It is my understanding that the family migrated from Mexico to
El Paso, Texas and settled there for a few years before
eventually settling in Los Angeles,Ca. Lupe Williams-Lujan,
P.O.Box 234 La Puente, Ca. 91747
email@example.com Sun, 08
Hi, my name is Lorenzo Longoria Jr. I really appreciate your page
and offer of help in marrying up people with very similar
Surnames searches.I was born in Robstown,Tx,(Nueces Co). My
father,Lorenzo Sr was born in Saqn Diego,Tx(Duval Co) in 1899.His
Father,Adelaido Longoria was born somewhere in Mexico on ?? His
mother,Romula Vela Garcia was born in San Diego,Tx, around 1866.
On my mother's side,(Bartola Lopez):she was born I believe in
Seguin,Tx ,on 24 Aug 1907. Her father,Esteban Lopez,born I
believe in San Diego,Tx. on 3 Aug 1885. Her Mother,Juanita Reyes
Lopez bornin Bexar? Co, on 24 Jun 1890(?).Dad's
Mother's, Petra,Ramon,Manuel,Isabel(Chabela). This iis where it
all stops for me.Any light that you can shed on these
names,places,and periods,will be greatly appreciated.
HIJAK5@aol.com Sun, 1 Jun
hello there.....i'm looking for some surnames but can't seem to
find them...they are "favela" & Cervantes....just
wondering if you could help me.
31 May 1997
While surfing came across your website, it's great! Please e-mail
any info. you may have available, or if you know of anyone doing
research on the last name ALDACO, my father is 83 and he said his
family (Reynaldo his father)came from Mexico via Eagle Pass, Tx.
from Allende, Coahuila, Mexico. My grandparents were both born in
Texas prior to "The Treaty" my grandmother was a Lerma(Vicenta). My father was born in Dilley, Texas which is on
the way to San Antonio from Laredo, Texas. What a mess! Thanks
for any help that you may be able to give me
SUSAN BURNS Sat, 31
I am seeking information on the Estrello family of Doctor Arroyo,
Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Am also interested in the origination of the
name. This surname should not be confused with Estrella. The
family also lived in Mier y Noriega, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Family
tradition says the family name was originally de la Rosa. Thanks
for your help.
Thu, 22 May 1997
My grandfather was Henry Padilla, his father was Leabder Padilla
and Catherina de la Cerda. Her parents were Jose Athansio de la
Cerda (b. 1785?) and Ildefonsa Sims (?"Chimis?). Jose's
parents were Juan Nepomuceno de la Cerda and Marie Ignacia
Celetina Flores. Could you please contact me via e-mail Many
Thu, 22 May 1997
Hello, my name is Marcela. I am 13 years old. At school, they
have asked me to get some information on my last name, SOLORZANO
and my mother's maiden name, Del Rio. Any information you might
be able to provide would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, 21
My father Lorenzo Vela Longoria was born in San Diego,Tx on 12
Jan 1899 to Adelaido Longoria and Romula Vela Garcia Longoria. My
Mother,Bartola Lopez Longoria was born on 24 Aug 1907,in Seguin,Tx, to Esteban Lopez and Juanita Reyes Lopez. My father
and mother were married I believe, in Robstown,Tx. I don't have
the date. Offsprings of this marriage were: Lucinda,9 Oct '33,
Lorenzo Jr ,6 Jan '36, Leonel,10 Jan'38,Lidia,28 Oct'40,died 1
Feb'41, Leopoldo,9 Nov'41,Lauro,27 Mar'43,Luz Elida,20
Jul'44,died 15 apr '45,Luis,18 Jul'45,died 5 Sep '45. All of the
offsprings were born either in San Diego or Robstown,Tx. Any help
rendered will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lorenzo (Larry)
Longoria, Killeen, Tx. Contact me at web address or 1232
Chippendale Dr, Killeen,Tx 76542
Glenn W. Duspiva
Mon, 19 May 1997
I'm just now starting researching my wifes family, SALINAS, she
comes from McAllen Texas. Need to find information on NARCISCO
SALINAS who passed away sometime in the late 1920's or early
1930's from a suicide. His wife was named NICKOLAUS (maiden name
unknown). Would like information on her also. They had three
children named ORLANDO, ROGELIO and TRINIDAD. NARCISCO SALINAS
passed away somewhere in the south Texas area. Rogelio died in
the mid 1940's in McAllen or La Jolla. Orlando is decesed,
probably in the Houston area. Thank you for any info.Glenn
John Moreno Fri, 16 May
Looking for further information on a Gregorio Moreno (Monterrey,
Mex.), father to Camilo Moreno, father to Ismael Moreno who came
over when he was very young to San Antonio, TX. My grandfather
was a shoe cobbler. I don't remember if Gregorio was. I recently
came upon my family history that was read at a family reunion,
but somehow I remember more being read and don't know how to get
a hold of it. I do remember one of the relatives was involved in
the Spanish silver trade and don't know if he ran a shipping
John Andrew Moreno
1727 Thompson Pl #1003
San Antonio, Texas 78226
Please reply to Address above or e-mail email@example.com
Guerra Fri, 16 May 1997
Thank you for the reply to my sister's query. My husband has been
working on our family genealogy for some time, but we have not
had much luck with my dad's family. What kind of information do
you need from us for a search? I need a starting point in Texas,
because the information my father gave me was rather general.
From my father's birth certificate I know that my grandmother,
Leonore Robles, was born in San Elizario, Texas around 1910. She
left for Arizona before 1940 according to my dad. My grandfather
Meliton Carmona Guerra was born about the same time in Socorro,
Texas. When my father was born they were living in Isleta. My
grandfather left Texas around 1930, so when my grandmother left
my father was sent to live in Fabens with his maternal
grandmother Amada Chavez Robles. Several people on my
grandfather's side, including cousins in the Guerra, Carmona,
Munoz, and Apodaca families, came to California in the first half
of this century.
Some settled in Hanford, in Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Ventura.
My father said that some of the family had come from Madrid to
that part of Texas around 1840, because other family was already
there. He never gave me any details, but he may not have
remembered much because he was very young when his parents
separated. I can understand that some of this could be painful
for him and other members of the family to discuss. I have been
told that some material on that reagion has been published, but
it is not available at most of the Family History Centers in
California. Are there any general references or histories of that
area that would be useful for our search?
Camilla Kelly Mon,
12 May 1997
It would be helpful if those of us who need the address of the
places in Mexico where the birth, death and marriage records are
kept. I know I have been looking on the Internet here in the USA
and Mexico for the Registra office in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon and
can not get a clue as to finding it. I know the relitives names
places of birth and DOB. I just need to find the address to write
to for my families records to find their relitives. Thank you for
taking the time to help people like me. Miss Carrillo
Sat, 10 May 1997
I'm trying to help my business partner locate the basptismal
record (or possibly birth certificate) for his grandfather,
Marciano Rubio, a Yaqui Indian. We know from his death
certificate that he died in El Paso, TX on 6/1/34 and was about
25 years old. We are assuming that he was born around 1909 in
Sonora, Mexico. Can you please advise as to where to find records
of baptism for Sonora Mexico. Thank you!
Fri, 9 May 1997
Saw your information on line, but since I am not very familiar
with geography of Mexico, I am not sure if what I am looking for
is available here. I am looking for infomation on my ancestors
Jose Salinas de Rangel, and his wife Promsisca(?). They were
supposedly Spanish nobility that left Madrid for Mexico before
the insurrection of 1810. Their daughter, Maria, married Joel Whitburn, and they lived in the area around Real del Monte, Edo.
Hidalgo. Their daughter, Severa Candalaria Whitburn, married
Nicholas Kinsman in Mexico City in 1850. Any possibility that you
might have leads? Thanks for whatever help you may offer.-
Ed. Coronado Tue, 06 May
My name is Ed. Coronado. I am trying to find out the origen of
our original last name. My great-grandfather was born Pedro
Candia in a town called "El Real Catorce" in the state
of San Luis Potosi. He changed the name to Coronado for some
reason. I know that there are many Candias in Mexico and the U.S.
However most of the Candias that live in this country live in the
north-east and are of Italian descent. My mother's maiden name
was Alderete, another strange one, but one name at a time. I have
been looking for Mexican geneology on the web and stumbled on you
by luck. It's good to see someone doing this.
Gilbert M Gonzalez Mon,
05 May 1997
I am looking for any info on Gregorio Navarro Almeda Gonzalez
born in El Paso, Texas on 1895. Can you help ? If not , can you
direct me to where I might go to get this info? thanks for any
information reguarding my request. Edward Macias Gonzalez
Yolanda and Suzanne
Guerra Sat, 03 May 1997
Thank you so much for all of your work....it is a never ending
process that is a priceless legacy for our children. We are
searching for information on the surnames CARMONA;ROBLES;GUERRA.
We have some information to share. Our father was born in Fabens.
He was born in 1929 and was first registered as Luis Robles and
name was later changed to Carmona then to Guerra. His parents
were Militon Carmona Guerra and Lenore Robles. Our
great-grandmother lived on the indian reservation in Ysleta.Our
father lived with her until he was about 8 years. He moved to
Arizona then finally to calif. Please respond with any info you
have. Hasta la proxima
Sat, 03 May 1997
My name is Mercedes. Like most of you reading this page, I have
just recently started searching for my roots. I am part of the
"de los Santos" clan. At one time the full surname was
"de los Santos-Coy". My father (Juan Antonio), grandfather(Julian) and I believe my great grandfather (Juan
Antonio) were all born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico. My great
great grandfather (Joaquin) may have come from San Fernando (near
Burgos). My great aunt Maria (dlS) married a Guadalupe Barrera in
Burgos. My great aunt Nazaria (dlS) married Juan Antonio Zuniga.
Their children would have been our cousins too. Any help would be
appreciated. It is possible that these families settled in
northern Mexico and lower south Texas. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ........... Muchisisimas Gracias
Mike Vigil Sat, 26 Apr
The Vigil Genealogy Club has compiled much info on the VIGIL
surname as follows:
1. Ancient roots in Spain. The meaning of the word and name
2. Emigration to Mexico and other parts of the New World
3. Emigration to New Mexico and other parts of the US.
Also we have info on the VIGIL coats of amrs and their meaning.
If interested - e-mail Mike Vigil your snail mail address and
e-mail address so you can get our mailing of this free info.
