The Iberoamerican Genealogy Society of Texas

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Throughout my years of researching my ancestry, I have come to acquire knowledge of the people before me. I have to give credit to the authors of many genealogical and historical books that have helped me along my exploration. It may sound easy but I say to you that once you have to start searching for documents, records, and all that comes with it is quite a challenge. What makes the search… Read More


  If you have been able to trace your ancestry to several conquistadors and pobladores of Nueva Espana then this book will be of great reference to you. I ran into this book in the Fall semester of my senior year at the Jernigan Library in Kingsville, Texas. This book is in two volumes which contains short auto-bibliographies of the conquistadors and pobladores of Nueva Espana. Diccionario Autobiografico de Conquistadores Y Pobladores de Nueva Espana…. Read More

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott Maybe you are wondering what does herencia mean? When translated to English herencia  means heritage. Heritage is defined as “something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth”. Well, the heritage I speak… Read More