is a work in progress and I also still have to do the same for Texas and Coahuila pages. Eventually the resources will include printed materials as well.

 

07 November 2002

The Genealogy conference in McAllen went well and proved to be very interesting. We had people from across the state and northern Mexico as well as people from other states. For this update  I am putting together a list of resources based on location. For example, if you are looking for something from a certain town or city I will try to list as many resources as I can find for that location. Now instead of making seperate pages for these resources I will incorporate them in the places pages such as South Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila. The types of resources will include books, microfilm, web sites, and discussion boards etc. As is the case with this web site this will be a work in progress. For an example of the results check out the Tamaulipas page which I have begin to work on recently. In addition, I want to compile the most complete listing of books and periodicals available that would be useful to our research. This list of books would include books from libraries, books stores or any other source. I have also added a new bio for Alberto del Canto.

 

12 September 2002

It's been a little over a week since my last update. I have added a new page which might interest readers and it goes under the Lineages pages and is titled Marcos Alonzo de la Garza.  Those of you with the last names Garza, de la Garza, Falcon, and Treviņo may be interested. This lineage is in book format. You can let me know what you think at stnem_genealogy@hotmail.com. I have included only 2 generations on the page due to the number of descendants I have which at 2 generations is currently 80 descendants with individuals born up to mid 1600's. At 3 generations I currently have 405 descendants (late 1600's) and at 4 generations I have currently have 931 descendants (early 1700's) . In any case if you are interested, check out the database page which it currently has about 11,300 individuals. In any case I will still be offering much more interesting reading so please check back often. Soon to come: a bio on Alberto del Canto similar to the one for Marcos Alonzo de La Garza.

 

3 September 2002

For those of you looking for ancestors based on specific surnames I recommend the Ancestry Message Boards. You can click on a specific surname and communicate with other people looking for similar information. There are also message boards available for a specific area. Here links to Texas Counties the Texas Genweb and Mexico Genweb  

I will soon add a sort of index page for the database which will list all the surnames in the database. The surnames will include both paternal and maternal names so that you can get an idea as to which family the listing is for. The database is over 11,200 and growing and I figure I could give readers an idea as to the type of data it contains.

 

30 August 2002

I have changed the look of the site as well as add a couple of new useful features. I have changed the queries page to an online discussion forum where you can post questions to other readers as well as myself. In addition I have also added a search page which you can use to search by keyword through all the pages on the site. I am working on re-doing the links page. In the past few years I have noticed an increase of discussion forums on just about any topic, areas, surnames etc. 

 

27 August 2002

I am in the process of redesigning the whole site, the look and feel as well as adding much new content. In case you have visited this site before you might know that I took a 5 year hiatus so to speak. Better late than never, and although I don't have as much time as I would like to work on this project, I do plan on dedicated at least several hours 2 or 3 days a week. For starters, I have a lot more room to play with here on this web host and I'm throwing in a lot of maps and images which might be interesting to readers.

 

20 August 2002

We'll I'm back and glad to say I found a new host for my site. From now on I have a permanent email address which is gguerra3@hotmail.com  In the past I had lost my email addresses because I lost or changed my Internet Service Provider so I decided to go with a hotmail account since that never changes. For now I am just posting the site to as a sub web under the Villa San Agustin de Laredo Genealogical Society web site. In the future I will probably invest in a domain name. Give a me a few weeks and I will change the look of the site, update all the query and links pages and add new information. 

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Last Updated: August 30, 2002


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