Richard D. Ramirez Thu,
17 Apr 1997
Am trying to track and otherwise identify, old maps, records and
information concerning the following estates that were located in
and around Starr, Zapata, Brooks and Hogg counties. Los Retaches
-Los Comita-San Antonio Viejo-El GrulloLa de Ramirez-La de
Hinojosa El Coyotito-Tio Martinez-El Chapotito-El Perro-Los
Caballos-Chicharrones--Tanque Alegre-El Blanco-Laguna de
Guerra-Comas Gordes-El Alazan-Bazquez-Plan Grande Las Comitas-La Barracosa-El
Turito-Los Tanquez-El Palito Blanco De Lowe Any
guidance or assistance or referrals would be appreciated! Very
Respectfully Richard D. Ramirez Outrider Corporation, VA
Sun, 20 Apr 1997
Hi, We really enjoyed your site. We would like you to check your
data for any information regarding Vicenta Sagredo, who lived in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was born 31 January 1931.
Her mother's name was Refugio Sagredo. Her father's name was
Candio Sanchez. Her step-father's name was Emilio Coronado.
Please send me any information you have. If you can direct me on
how to find genealogical information from Mexico, I would
appreciate it. Thank you.
Sat, 19 Apr 1997
Looking for information on possibly a web site address that I
could visit with death records for Mexico or a writing address to
request a death certificate. My great, great grandfather, Walter
Francis Crowson d. 24 FeborApr 1892 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
and is buried there. If anyone has any information please contact
Elva Sosa Moore Fri, 18
I would like to know if anyone knows anything about the following
Surnames. From Nuevo Leon area mainly Linares: Sosa, Adalpe, Barba, Olvera, Rojo and
Pecina, and Balderas and Leiba from
Monterrey, NL. Or from Coahuila I have the names of Valero,
Ramos, Lopez and Contreras. From San Luis Potosi I have the names
of Silva & Picon. the Balderas are also from San Antonio, TX.
The Sosa originally were from Portugal.
Gerald R. Abarca Thu,
17 Apr 1997
Hi, I was wondering if you had any information on the name ABARCA. I am trying to find it for my daughter who is 3yrs old,
so she can have knowledge of her ancestry when she is older. I
know that her grandfather was born in Mexico. i believe in
Monterrey. If you have ANY leads on this name I will be greatful
to you .
Robert Vigil Wed, 16 Apr
My Name is Robert M. Vigil and I have for years been trying to
find out about my family name which is Vigil, I come from the
Southern part of Colorado where there are many of us. I have yet
to find out anything about us. We do speak Spanish and I think
that are last name is Spanish in origin but I can't be sure. My
grandfather says that we do have Cherokee blood in us but I doubt
that since they were a eastern tribe and to the best of my
knowledge we have always been in the very southwestern part of
Colorado and the very northern part of New Mexico.I was wondering
do you have any knowledge or know of some place I can look to
find about where my last name comes from. Any help you can
provide me will be most appreciated.
email@example.com Tue, 15
In 1912, my husbands great grandparents, Casimero and Maria Ynes (Arriola)
Aguilera, migrated up from Pueblo Nuevo, Guanajuato,
Mexico with their children Crescencia, Rita, Francisco, Cosme and
Macaria Aguilera. In the Sonora region, Crescencia convinced them
to let her stay with a family because she didn't want to walk
anymore. They left her and then she ran away. The rest of the
family settled in Grant Co, NM never to hear from Crescencia
again. Does anyone have information on Crescencia. She was born
ca 1894 in Valle de Santiago, Guanjuato. My New Mexico lines are
BACA, GARCIA, MONTOYA, GARCIA-NOREIGA, TORRES, and others. They
were Rio Abajo families. Migrating up the Rio Grande Valley and
then back to Las Cruces area.
Judith Y. Martinez
Mon, 7 Apr 1997
My name is Judith Y. Martinez (my maiden name) My grandfathers
name is Fredrick Martinez, he was born in Mexico in 1888. His
parents were born in Mexico too. They came to America in the
1900's, He became a citizen in 1907. I am trying to find my
families history so I can carry on our family genealogy, My
grandfather married Nellie G. Fulton and they had 4 children,
Sylvia, Frank, Irwin, and Willis. Irwin Donald Martinez is my
father. He was born in Montana on Aug 3, 1917. He married my
mother who is Mary Trujillo, and they had 8 children, MaryAnn
Jimmy, Frank, Kathy, Irwin, Robert, Me Judy Judith, and Ricky. My
grandfather also divorced my grandmother and married another lady
in Montana. and had 3 children. He died in Butte Montana in 1969.
The children were Philip, Fred and a girl, she died when she was
little. My dad was a twin to frank and he died when he was 2. He
had Dephetheria. Please write back and let me know if we are
related. would like to know as soon as possible My E-Mail is firstname.lastname@example.org My name
is Mrs. Judith Ingram I married Calvin Ingram and we have 6
children, Veronica, Natalie, Sarah, Bernadette, Thomas, and
Daniel. I am 37 years old, I was born Nov 8,1959. Well, I have to
go for now, let me know if you have any information of any kind
it would sure help Thank you.
Elva Sosa Moore Sun, 6 Apr
I am searching for anyone who has information on the VALERO
family of Saltillo, Coahuila. SOSA, OLVERA, ALDAPE of Nuevo Leon
or the BALDERAS, BARBA, CONTERAS or PECINA surnames
Thu, 03 Apr 1997
Do you have any info on CAMPUZANO, CAMPUSANO, URIBE?
Tue, 01 Apr 1997
Hello. I am trying to trace my Hispanic Heritage. My mother,
Sarah Jimenez (Trevino) (died 6/27/96) married Albert Moren
Trevino (died 4/2/75), both in Shreveport LA. My mother's mother
was Anita Delgado (Jimenez) (died 12/24/60) who was married to
Federico Jimenez (died in 1992) (both in Bexar county Texas). My
father's mother was Olivia Moren (died 8/96) and his father was
Reginaldo Trevino (died > 50 years ago). I am trying to trace
back my ancestry. I believe that there is also a Native American
influence, and I am trying to trace that too. Can you help me or
offer any advice? I'm not sure where to go from here. Thank you
very much for your time and assistance.
Mon, 31 Mar 1997
Do you have any information on the Ysassi surname? Please respond
at your earliest opportunity.
Mon, 31 Mar 1997
Surnames: Hernandez & Buenrostro I have these surnames in my
genealogy line. I'm having a hard time finding information. Can
you suggest places where I can go to research?
Paul S. Mon, 31 Mar
I am at a standstill. Need information on the family of my
grandfather Victoriano Martinez who was born 24 December 1867 in Tampico,Mexico. His parents were Andres Martinez and Petra Lara.
He married Cenobia Lara whose parents were Pedro Lara and Maria
Concepcion Lara. The above information is mostly hearsay and has
not been verified. I would like to find the birthdates/places of
Victoriano's family. I believe that at one time they also lived
in O'Campo Mexico or Cadereyta. Although he is supposed to have
been from a large family, we never knew who they were. Thanks! ME
NAN ROSADO Sun,
30 Mar 97
I am looking for information to see where I can actually look for
my ancestors information. Last name is Moreno and Guido and they
lived originally in Veracruz then moved to Belize. Any idea?
Peggy Maynes Sat, 29
Thank you for your web site. My name is Joseph Lalo Maynes. My
father's name is Arbelardo Maynes. My grandfather was Joseph Maynes. As far as I've been told my great grandfather's name was
also Joseph. I was told the latter had large land holdings across
the border in Mexico. That, unfortunate, is about as far back as
I can go. My grandfather came to El Paso around latter part of
19th century and bought the house and land the family has had
since then. I would certainly appreciate any information or help
to get more information about my family line and about who and
what they were. I saw "Maynes" listed in your name
listings. I would certainly be interested how you got this name
in your list. Thanks again for your help.
Sat, 29 Mar 1997
I`M looking for information about an ancestor`s place of birth.
In your research have you seen a site by the name of Santa Cruz
de Banones jurisdiction of San Cosme. I have looked at old maps
without any luck. Antonio Abad Solis was born there in 1752, his
parents were Christoval Antonio Solis and Maria Bernarda Flores.
Antonio A. Solis bought the Carmargo Porcion 95 on April 1, 1807.
His death certificate list the place as his birth place. Hoping
to hear from you thank you, Leopoldo Solis Jr.
Roy Martinez Thu, 27 Mar
I'm researching the last name Arozarena. I can't find anything on
this last name. Let me know where to look.
Thu, 27 Mar 1997
I am trying to get more information on Francisca Caneles b. 1902
Benevidas TX (her parents were Ramon Canales and Domitilia Flores
from Mexico.) Francisca married Earl Denton Fisher. Her sister
married Eleuterio Canales who was very active in the hispanic
community. I have lots of information on him now, but nothing on
the Canales side of the family. Francisca and Earl had Earl Ray
Fisher, my half-sister's father. we are adopting her children and
would like this informtion for them. Also, my husbands family
comes from Durango, DGO Mexico. Magdaleno Gonzalez b. 1910
married Amelia Ramirez b 1919. I would love any informtion about
these two surnames from the state of Durango. I do know some of
the family moved to Juarez, others to Tijuana.
Adam Uresti Wed, 26 Mar
My name is Adam (Spanish=Adan) Uresti. Do you have any info on
this name? From what I have heard this name has its origins in
the Basque country of Spain, but I do not know for sure. My
grandfather's name was Reyes Uresti or Ureste, but he died before
I was born. Another name to consider, my mother's maiden name is Estimbo. Any info on this name, both my parents are from the
South Texas(Valley area, Edinburg and Monte Alto, Edcouch-Elsa).
Gerardo Leal Lacavex
Mon, 24 Mar 97
I am interested in genealogy for Northern Mexico states. I´m
mainly interested in finding my own ancestors on the names LEAL
or TOVAR, who lived in this region. I am having problems accesing
your home page, can you help??
Sun, 23 Mar 1997
I am very happy to find you on the Internet! I am looking for my
mother's family that orginally came from Mexico. Please give me
any information on how to get the family records. She was born
Tomasa Perez in 1914 in the town of Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon.Her
Mother name was Francisca Perez I don't know her father's name
Her grandmother name was Juanita Gonzales Perez.My mother had a
brother who was born in 1912 ? they had the same mother.
Mon, 24 Mar 1997
I am very pleased that someone from our ethnic background cares
enought to take all the time and money to research our roots. I
can not thank you enought! I would appreciate your assistance in
guiding me to find where I can to go to to find my parents roots.
My father name was Morris Carrillo from Galveston,Texas he was
born in 1899? his parents names were Frank Carrillo and Salidonia
Gonzales.I am told that Frank was born in Galveston and Salidonia
was born in Victoria,Texas. My mother was born in 1914 in Mexico,
Nuevo Leon, Cerralvo.My mother's parent was Francisca Perez born
in Cerralvo I think. She once told me a story about seeing Zapata
when was a young girl.My great-grandmother name was Juanita G.
Perez also of Cerralvo. Her husband was shot during a robbery of
the payroll from one of the minning companies. He was either the
paymaster or delivering the payroll. My e-mail address will
chance after the first of this month. So if I do not here from
you by then I will write again to give you my new e-mail address.
Some day I hope I can help you do something to get more of our
peole involved in you research
Tue, 25 Mar 1997
I just finished reading about your ancestor's. I find that we
have some ansestor's with the same last name . Some of my family
comes from Cerralvo also. In fact that is where I feel I must
begain my search. I would appreciate it if you could guide me in
the direction to start my search. Oh, some of my family names are
Perez, Rodriguez,Gonzalez and Montemayor.
Thank you very much. Consuelo Carrillo PS my e-mail address is
. However after April 1, 1997 it should change to email@example.com
Sat, 22 Mar 1997
I was looking into our family history on my Dad's side and came
across some interesting information. It seems that one of our
ancestor's fought for the Mexican's during the war and was
granted land in Beaumont, TX from the Mexican's. That land is now
known as Spindale Top. They struck oil there in the early 1900's.
My grandmother remembers receiving a letter sometime in the late
30's or early 40's regarding the ownership of this land and some
court case that was in progress. Her older brother told her to
just ignore it and she did. The letter was believed to have been
destroyed by the same brother, my Great-Uncle who later came into
some unkown wealth. As far as I know, the court case was closed
sometime back in the early 1940's. The exact person that I am
trying to trace in all this mess is W.P.H. McFadden, said to have
lived in that area in the early 1800's (he is the one I believe
fought on the Mexican side of the war and was later given land
that is now Spindle Top, Texas). Rumor says that he and his wife
were killed by his brother?? We believe that the W.P.H. initials
stand for William Pelham Humphries, and that he changed his name
to McFadden because he was born a bastard child to a McFadden in
North Carolina by the daughter of a Humphries (we have found
court record to prove this). How can I find out if this
information is even close to accurate?? Most of this information
I received from My Uncle in North Carolina who is also very
interested in finding some kind of link to our past. Any help you
can give me would surely be appreciated. I will check here
periodically for a response, Thank You!!!
Delmar Salomon Sat, 22
I didn't see any listing of the following names or places if you
have any info would you please advice. State of Chihuahua, towns
of Julimes, Ojinaga, Meoqui, El Mulato, and other in the area.
Texas border towns such as Presidio, Redford, Marfa, El Polvo,
Barstow, Big Bend area. Spanish surnames: Pando, Saenz, Tarin, Hinojos, Zuniga,
Villareal, Varela, Evaro.Any leads would be
helpful, thanks! Dora E. Salomon
Mary Anne Curray Fri,
21 Mar 1997
I descend from Ana Petra de la PENA and J. Estanislao de ARRIOLA.
She was baptised 2 Oct 1777 at San Fernando Cathedral, San
Antonio de Bejar. Her parents are listed as Ygnacio de PENA and
Francisca de URRUTIA. He was born about 1759 in Monterrey, Leon,
Mexico. He is listed in the 1792 Tx Census (San Fernando de
Austria) as a tailor. His parents are Christoval ARRIOLA and
Maria de OCHOA. That's as far back as I have been able to go. Can
Gerardo Thu, 13 Mar
Hi, I am starting to search my family name "Nevarez"
and I was wondering if you have any information on this name. I
only thing I currently know is that father's grandfather name was
Estanislao Nevarez, my father's father name was Miguel Nevarez,
my father's name is Jose Angel Nevarez. Thanks for any
firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, 11
Have been hitting a brick wall for some time. Any possible way to
find the origin of the surname "Carrejo?" Possibly
Spanish in origin. Grandfather was born in Chihuahua. Thanks.
Manuel Ruiz Sun, 9 Mar
I have a couple of social security numbers I obtained from the
Social Security Death cert. information, and now I'm not sure
where to go. I know it's difficult to find Hispanic lineage
information, so I'm hoping you can help. My grandfather's
information descend from Alice, Texas to Realitos, Texas
(paternal - Ruiz) and from Alice to Benavidez, Texas (maternal -
Trevino). I have great-grandfather's names, but could not get
their socials. Now I'm at a standstill. What do you suggest I do
next? (And how long has it taken you to get all this info? It's
quite impressive) I've been tempted to get onto some online help
that charges, but I'm doubtful that they will have any more
information than I do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
ATZavala@aol.com Sat, 8
I'm trying to find any pertinent data on the surnames Tamez, Ocanas, Zavala and Valera From the lower Rio Grande Valley any
thing you have will be helpful or let me know where I could start
looking. Thank you in advance!! Angie Tamez Zavala
2 Mar 1997
Would you happen to know how we could connect Jose Maria Balli
Guerra to a Josefina Balli Ramirez b. 1895. Her parents
were Franscisco Balli Trevino and Maria Rita Ramirez. Paternal
grandparents were Jesus Balli ? and Isabel Garza or Gaza. We are
not sure about the last names of her grandparents. I appreciate
any help or direction you may be able to provide us. Thanks
David Mora Sun, 2 Mar
I am looking for the names of Mora and DeLeon they were born in Jalisco,Mexico. Is there any way you could help me out. Or where
I could go on the net to find the names of Mora and DeLeon. Or
E-Mail some one in Mexico. Thank You
Sonya C. Garcia Tue, 25
to whom it may concern: my family and i are interested in what is
being done to claim the land that partains to to the balli's if
you know any information , please e-mail me. I'd really
appreciate it. god bless
Cindy Meinen Tue, 25 Feb
Hi, Does anyone know what newspapers may have existed in Rio
Grande City, Starr or within a fifty mile radius during the
period 1911 to 1914. I am looking for my great great grandparents
obituaries. They died in Rio Grande during this time but I am
told Rio Grande did not have a newspaper, so hopefully the town
recieved it 's news from someplace nearby. Thank you.
Sun, 23 Feb 1997
Estoy buscando informacion de la familia Herrera de Texas , su
ayuda es muy apreciada.
Santi Fdez Sun, 23
Hello,I´m a descendant of Don Diego Fernandez de Cordoba, Conde
de Gondomar. And I am collecting all information I can about him.
I have just been watching your web page and I was wondering if
you could just tell me what you know about him. Thank you very
Dorothy Mullinnix Fri,
21 Feb 1997
My name is Dorothy Mullinnix and I am beginning research on my
family tree. The surnames SALINAS and VELA are the names I'm
looking for. All I know is that my grandfather (SALINAS) was
registered in Nuevo Leon in 1920. The only thing I know about my
VELA roots is that the VELAs had alot of land and a ranch in
Starr Co.in the early 1900's. Any information and help would
really be appreciated. Dorothy Salinas Mullinnix
Sat, 15 Feb 1997
Hello my is Arthur Maldonado, I started to search for Ramone
Maldonado he was my greatgrandfather not sure where he was born.
We know that my grandfather was born in Piedars Negars,Mexico and
my Dad name is Robert Maldonado he Born in San Antonio,Texas. if
anyone can help E-Mail
Thu, 13 Feb 1997
I am interested in my family tree. The furthest I can go back is
to Eugenio Gonzalez who was born in Brava China N.L. Mexico date
unknown but died around 1910 he married Maria de Refugio Pena.
One of his sons Martin born in Aldamas N.L. around 1884 or so
died 3-3 1961. He married Josefa Salinas who died June or July
1943.Martin was my grandfather. My fathers name is Marcos
Gonzalez born at Aldamas N.L. 7-18-1918.
Albert F. Arocha
Mon, 10 Feb 1997
accidently stumbled onto your site today,have found it very
interesting i believe i am of canarian decent,,my last name is
arocha,,used to be spelled de arrocha.I have access to some old
documents that were kept by my now deaseased uncle (agapito arocha) that place two brothers,juan and simon de arrocha,,in the
landing party along with 14 other families to settle san
antonio,,may also have some old maps showing parcels called
labores assigned to each family.
B. Guillen Sun, 9 Feb
I've been working on my family history for about 8 months now and
have traced the Guillen name from San Antonio, Tx to Lampazos de Naranjo, NL to
Tula, Tam. I would appreciate any information or
direction that you can give me. I am using the Church of LDS
Family History Center for people information, but I know very
little about the places and their history. Please respond!!
Thanks in advance for any help that you can offer.
Richard Boyd Sun, 9
We are looking for any information regarding the origin of the
surname Borquez. We would appreciate any help you can provide.
Sincerely, Joan Borquez-Sanchez and family
Jennifer Mansour Mon,
03 Feb 1997
I am looking for information on a man possibly in his late 70s or
early 80s. He was married to Merced Lucero and fathered four
sons. All I know is that they lived in Villa Ahumada and Juarez
in the state of Chihuahua. His first name could be Nemesio or Demesio. The last name is Castillo.
Ann Onstad Sun, 2 Feb
Hi, Thanks so much for putting up the pages. The information on
Mexico is very interesting and informative. My husband's
grandfather was from General Teran in Nuevo Leon. It seems that
you are in the process of working on this. I am going to
check for web pages on Mexico and see if I can post my surnames
there. They are: Cerda, Ruiz, Ibarra, Osorio. If you find anyone
else researching this send them my way.
Ricardo Fuentes Sat, 01
I am wondering if you have any geneaological info on the name
Fuentes ? My grandfather,Jose Fuentes,emigrated from Reynosa,
Mexico in about the year 1916-1917. He had been an apprentice
baker for a Reynosa-area baker since the age of 6 ( started with
the baker in about 1904-5) and was settled in McAllen, Texas by
his benefactor in the 1916-17 timeframe.There are several strains
of Fuentes in the McAllen - South Texas area, but am wondering if
there is some common ancestor that most likely would have
originated in Spain ?
Charise Ovalle R. Sat, 01
I hope that you can help me. I am working on my father's family
now and getting nowhere fast. I know that in the late 1800's the
family of Felipe Avila moved from Zacatecas to New Mexico. Two
children were born in Mexico and my great grandfather was the
first child born in NM. This was in about 1898, I think. The
Zeferino Ovalle family was also in Zacatecas in this time frame
and moved to California in the early 1900's. I think that part of
the family moved into Texas. The Villavoz family appears to be in
Arizona in the early 1900's and probably earlier. I have not been
able to get any other information on them yet. I am looking for
any information on these families or other branches of the same
surname especially the Ovalle family. I have heard rumors that
the families may be tied into the Pima, Aztec, and Apache Indian
tribes. There is another tribe but I cannot remember the name
Garcia Mon, 27 Jan 1997
Hello, Thanks for all your work on your site. Very helpful. I'm
looking for info on a town named Pánuco De Coronado, Durango.
Someone told me to look around San Juan del Río area, but I dont
know where to to look to find out more. I hpoe you can point me
in the righ direction. Thanks, PM Garcia
Mon, 27 Jan 1997
Hello, My name is Jorge Rosado Rodriguez. I'm looking for any
information on the names Rosado and Rodriguez.
Hello, My name is Lorenka Pascual Samamé. I'm looking for any
information on the names Pascual and Samamé.
ELCOOKS@aol.com Sun, 26
well you get so many letters you probebly havent had a chance to
read my letter of last night. i have a lead that i'd like to ask
you about or you can post on querys. william ELCOOK married a
woman named eufracia (aka gertrudes/gertrude) ALDERITE(maiden)GARCIA(married) who was a widow. i believe they
met when he served in the army in brownsville. i know that they
had a son born in brownsville in 1903. he adopted some or all of
her children. he retired from the army in 1925 and they moved to
san antonio where they remained until he died in 1935 and she in
1946. can anyone tell me who eufracia is and where she came from?
i have a copy of her death cert. however it was signed by a
grandchild who didn't know her particulars other than born
1860-mexico.GOD BLESS ALL!!!!!! ELCOOKS@AOL>COM.
ELCOOKS@aol.com Sat, 25
Wow, Your Page Is Bright & Beautiful. I Love It.!!!! I Am
Still Trying To Fing The Maiden Name Of My Husbands
Greatgrandmother Who Married His Greatgrandfather Some Time After
1898 When He Served In The Spanish-american & Phillipine
Conflict. There Is Hot Family Debate On Weather She Was Mexican
Or Spanish. (If Mexican Than She's Spanish Too-right?) I Really
Dont Understand The Big Problem. Anyway As Soon As I Find Out
More About Her I'll Be Back To Your Page. At This Point All I
Know Is Her 1st Name Was Eufracia Although She Was Also Known As
Gertrudes Or Gertrude. Her Death Cert Was Signed By A Grandchild
Who Stated She Was Born In Mexico-no Specific Area Listed. I Have
Been Told That Her Maiden Name May Have Been Garcia But Wow The
Garcias Listed On Microfish Make My Head Spin. Oh Well I Hope To
Be Back!!! God Bless You & Keep Up The Beautiful Color
Graphics!! Oh I Almost Forgot-they Lived In The Phillipines At
One Time But Resided And Passed On In San Antonio Tx-bye Bye
Dora Ibarra Mon, 20 Jan
I would be interested in anything you have on the above SUR name,
my family started in Zacatecas ( SUR n Guerrero) and Durango (SUR
Frank Alaniz Sun, 19
Looking for Alaniz, Eligio born 1864 died 1929. Married
Conception born 1878 died 1931. Son Frank Grandson Frank
GGrandson Frank (ME)... Have a ledger from him and reciepe book.
However not much else. He had two bothers - Andres and Frank..
Location: Corpus Cristi or Robstown Tx area. Thanks for your
help... Frank email@example.com
Mon, 20 Jan 1997
I am researching in Juarez/El Paso in the late 17th and early
18th centuries. I am hoping that someone can tell me where my
relatives came from prior to arriving there. The names I am
looking for are: Garcia de Noriega, Montoya de Esparza, Niño
Ladron de Guevara, Orcasitas, Sanchez de Inigo, Tellez Xiron.
Also, I think my g-g-g-grandfather Mariano Aguirre and his
brother Angel discovered a mine northern Mexico near Galeana,
Chihuahua and maybe started a family there. The LDS library has
church records for Galeana starting in the 1830's but I need them
in the 1820's and earlier. Do you know where I could find these
records or find the address to the church there so I could write
them? I would appreciate any help and would be glad to help
P.S. I am looking for the passenger list for Cortez's expedition
in the early 16th century, do you have any idea where I could
I'm searching for the parents of my ggg-grandparents, Antonio
CANO and Mauricia Fernandez de CANO. He was born in 1811, died
1877. She was born in 1814, died in 1906. They settled on the
Tampacuas Ranch north of Mercedes, Tx in early 1860. I have
information for descendants but I haven't been able to back
further in history. Any help would be appreciated. Thx, Danny
HARTHALL@aol.com Sat, 11
Irene Sanchez Ross-I am really trying to locate as much info on
all sides of my family. If anyone can help I would really
appreciate it. My father (Sanchez)side came from Ribadesella,
Spain and migrated to Mexico then to San Benito, Texas. My
great-grandfather was Emilio Sanchez married to Teresa Prieto
while in Spain and then remarried Lola Garica in Mexico. My
mothers (father)side of the family is Sumaya. He came from Matamoros, Tamps. My mothers(mother)came from Port Isabel, Texas.
Her family was Valent and Lieck. Would appreciate any info that
can help in trying to complete my family tree. Thanks!!!!
Alarcon@juno.com Fri, 10
I am trying to find out about my family. Although I found the
name ALARCON listed, I could not retrieve information in regards
to the surname. Do you have any suggestions? I'd appreciate any
If, at your convienence, you could search your database for any
information on the following people I would be most grateful.
Teodoso Munguia-Born either 1830 or 1833 at Penitas Ranch, Texas.
Married to Maria Agueda-Born either 1833 or 1836.
Children:Placido 1857, Juliana 1865, Benito 1867, Isabel 1871,
Tomas 1873, Gregoria 1875, Felicita 1878, Thanks in Advance,
HARTHALL@aol.com Wed, 8
I am looking for information on the families of Sanchez from
Ribadesella,Asturias, Spain.My Great-Grand Father Emilio Sanchez
left Spain migrated to Mexico.Then ended up in San Benito,
Texas.Most family is in Brownsville,Texas. Any info? I also am
looking for info on my mothers side- Valent , Lieck, and Sumaya.
They all migrated to Port Isabel,Texas and Brownsville,Texas
area. Trying to get a family tree started.
NeNrX2@aol.com Wed, 8 Jan
My mothers maiden name was Garcia,her fathers name was
Francisco.The reason I am trying to trace my family is because in
our family alot of the family looks identical, cousins , aunts
and uncles. Also some of them have a blue eye and a brown
eye.This comes from Waardenburg syndrome that is in our genes.
This syndrome can also cause deafness . My mother was born in Los
Angles in 1926,her name was Rita. When she was small her parents
seperated and she [Rita] was sent to live with her grandmother
Maria garcia in Watts,along with her brothers and sisters,Beatrice,Javier,Frank, and Ophelia. >From what I
gather her father left for texas,and started another family
there.He died while living there, I don't know when or where. I
am looking for any family that we may have so that I can pass on
this medical information . Thank You for your time Mary G.
Tue, 07 Jan 1997
My maiden name is Dora Elia Garcia Pando. I am interested in
family surnames and history on my mothers side, who lived in the
state of Chihuahua: PANDO, TARIN, HINOJOS, SAENZ. My mother's
family lived close to the town of Ojinaga, Chih. I've heard of
the following areas as places family members lived in: Barranco Azul, Palomas,
Delicias, Cardenas, El Chapo in Chihuahua; also
Marfa,Presidio in Texas.
Xavier Huante Tue, 07 Jan
I am in search for the Familia HUANTE history. I can't find it
anywhere. I thought you migh be able to help. RICARDO HUANTE
Maria Salinas Clarke
Sun, 5 Jan 1997
My name is Maria Salinas Clarke, I live in Garland, Texas. I have
started to research on my family. I am looking for information on
Salinas, Garza, de la Garza, Pena. Pena was heir to a land grant
dating 1767. Some marriages, baptisms took
place in Rome, Lady of Refuge Catholic Church. Any help or advice
would be most appreciated. Thank you. Maria Salinas Clarke
EER1228@aol.com Sun, 5
I wrote to you back in November 1996. I was reseaching the
Esparza family name but I did not indicate who I was searching
for. You said in your letter you might be able to help me (if you
have the info) I am searching for my greatgrandfather. His name
was Rodrigo Esparza and he was married to Margarita Arellano. My
grandfather was born in 1885. His name is Felix Esparza. On his
birth certificate , it mentions my greatgrandfather as being 26
years old. That means he was born in 1859. I have not been able
to locate his birth anywhere. Can you help. Thanks, Elma
Tom Mills Fri,
27 Dec 96
To whom it may concern Please email more info about rio grande
railroad. I have $35 certificate dated 1877 Los Kleiberg
secretary N0. 17 Thank -you JIM WAIT Remax Ontario Canada
Dee Raymond Wed, 25
Looking for parents/siblings of my great grandparents. Eugenio DeLeon, b. 1854 somewhere in Mexico, immigrated to TX in 1874 and
Rosalia Newman, b. 1860 probably in Mississippi. Eugenio and
Rosalia were married in Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX in 1880.
Apparently, they were married in a civil ceremony as there was no
church record found. All of the info was obtained by bits and
pieces from the LDS IGI, parish records, and census records. The
names of their children are listed below. Hopefully, the spelling
is at least close. The microfilm of the Seguin, TX parish records
that I was using was not of the best quality and I was only able
to find record of the first girl's birth. The rest of the
children were listed in the 1900 census (they were living in Pct
2 of Atascosa County, TX which I am pretty certain was Lytle,
TX). Dionicia b. 1881 - Juliana b. 1885 - Carmen b. 1886 -
Dicidora b. 1887 - Gregoria b. 1890 - Lucinda b. 1894 (This was
my grandmother. She married Genaro Genaro Castano b. 1887 and one
of their sons was my father, Louis De Leon Castano b. 1911, d.
1991.)- Jose b. 1896 - Hosane b. 1897, and Rosalina b. 1899.
Apparently no one else is researching the Castano family tree as
I've not seen this name posted on any genealogy websites. I've
been able to glean quite a bit of information using parish
records. I would like to make contact with anyone researching the
Castano surname or any of these related surnames: Hernandez, Chaves, Aguirre, De Ayala, or
Joyce Dow Mon, 18 Dec
Hi! I am searching for information on UNKA Indian tribe. My
great-grandmother Santos Larralde 1885 - 1972 (about) belong to
this tribe. I have found no birth or death certificate for her.
She was married to William Kramer and they had 3 children. Ernest
Cramer 12/16/1907 to 7/20/1995. Jose Cramer 9/16/1910 to 4/86.
And daughter Virgina; no info on her. Note part of Ernest
Cramer's family is Cramer with a C or K. Thanks
Tue, 17 Dec 96
Hello! I am very interested in finding out if there was a
carnival in Linares in the mid 1800's where people died
due to an attack by Indians. These Indians (I don't know what
kind) supposedly set the carnival on fire and kidnapped many of
the children. According to old family stories my great-great
grandfather was one of these children and he was dropped
off in Hidalgo County of Texas where he lived all his
life. His name was Nicolas Casares. If you have
access to any information about this please let me know.
Wilkerson Tue, 17 Dec 1996
I have traced my mother's family to Jose Louis Salinas
of Starr County, who was granted a tract of land called
San Antonio de Baluarte in 1836. We are related to him through
his daughter Tiburcia who married a Frenchman named Ettiene
Cenac (or Stephen Senac). I am interested in finding
more information about the Salinas family (where
in Mexico they came from) and anything about this Frenchman
Ettiene Cenac (all I know about him is he was a butcher in Rio
Mon, 16 Dec 96
Hello! I was wondering if you had any information on Ramirez,Salce,
Hernandez, or Gonzalez. My father was born and raised in
South Texas (born in Mercedes) and then moved to Pharr.
As far as we can see, they have lived in Texas for many
generations. His last name is Ramirez (his
mother's last name is Hernandez). My mother is a bit more
complex. She was born in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Her father's last name is Salce. It is not a
very common last name so it is assumed that most people with that
name are related. My mother and her family came into the US via Reynosa.
If you have any information, it would very much be appreciated.
Also, does anyone have any information on the town of Ramirez
in Jim Hogg county?? THAnks! Rosalinda Ramirez
Vigil Sat, 14 Dec 1996
My name is Dennis Vigil. I am researching the surnames of Porras,
Navarette, Ronquillo, and Stamper. The Porras family
originated in Mexico somewhere along with the Navarette and
Ronquillo families. If anyone has any information on any of these
families, please let me know. Thanks
Jeremy Tenorio Thu, 12 Dec 96
My name is Jeremy Tenorio....I'm a 21 year old native of Dallas
TX..My family is origionally from San Antonio....I'm
looking for any information on the origination of the Tenorio
family. If anyone has any information, or clues to where I can
find information, it would be greatly appreciated.......I don't
have an E-mail address, but I can give you my home address...
1504 Rockwood Downs Dr., Wendell, NC 27591......Even the
slightest information will be highly appreciated.........Thanks.
Suarez Mon, 09 Dec 1996
I just started to try and gather the geneological info for my
family. I have lots of names and some dates but I would like your
help if possible. My mother's family (Serna) is
from the San Juan area of Hidalgo co. I would appreciate
any info tracing her branch. Her father was Ramon Serna
was born in Mendez, Tamp. Mexico in 1900. His parents Alejos
Serna and Jesusita Leal were also born
in Mendez. Her mother was Matiana Guerra.
Matiana was born in 1907 in Roma, Texas. Her parents were Praxedis
Guerra of Fronton, Texas and Luz Perez
of Mexico. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
M. Garcia Chavez Sun, 08 Dec 1996
Hello, My name is Patricia M. Garcia Chavez. I'm
looking for any information on the names Garcia
and Chavez from the state of Chihuahua,
Mexico. Hermenegildo Garcia was married to Guadalupe
Gutierrez in San Ysidro de las Cuevas, which
later was known as Villa Matamoros, Chih. They had 4
boys: Angel Garcia(my grandfather), Abel Garcia, Moises
Garcia, and Salomon Garcia. On the Chavez side of my family, Teofilo
Chavez married Lorenza Vela. They lived
in Durango, Mexico. They had 7 children: Salome
Chavez(my great-grandfather), Miguel Chavez, Rafael
Chavez, Tomas Chavez, Manuel Chavez, Abelino Chavez, and Carlota
Chavez. Salome Chavez and his brothers moved to Santa
Barbara, Chihuahua to work in the mines. If you have any infomation, please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you :-)
Roberto Fri, 06 Dec 1996
I am seeking help on anyone who might have done some research on
the Benvides Family. I am looking for my great-greatmother parents. My grandmother's name was Maria
Santos Benavides and was married to Luis
Benavides in the 1850's. Today is my last day at this
location. Please write to me at 316 West 32nd, Houston, Texas
77018 or 713-718-6547 in Houston, until I connect with E-Mail.
Fri, 6 Dec 1996
I am seeking information about the Landavaso
family. My second-great grandfather, Francisco de
Landavaso came to New Mexico in the early
1800's from Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico. An entry I found
contains the following: "The primary toots of the Landavaso
family are in Erandio, Spain in the Province of Viscay in the
Basque region of Spain. The first in the New World was Don
Francisco Landavaso y Mondragon of Seville. He did extensive
farming with a land grant from Carlos II of Spain. The New Mexico
branch started with the coming of Don Francisco Landavaso
y Ortega.." I am having difficulty in finding
records in that area, and would appreciate any help.
Sun, 01 Dec 1996
I just found out that my gggrandfather entered Mexico thru the
port of Matamoros. Ws this indeed a port for immigrants
coming from Prussia during the early 1800's? Also, I now believe
that my gggrandmother's name was Macaria Chavera
or Chavira. Anyone familiar with this name?
Sat, 30 Nov 1996
I was born and raised in Laredo, TX, I am researching
the Esparza family. If you have any information
to share, please let me know. I have information also to the Ramirez
family (husband) that may be linked to Sarita Kenedy.
I believe that Don Lino Ramirez was the grandson
of Petra Vela, mother of Sarita., who was
married to Captain Miflin Kenedy. Thanks.
Bustamante Wed, 27 Nov 1996
My name is Percilla Bustamante and I'm looking for any good
information on the Bustamante Family History /
Lineage / Geneology How did they come to the US? Any info will be
appreciated. Thanks in advance...
Anaya Tue, 26 Nov 96
I am seeking information on the surname ANAYA. I
know that it is Basque in origin and it is suppose to be derived
from a place near Valencia or Leon Spain. Am seeking any
information on Francisco ANAYA he was from Apodoca
or Sepulveda MX. He died in 1925 in San Antonio, TX
and he was a traveling musician. His obit lists 3 sisters from
Sept. MX. Also searching for German GARZA who
died in 1910 also in San Antonio, TX. He was born in Zaragosa,
MX. He was one of 8 children. Any information would be
21 Nov 1996
Looking for information on the following names: Jalomo,
Munguia, Anzaldua, Davila, Tijerina, Estrada, Galvan.
All these names are from families that have lived in the Rio
Grande Valley since before the 1900's. Would like to hear
from anyone who would like to share information on these
Thu, 21 Nov 1996
My name is Michael Garza. I am originally from Roma, Texas.
My family have owed pieces of porciones 73 & 75. If you have
any info on the names Saenz, Canales, Munoz, Garza,
Trevino, or others you may know then please send me
e-mail at email@example.com. An interesting piece of history for
Garza's is my Homepage at http://members.aol.com/mgarza1145/mike.htm.
You will find a code of arms for the Garza name. I will be
updating the site with other pictures and history at a later
Sun, 17 Nov 96
My maiden name is TORRES, the earliest Torres I
have is Jose Maria Torres married to Jesus
Osorio. They had the following children: Modesta, Petra,
Lorenzo & Jose Maria. There may have been others. Jose Maria
Torres was b. 1881 in Fronteras, State of Sonora, his
father was assasinated in 1883. We have been told this was a
politcal assasination. Jesus died after the birth & Modesta
raised my great-grandfather Jose. She was married to Ramon ARAGON.
Jose married 1st to Manuela Ferran 2/1901. She died after giving
birth to Jose Maria 12/1901. My greatgrandfather then left Mexico
to travel in the Wild West show. This is what we were told
anyway. he met my greatgrandmother in KS, Merceda Walker. During
the Depression they moved back to Mexico as his family ties got
him a job there. My father was born in Mexico City in
1932. At one time it was know who the Spanish immigrant was, but
has been lost over the years. Thanks for any help.
Rosamond Sat, 16 Nov 1996
Hi. I am trying to find someway to locate my wife's family in South
Texas/Matamoros area. I have included on my genealogical
webpage pictures of my wife's father, grandmother, aunts and a
cousin. Hope that someone will look at the page and be able to
identify the family, and let us know how to contact them. Any
help from anyone will be appreciated. Check it out at URL http://pages.prodigy.com/rosamond/
Rivera 11 Nov 1996
Doing research on the Rivera family from Brownsville,
Texas. My grandfather's name was Rumaldo Rivera.
He was married to Cecilia Arizmendi, also from Brownsville.
Hugo Arredondo Estrada Wed, 30 Oct 1996
I`m interested in Arredondo`s in northeast
Mexico and Texas, especifically surname and individuals.
Sandy S. Corona Sun,
27 Oct 1996
Loved the Spanish surnames listed, but none of them were my
folks. I'm looking for: Corona (Ignacio b. Feb
1, 1886 in San Andres, Jalisco, MX) son of Roberto
Cowell and Petra Quires who married Florentina
Hernandez--daug of Martin Hernandez and
Micalla Arviso and Cowell (Albino Quires
b. Dec 16, 1882 in MX) son of Leonor Corona and Petra
Serrano who married Bernabe Castillo b.
Jun 11, 1890 in MX daug of Lucas Castillo and Silvestra
My mother-in-law, Rebecca Cowell, was born Sept
1, 1921 in Marfa, TX. Looking for any relatives in TX,
NM, Arizona and CA. particularly. Bernabe Castillo
was supposedly one of many children who settled in that area;
looking for her siblings.
Robert Marques Wed, 23
My father's name was Angel Marques, from Tampico
(Madero). My mother's maiden name was Barbosa
from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Any background info would be
Ray Garcia Wed, 23
I just saw this page and would like to say that along with my
investigation I have alot of data about my family history in
Northern Mexico as my mother is a wealth of information. My
family has bee in the town of Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico for at least five generations of which I have
much information. If some one is interested and know that they
come from Lampazos de Naranjo, The are welcome to contact me.
I am a Garcia "Los Jaboneros". This is
a designation know through the Garcia's who are thought to decend
from a Cristobal Garcia. He is said to have come
to Texas and settled near what is Known as the King's ranch. This
is the end point of my history which I am trying to validate as
there was a time when families forced there heritage to get money
from the King ranch oil money. What is certain is that the
"first" Garcia of my line was a soap maker and hence
the term "Los jaboneros". there are many garcias and
this is how we identify each other as blood.
I have data on the following families from Lampazos; Fernandez,
Lozano, Zorola, Perez, Cisneros, Gonzalez "de
Igueras" --the first of my Gonzalez to
settle in Nuevo Leon went to a town called Igueras
Danny Villarreal Tue,
22 Oct 1996
Ive been researching the Villarreal family and
probably have more information on the South Texas
than any one else. Id be glad to share any info with whom ever
needs it let me know.
Sun, 20 Oct 1996
I'm looking for data on the origin of the surname ARMIJO.
I know that Jose de Armijo was part of the
"Reconquista Vargas" in c1693/95 but I'm lost as to the
Armijo name origin or data on this name for the 1500's through
the 1700's. Can you help?
ScrubsRN@aol.com Wed, 16
I hope someone can help me. I am looking for any information on
my grandfather Silverio de la Pena. He was
killed in Cerralvo, Mexico sometime around 1928-? to
maybe no later than 1935. I understand he was married to a Paula
Benevides and they had one daughter, Adelina in 1926, or
so I am told. I believe my family may be traced back to a city
nearby called Herreras? or Herrenas? The FHC only has a
1930 census for Cerralvo, and I had no luck. Is there
anyone I can write to in Mexico who maintains vital records? Any
assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Wed, 16 Oct 1996
Hello! I'm hoping to get further information about my
great-grandfather's side of the family. he was born Porferio (Porfirio?) Anguiano,1888, I believe in Leon,
Mexico. I'm not quite sure when he came to the U.S.,
possibly between 1915-1920? I do know that he came via Laredo,
and San Antonio where he had family, including an older
named Juan. Eventually, he settled in San Francisco with the last
name "Garcia." Any information would
be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Wed, 16 Oct 1996
I would like to have any information at all on this man whose
fathers name was the same.Mothers name was Mary Tumoon.
He gave his occupation as a metal worker.He later changed his
name to Meridas.Place of birth somewhere in
Mon, 14 Oct 1996
Do you have any history or information on the name:Barcelo'
? Any information on it's orgin? Thank you!
Peter Mungia Mon, 14 Oct
Hello, My name is Peter Mungia. The last name
should be spelled Munguia though. I was wondering if you could
help me find out more about my ancestory. To get started, my
father's name is Peter G. Munguia. My grand father's name was
Francisco Munguia. I think my great grand father's name was Pedro Munguia. This is where I need help verifying the rest of my
ancestory. All of them are from south Texas. My father was born
in Coleman, Texas. I think my grand father was born in Hidalgo,
Texas. I'm not sure about my great grand father's birth
place. Can you help me find more information about my ancestory.
Thank you, Peter Mungia
Mon, 14 Oct 1996
My name is Tracey Buhrig. My grandmother was Ofilia Flores.
She married Reyes Lopez in Runge, Tx
back in the early 30's but before that she was married to another
man who physically abused her. She also has a sister named Ramona
Flores now Lieja who now lives
in Idaho. Am trying to find out more about my
grandmothers family. I also know she had 5 children, only 2
survived, Ramona Lopez Sifuentes and Jess Roman
Thu, 10 Oct 1996
I have relatives that are buried in the "French
Cemetery", Mexico City. I have been unable to locate this
cemetery. Can you help? I also have family that supposedly were
married about 1897 in Acambaro, Mexico. Do you know if records
exist for marriages from that era? Thanks
My father's name was Manuel Soto Alaniz he was
born in El Ojo Del Buey Community or ranch in July l910.
Some where near the south Texas border. My father had a younger
sister named Fidencia, I don't remember her married name. She
died in the late 50's. She had 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy. I
remember the eldest girl's name is Patrisia. There are relatives
in Laredo, Marfa and many other parts in Texas. Please
note that the "z has been replace by an s in the last 60
Wed, 2 Oct 96
This is a good effort. If you need information on the Yzaguirre's
let me know. I am working on it now. I will also be developing Canales,
Vela, Elizondo and Guterries(z).
Sat, 28 Sep 96
My name is Israel Yzaguirre. I am researching my
family history. I can trace my ancestors to a Juan Panteleon
Yzaguirre in Cerralvo, Mexico in 1767. The name has been
spelled Isaguirre, Izaguirre, Ysaguirre and Eizaguirre. There is
an Izaguirre in Monterrey in 1632. Have you ever
researched the Izaguirre name or do you know of anyone that can
provide me with the name of someone to contact to obtain more
information on my name?
Wed, 25 Sep 1996
I would like some information about the Chavez
family name. If there is any information available in the future
I would like to know. If you have a newsletter I would like to be
Ricardo Hinojosa Tue,
24 Sep 1996
I am searching for information about Porcion 83 of Camargo
granted to Maria Marcela Martinez. I was
wondering if you might have some suggestions on how to find out
more regarding the family tree of Maria Marcela Martinez and/or
information regarding the subsequent ownership of Porcion 83.
Charles D. Paiz Thur, 19
I am trying to hunt down any information regarding the surname Paez/Paiz
in So. Texas and NE Mexico, I am interested in finding
out how/when the first individual with the Paez name made it to
South Texas. Any info that you might be able to provide would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks....
James Wilson Wed, 11
In Ireland, on the gravestone of my grandfather,Thomas Wilson,
reference is made to 3 children born 1850 - 1854, all of whom
died between July and Sept. 1855, and are " interred in
Mexico ". My family have no idea as to why he should have
been in Mexico at this time or why the sudden deaths.Was there
any reason for Irish presence (mercenaries ?) or was there a
plague in a certain area of Mexico at that time.Hope you can
assist. Many Thanks James Wilson
Tue, 10 Sep 1996
My mother is from the Guajardos of Nuevo Leon My father
is from the state of San Luis with the last name of Rubio,
any information would be greatly appricated.
Jesse Vega Mon, 9 Sep
Any info on "Vega" is appreciated.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Palomarez Sat, 7 Sep 1996
I am writing in hopes that I may aquire some knowledge on my
family name. Our name is Palomarez and my
was born in Doctor Arroyo, Nuevo Leon in 1917 and is
still alive. His parents were Margarito Palomarez and Faustina Banda
de Palomarez, who was said to be the most beautiful lady in that
town. She was white with dark black hair and blue or light green
eyes. It said that they were both of Doctor Arroyo, but I am not
sure they were from there originally. I am wanting to create a
family tree, but don't know how to start or where to go to get
this information. On my mothers side
of the family her grandmother and grandfather were from La
Laja, Nuevo Leon. It is said that my great-grandfather was a
"gauchupin", which I found out in the dictionary was a
Spanish settler. He passed away when I was about five years old
and had distinguishing features. He had blue eyes and pale white,
his name was Librado Perez. On his passport or
ins card it says he was born in Los Herreras, but my
family says were from La Laja. Is there any way I can find this
information. It is even said that he was brought from Spain by
his parents when he was a baby. I don't want to seem like a sell
out, I will always be Mexican at heart, just like my great
grandfather Librado, but that is an ideology not so much a type
of person. Que viva Nuevo Leon!!!!!! Thanks, Gabriel Palomarez
Vincent C. Wambach Fri, 06
I have been researching my surname for 8 years now with little
success;here is what I do know. My grandfather was named, JESUS ZAVALA,his
wife was a certain REFUGIO ALVA JAWQUINDI,That
is how it was spelled to me. They lived outside of Mexico
City a place called Mixchouc not sure of spelling.
Supposedly,my grandmother was of American Indian origin.They had
several children one of which was my father;he was born in Mexico
7-14-1909;he had a brother Marcos;he also had 2 sons named
vincent and Francesco;my father's name was vincent. My
grandmother died in the 1950's.My father entered the USA around
the 1940's,entering Laredo TX.He found his way to Columbia,Pa
working for the railroad there then went to New York City
and back to Mexico where he died around the 1980's.He also was a
Federales in Mexico city for a little while.I know this is not
much but it is all I have I would love to find any family history
concerning the Zavala's and if possible whether my grandmother
was Am. Indian. Thanks for listening.
Michael Garza Thu, 5
I am from Starr County and have been collecting
information about my family tree for some time now I have a
rather large gap as far as dates for for my family. I would like
to inquire about the land grants you seem to be able to aquire.
Would it be possible to aquire one of portions 73,74,75 from
around the Roma-Los Seanz area? I would be very
interested in much of your information and maybe I can help you
with some from my family. I do have access to parts of documents
in spanish talking about the lineage of these three portions. I
am currently living in Independence Missouri so if you care to
talk over the phone please inform me in your message. Hope to
here from you soon. Thank You, Michael Garza
Ellen Pedraza Mon, 26
The surnames I am searching for (so far) are Cardenas
and Pedraza in Linares, Tampico, and
Monterrey; and Alfaro in Nacogdoches,
TX; and Villalvazo in anyplace!
Terry Dow Thu, 22 Aug
Hello, I'm trying to locate info on my great-grandmother Mama Santos
Larralde 1885. She died in Rio Grande City, Texas 20667.
The address was 101 N. East St. There is no info. I know she was indian; but, it wasn't popular to be
indian. Therefore, my
grandfather, Ernest Cramer wouldn't talk about
the dead. Her mother name was Vicenta Jazo 1850.
Her father was Dionicio Larralde 1855. Her
husband William Cramer 1876. Mama Santos Larralde had 2 sons:
Ernest Cramer 12-16-1907 to 7-19-1995 (my grandfather) and Jose
Cramer 9-16-1910 Mama Santos Larralde sister was Forencia
Larralde 10-27-85. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
May the dear Lord Bless You! Joyce Ann Dow 9-17-55 born in
Mission, Texas 78572
Wed, 31 Jul 1996
I am trying to get a biographical sketch on Manuel Alvarez,
the first constitutional Governor of the state of Colima
Mexico in the 1850s. Assistance with E-mail addresses,
postal addresses, book names etc. will be greately appreciated.
Sat, 27 Jul 96
In searching for info concerning my great grandmother, I have
found her last name listed as Navarro and Gonzales.
I have been told that daughters could choose to use the name of
their fathers or mothers and that my great grandmother's father
was probably a Navarro and mother was a Gonzales - but maybe just
the opposite. I know that she was living in a convent in Matamoros,
Mexico when she married my great grandfather. Is there a
list of convents available for the nothern part of Mexico. She
was born 8/15/1845, married my great grandfather in 1861 and
moved to Texas in 1876. Where can I find birth records for the
northern part of Mexico? On the 1880 census of Texas, my great
grandfather, Howard Whitaker, listed the
birthplace of my grandmother as Mexico - 1870. Thanks for any
Olga Gonzales Mon,
22 Jul 96
Hi, my name is Olga Gonzales of Austin,
Texas, I was glad to find that some hispanic geneology is on
the Web. I have begun to look into my lineage, would like to know
if you have anything on a Guadalupe Bravo, who
was my great great grandfather. I have not found anything of yet
here in our libraries. Also, do you have anything on Juan de Dios
Chapa of Mier, Mexico, he was also my
great great grandfather. I believe Guadalupe Bravo
died in Mier and at one time served in the Mexican army in the
1800's. My other great great Grandfather was from Mier.
Please e-mail if you should have any info. Thank you.
Bobby Knight Sun, 21
Aguayo (circa 1772) was one of the initiators of
the colonization of Texas during this period. I am interested in
any information regarding the family Aguayos or de Aguayos from
that point forward. Any help you could offer would be greatly
Meaghan Ferres Mon, 15 Jul
I wonder if you could help me... My name is Meaghan Ferres
(Oregon). A few years ago I met some people from Chile who were
in town for business. They asked my last name and I told them.
They said that they had done a little research on Spanish
genealogies, and that Spanish names that began with "f"
sounds could be traced back to the Spanish and Egyptian Moors,
possibly once being spelled with a "Ph" on the name. I
had never heard of this being a part of my lineage (as far
as I know it is mostly Northern European). But one never
knows-and I've been trying to look ever since! I guess that
Ferres is a common name in Chile? Any help or suggestions are
welcome-Thanks! Meaghan- email@example.com or MEAGF@AOL.COM
PS-yours is the only page relating to Spanish genealogy, that I
have seen, that even mentions Moors!
Fri, 12 Jul 96
I really support your efforts. Is there any information on Duval
County. I need particularly any information on Saenz
families. I don't know much, but I am interested. In addition in
the area of Laredo, information on Escamilla
or Martinez. Gracias. Anna
Juan Antonio Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 13 Nov 1997
I'am trying to find some info on my Grandfather Nativida Lopez
born Sept.08 1908 in San Jose de Medina, I don't know if that was
a village or Hacienda.His father name was Lucio or Luciano Lopez
and he married Petrolina Guerrero around 1902.I know this is not
much to go on , but if you could just verify that there was a San
Jose de Medina would be greatly appreciated.
10 Nov 1997
QUERY: Looking for Ancestor of Juan Jose Saldana married to Ma.
Ana Francisca Guerra on 11-6-1787 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mx.,
Juan Jose Pena married to Ma. Catarina Gonzalez, Jose Maldonado
married to Rosa Maria Palacios
Christina & Carlos Reyes email@example.com Sat, 08
I am doing research on my husband's grandmother's family. Her
name is MARIA LUISA CISNEROS. She was born in Spain, but was
raised in Balancan TABASCO, Mexico. As a very young girl she had
two sons: ANGEL AZAN (born around 1900-1901) and JOSEPH AZAN
(born around 1903-1904). While pregnant with her third child, she
was hospitalized. During that time, her husband, a
Chinese-American, took the boys supposedly to the United States.
She lost her third son and saw her eldest son (ANGEL) once again
when he was 16 years old. She never saw JOSEPH again. She left
her family and moved to Cuba, where she married again and had two
daughters: CARMELINA (b. 1916) and AIDA CORNES. In 1960 she
visited her family in Mexico on her way to Florida, USA. It was
then that she learned that she had just missed seeing her son,
ANGEL, by approximately two months. MARIA LUISA CISNEROS died in
1978 in Cleveland, Ohio. We are searching for ANGEL y JOSEPH AZAN
or any children or grandchildren of theirs and also any relatives
of MARIA LUISA still alive in Mexico. Any help you could give
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Amber Solis Onyx62@cedar-rapids.net
Fri, 7 Nov 1997
I am looking for some information on the surname SOLIS for my
family history. The only information I have is that my
father-in-law's name is Richard Solis (no M.I.), his mother's
name was Orentca Landrove, his step-father's name was Crisoforo
Solis, who died in Edalgo Co., Texas. Crisoforo Solis' parents
are only known by initials, S. Hernandez his mother, and P. Solis
his father, and there were several children. According to my
father-in-law, all were in records in the Corpus Christi
courthouse, which had a fire in the 1930's?, so I can't track any
paper trails through them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I have names of Crisoforo's brothers and sisters, and know
that the last known location of two of his brothers was Mexico
City. Crisoforo Solis was born April 20, 1905.
Katherie Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 06 Nov 1997
"Terrones"...I am researching Alberto D. Terrones, his
son and wife, Rosalio Terrones and Elena Espitia. They lived for
a while in El Paso, but they came from Jalisco, Mexico [Agua
Calientes]. The date would be early 1900's.
Tudie Alsbury email@example.com
Sat, 01 Nov 1997
Hello, I would like to post an ad for info re James McClain
Elledge, Jr. who was my great grandfather,and was Postmaster at
Frio Town, Frio County, Texas August 26, 1872, and Justice of the
Peace of Maverick County, Texas March 21, 1874. His wife's name
was Mathilda Ann Thompson of Devine, Texas. Any info regarding
both families would be appreciated. I am also looking for
Alsbury, Beall, Boone, Cook, Catlett, I have just found your cite
as I am very new to the net. It is both informative and easily
read. Thank you for any help that you may give.
Tue, 21 Oct 1997
My maternal grandmother was named Paul Mendez. She entered USA on
October 16, 1916. Her birthday is January 26, 1913. She came with
her older brother, Lorenzo Mendez and her father, Manuel Mendez.
I believe the trio moved to Albequerque, New Mexico where she met
and married my grandfather Jesus Ortega. Her birth mother was
named Luciana Ynostrosa and she died before coming to the states.
Christina Reyes Sat,
18 Oct 97
I was extremely happy to "stumble" across this website
and hope that someone can help me in my quest. My husband's
grandmother's name was MARIA LUISA CISNEROS. She was born in
Spain around 1885-1890. As a very young child her family moved to
Mexico and settled in Balancan TABASCO, Mexico. It is told that
she had two sons (ANGEL AZAN born around 1900 or 1901 and JOSEPH
AZAN born around 1903 or 1904). While pregnant with a third
child, she became ill, and, while in the hospital, her husband
(said to be a Chinese-American, hence, the name AZAN) took her
two eldest sons (ANGEL and JOSEPH) and brought them to the United
States. In her lifetime she would see ANGEL once more when he was
16 years old, when he came to visit her, and never did she see
her son JOSEPH. She lost her third child while in the hospital
and later moved to CUBA. She left behind at least one sister and
numerous cousins, ANGEL AZAN, attempted to see her one more time
around 1960, but she was still in Cuba. She moved to Florida in
1960 and died in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978. She has two daughters,
CARMELINA REYES and AIDA CORNES, both living today. I am married
to Carmelina's son, CARLOS. I would desperately love to find any
trace of her sons, ANGEL and JOSEPH AZAN, or their children, and
any ancestors who know of MARIA LUISA CISNEROS from BALANCAN
TABASCO. Thank you.
Marian Aragon-Wydo Wed, 10
Looking for information on g-grandparents Anton & Carlotta
Aragon. Have photographs of cousins Jesus and his son Jose
(1877-1887) Saltillo, Coahuila. Anton (d:1892 64 yrs) and
Carlotta in California by 1869. Son Ignacio b: 1869 Half Moon
Bay, Ca. Family possibly in Hermosillo prior to 1869. Have photos
with names Garcia Flores y Fuentes and Montano from Hermosillo.
Any info, pls send to Mwydo@aol.com.
Marian Aragon-Wydo (California).
Fri, 29 Aug 1997
Hi I hope I'm in the right Place..My g.mother CYNTHIA LUGO was
married to William MCCOY..they had 4 children..They lived in
Laredo..names were Arthur,Nell, Robert and William..my g.mother
died in late 1918 or early 1919 from influenzia.She was born
either in the MEXICO area or in TEXAS..I want to find out who her
parents were when she was born,etc..any help thks
firstname.lastname@example.org Thu, 28
I am searching for more info on three families that came from SAN
LUIS POTOSI (the city or state, I do not know) to Austin, Texas
in 1916 and 1919. FRANCISCO DOMINGO CAMACHO and his wife ANTONIA
CASTILLO CAMACHO, a brother, JOSE CAMACHO, a grandfather,
ANSTACIO DOMINGUEZ and mother and brother-in-law, JUANA CASTILLO
and FRANCISCO CASTILLO. I have since learned Francisco D. Camacho
was born 29 Jan 1894 and his father was TIBURCIO CAMACHO and his
mother was PILAR DOMINGUEZ. Thank you for your research - All of
my husband's family (Camacho) gave up long ago trying to find
information from San Luis Potosi even though there are still
uncles amd cousins residing in the state. I have no idea how to
access their archives. I would appreciate any help from any one
out there! Thanks, Carolina.
Your web page is great. I can use some help with the following
names and places: from Matehuala, SLP, Mexico: Alvarado, Galvan,
Rodriguez, Tovar, Lozano, Morales, Soto and Garcia. Pedro
Alvarado left Mexico for San Antonio Tx in 1909 fom Zacatecas,
Zac, Mexico: Gonzales, Rodriguez, Ban~uelos, Hernandez, Carlos.
Maria Gonzales left Zacatecas for San Antonio Tx in 1918. from
Eagle Pass Tx/Piedras Negras/San Juan de allende, Coah, Mexico:
Longoria, Salinas, Urea. Especially would like to find info on
Conrado and his father and motherVictor Longoria and Antonia
Salinas. from Monterrey (or Montemorelos) NL Mexico: Morales,
Ochoa, Moya from Laguna Seca, SLP: Sierra, Serda. Am interested
in information about Tiofilo Morales from San Luis Potosi:
Sanchez, Torres, Davila Any contact with anyone doing similar
research will be appreciated.
Christine Wilson Garcia Gardner CrisGard@aol.com Tue, 26 Aug
I've reached the end of the line on the Census. Can anyone help
locate information about the Estrada Family. My great-grandmother
Margarita Estrada (Wilson) was born in Chihuahua. Her siblings
are Rejina, Miguel, and Mariana but their birthplace is listed as
New Mexico. Their mother was Mercede but on the 1880 census she
is married to Jacinto Mares, her bithplace is listed as Texas.
They settled in Mesilla, Dona Ana, New Mexico for quite awhile.
Also the name Telles has come up as a great-great-grandmother
(paternal). Can you tell me anything about that name. Thanks in
advance for your assistance.
Marilyn Galvan email@example.com
Mon, 25 Aug 1997
After looking for months, I have found your web page. Would you
please help me find a place to email so that I can find where to
get information on our relatives and ancestors in Mexico? Some
are from Sonora and some are from Zachatechas (spelling may be
wrong). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
WAYNE & CAROL DEFRANCO firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 25 Aug 1997
I am looking for any information on the surname Franco. My father
inlaw change his name to James DeFranco in the early 1980s. After
his death we found out that his last name was Franco and we don't
know if the first name, James is right. He was born in south
Texas near Mexico and we think his date of birth is September
16,1920. He died in September 10,1989 in Buena Park, CA. His
mothers last name was Lopes. Thank you for the help.
Juan A. Lopez email@example.com
Mon, 25 Aug 1997
I need some help trying to get info on my Grandfather ,his name
is Natividad Lopez I am told he was born in the early 1900's in
San Jose De Medina,but I am not sure in what state in Mexico.He
never talk much about his upbringing and the rest of the Family
has been reluctant to give me information.He passed away 3 years
ago.I do know that his Father &Mother were Lucio/Luciano
Lopez and Petrolina Guerrero Lopez. My grandfather always mention
that his family was from Spain, but I am still trying to get some
kind of proof of that .Thanks again!!!!
Rebeluvr@aol.com Sat, 23
Hello, My name is Carlos V. Cavazos and I am currently living in
Las Vegas, NV. I ran across your website relating to the Cavazos
family history. I am wondering if there in any connection of my
family to this Cavazos on the website.
The only information I have regarding the Cavazos family is that
my grandfather, Santiago Cavazos, born July 25, 1902-Nov 24 1991,
was probably adopted by Isidro Barron when he was a child.
Santiago had my father, Blas Cavazos, born in 1935 I believe. We
are trying to see if there is any connection to the original
Cavazos. Most of the Cavazos in my family are in south Texas,
mainly in the Rio Grande Valley. I have one uncle, Juan Cavazos
living in Illinois. Please if you can email me any information
you can provide on any connection to the original Cavazos family.
I would really appreciate that. Thank You. Carlos V Cavazos, Las
Tabbatha Longoria firstname.lastname@example.org
I HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE LONGORIA FAMILY FOR 15 YEARS. WE ARE
SEEKING INFORMATION REGARDING A GROUP CALLED "ALLIANCE OF
DESCENDANTS OF TEXAS LAND GRANT". THIS GROUP IS RESEARCHING
THE LAND DUE TO THE LONGORIA'S. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON
THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. TABBATHA
Thu, 21 Aug 97
I have an inquiry. I am searching for the parents of Maria
Margarita ALMARAS. She was the wife of Marcelino SAENZ/SAIS.
Margarita died in Mier, Tamps, in the 1800s. She appears to have
been from Valle del Guajuco, now known as Santiago, Nuevo Leon.
There are no known civil/church records for the early time period
of Guajuco. Marcelino and her lived in Guajuco, Monterrey,
possibly Cerralvo, Mier, and finally, Texas. Margarita is not the
daughter of Jacinto and Michaela ALMARAS who were from the same
location. Thanks for any input, Manuel Quinones, Jr.
Sun, 17 Aug 1997
This is my fathers name. I am trying to find him, he was born in
Durango, Duarango Mexico about 1941. He may be residing in Texas
somewhere. He was the son of Juanita Galindo.
Fri, 15 Aug 1997
I am looking for Lino Treviño, Sr.(Starr and Brooks County) and
Victoriano Martinez family(Starr and Duval county)
Mary Robinson Griffin "JMG"@Sprint.Comm
Wed, 06 Aug 1997
Am doing research on my father side of the family. He was b.1911
in Wy. infacted Powder River. I have been told that his mother
was the daughter of a Spanish Sea captain. Last name was
Rodriguez. My grandfathers name was Charley or Charles Robinson
b.abt 1881.I thought I had found him from La. now am not sure. I
found him in the 1910 census in Johnson Co,Wy and it stated he
was a sheephearder from Melville,La. I stated looking in La and
from him at 19 years old with his mother and a sister named
letha, and brother name john. Then I recieved information that he
was married in 1903 to a Elanore Mc Daniels and they were found
in the 1920 census there in Port Barre, La. The reason I have
little information on my father side of the family is because he
left home when he was 11years old. And he never returned until
1947 after he was married to my mom. All he told her was that his
father's name was Charley Robinson and his mothers last name was
Rodriguez. If you could help with anything it would help me. I
know that it is in possiable to do some of this work and records
where not kept well. Thank you
Jobie Guzman JGuzm@aol.com
Fri, 1 Aug 1997
Would you happen to have anything on a Maria Guerra that married
Antonio Guzman Zapata in about 1905, probably in Monterrey? They
migrated to TX, where Maria died in about 1925 in Laredo. Antonio
& his children settled in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co. TX,
where he died in 1964. Antonio was Methodist. Do you know
anything about the Methodist Church in Mexico?
There is some confusion about Antonio's parents. We think they
were Juan Guzman & Luisa Zapata. Once in TX, Antonio &
three of his children used the name Zapata. However, my
father-in-law, the youngest & fourth child, elected to use
Guzman when he got his citizenship. I have been to the FHC &
reviewed their indexes for Nuevo Leon & some other states,
but have been unable to find any of the names I have.
I am not new to genealogy, but have just started my husband's
line & am a real greenhorn when it comes to Mexico. Any help
you can give me would be GREATLY appreciated.
Olivia Brady OBrady@compuserve.com
Wed, 30 Jul 1997
My maiden name was OTEY. My father was born in Mexico on Feb 1,
1925. His parents names were Doloris Olin and Ponciano Olguin
Otey, although on his birth registration his parents names were
listed as Olguin. At a young age his parents divorced and split
the family in half! My father has not seen his twin brother for
over 60 years. He came to the United States to study music at the
Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
Since my father lost touch with his father and has very little
information from his mother on his father, we have not been able
to trace the OTEY family name at all. I am looking for any
information on my grandfather, or even perhaps finding my uncle.
My father's memory is failing and it is very difficult to get any
details about his life at this time. If you have any information
at all, please contact me by email at email@example.com. I
Larissa LeBovidge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, 29 Jul 1997
I am seeking information about Marcos Solis JIMENEZ 1858-1936 m.
Tomasita Ramon b. abt 1860. They are from Bexar Co. His parents
were Juan Jesus Jimenez b. abt 1837 and Feliciana Solis from
Monclova, COAH, Mexico. Thank you,
22 Jul 1997
Thank you for making this space available for those of us seeking
our genealogy. I am seeking my father's family MOLINA, who
emmigrated from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. My grandfather's
name was Abraham Molina and he married Guadalupe Vargas. They
settled Pharr, Texas. My mother's family DE LOS SANTOS originated
in General Teran, Nuevo Leon. My grandfather's name was Zacarias
De Los Santos, an only son married to Avelina Trujillo. Any
information as to how I may obtain birth and death certifcates in
these provinces will be greatly appreciated.
Maria del Rosario Arce
Mon, 21 Jul 1997
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER INFO ON THE LAST NAME
ARCE or GALVAN or BRAVO, ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED
John A. Lopez Sat, 19 Jul
I am trying to get info on my grandfather Nativida Lopez who
always told us he was born in a place called San Jose De Medina
Mexico in Sept.18,1908..His father name was Lucio/Luciano Lopez
married Petronila Guerrero.My grandfather also had half brothers
and a sister Franciso Solis, Maximillian Lopez,Baudello Rivera
and Maria(Lopez)Perales.Any help you could offer would be greatly
Marilyn Galvan Sat, 19
I would like to know how to find information on my husband's
family. They left Zacatecas or Guanajuato, Mexico and lived for
awhile in Texas. Then they moved to Wichita, KS. All I have to go
on are a few names. I am not sure if they lived in towns or
states with the above mentioned names while in Mexico. The
surnames Galvan and de la Rosa are all I have. I do know the
first names and I have some dates. Will I be able to find out
anything at all? Thank you for any help you can give.
17 Jul 1997
My wife's great great grandmother was Catalina Campas, born 22
Mar1886 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She married Henry Jacob
Stover from Georgia abt 1905, possibly in Saltillo. They had 2
children, Katherine Palestine b. 15 July 1906 in Saltillo and
Henry Jasper 10 May 1908 in Saltillo. She died ,possibly of
complications of child birth in Saltillo on 23 Sept. 1908. This
is all I know of her. Would like to know parents and heritage,
and possibly where(graveyard) she is burried. I believe it to be
in Saltillo. Thanks,Tom
Joan Tregarthen Huston
Thu, 17 Jul 1997
My g-grandmother was Jesus Carrillo b. abt 1860 in Bacuache,
Mexico. She married Robert Fergusson abt 1878. I'm trying to find
her parents and also where Bacuache is? Any help would be
Deborah Mancillas Wed,
09 Jul 1997
I was so excited to find your thing (I not computer literate) on
the internet!!! My husband is of Spanish, Mexican and Indian
descent. his family came from first Spain, then Mexico and
eventually settled in Texas.
As of yet we can find no info on the surname of URANGA, other
than it is from the bask region of Spain. We try really hard to
find info on his ancestors, since he only really new his maternal
grandparents, it's almost impossible. PLEASE be patient while I
try to spell all this spanish stuff. Some of if I'll just have to
His grandfather was CATARINO URANGA, born in Colima MX, he was
educated well. His father was ALEJOS URANGA, who was bucked off a
horse and killed on a ranch somewhere in MX. He had two brothers,
Gregario and Fistino (phonetic). Also, two sisters Marje and
Petra. Catarino came to Fort Stockton around 1914. That's all we
know. His grandmother was Guadalupe Campos, she says she came
from Sierra Mohada (phonetic) but we cant even find this on the
Mexico map! She then ended up in Pearl TX, another thing we cant
find on the map.
In looking at your data base I also see you have info on the
surname of MANCILLAS (this computer stuff is all very new to me).
Mancillas is our last name but we know nothing at all about it.
My husband's grandfather was Octavio Mancillas. the story was
that his real last name was Meraz (phonetic), both his parents
were killed and MANCILLAS relatives raised him.
Any info you can help me with on the names URANGA or MANCILLAS
would be gratefully appreciated, also the only info we have. My
husband has constantly for years been mistaken for a native
american. When he tells people he's hispanic, some of them
!!!!insist!!!!! he's indian. So I know there must be some other
nationality mixed up in there as well!!
ScrubsRN@aol.com Tue, 8
I have been trying to find any newspapers that might have
serviced the Rio Grande City area during the 1910-1920 period.
The libraries in Starr county and McAllen have not been able to
help. I am looking for obituaries. Do you have any suggestions?
Levi D. Cavasso Sun,
06 Jul 1997
Searching for my grandfather, need to prove/disprove surname
cavayos/cavayoz. Married 12 May 1902 to Laure Broussard, in
Lafayette, Louisiana. First name Felix, marriage certificate has
cavayos. There were two issues of this marriage, Joseph, and
Isadore. I have been searching for fifteen years, reported to
have worked for a Railroad, and could read and write. Thanks.
Sat, 05 Jul 1997
My husbands family begins with Senovio RENDON born 1845
(estimated) children Feliciano RENDON Miranda born 20-Oct. 1869
San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico Any information, or help
thank you Annie
Annemarie Grado Quevedo
Tue, 01 Jul 1997
I am new to geneology research and I am investigating my New
Mexico heritage. I was wondering if you knew of
databases/websites/other people investigating the Quevedo or
Grado surnames. I have checked out the new mexico webpage andplan
to purchase some of their materials but am looking for other
sources. I know my Quevedo family was from norther Spain via the
mining towns of Chihuahua and most recently Casas Grandes but
don't know any more.
Tue, 1 Jul 1997
I am researching my wife's genealogy Zuniga- Ramos in Mexico. Can
you help me
where to begin finding the data bases. She also has an Estrada
were in GTO and Machuican too. Thanks KwCongrove
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