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Katharine Field Tarver, one of a handful of women active in education in Laredo in the late 19th- & early 20th-century Laredo, was born in Seguin, TX, November 9,1868. Her father, Capt. Tarver, organized a high school for the city of Laredo in 1887. Miss Tarver was first a teacher at the school, and then for many years (36!) was the principal. After being away from Laredo to teach at university, Miss Tarver returned in 1933 to serve as superintendent of the Webb County Schools. This delightful page, dated 2/4/1902 is contained in a memory book of one of Miss Tarver’s students, Ida Dodd. Ms. Ida Dodd’s memory book will be on display at the Villa San Agustin de Laredo Genealogical Society’s “Hoy y Siempre” [Today and Forever] program at the Library on October 27th, from 5 to 7 p.m. And yes, Miss Tarver did in fact spell her 1st name with an “a” and not “e.” She was also a member of the Merriweather Lewis Chapter of the DAR (Laredo’s local chapter). Katharine Tarver died in Laredo on February 17, 1945. Thanks to Ms. Sandra Gray, Ida’s granddaughter, for sharing Ida’s memory book.
#genealogymonday #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #KatharineFTarver #Laredohighschool #DAR #WebbCountyschools #Laredohistory #IdaDodd #DaughtersoftheAmericanRevolution
#holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredolibrary #laredoreads #laredohistory #history #genealogy #southtexas #riograndevalley
Look back at last Thursday’s posting, “Handsome Homes of Laredo” – the residence of Drs. Kenney still exists. The address to the home was tracked down by investigating city directories. The Doctors were not listed in either the 1900 or 1911 directory; the 1920 directory gives their address as 1603 Matamoros St. Although the house still stands, it takes some detective work to confirm. An article in the Laredo Weekly Times of September 10, 1911 reflects one possible reason why the Doctors weren’t in the 2 earlier directories. Not only does the article give Dr. Helene’s maiden name, but gives where they went to medical school.
“Dr. Charles Kenney and wife, Dr. Helene Lamoryeau Kenney, osteopaths arrived in Laredo yesterday to make their future home. The latter named practice already established in this city and left on a pleasure trip to her old home and while away she married to Dr. Kenney. They are both graduates of the osteopathic college at Kirksville, MO.” Thanks to Google Earth for the image. City Directories for Laredo can be found in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection.
#genealogymonday #DrCharlesKenney #DrHeleneLamoryeauKenney #laredohistory #LaredoTX #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #genealogy #familyhistory #laredogenealogy #housesoflaredo #StPetersNeighborhood #osteopaths #Kenneyfamily #Lamoryeaufamily
#holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #laredoreads #laredolibrary #texashistory.
Information included in 19th-century Mexican Civil Registrations of Births goes beyond the child’s name & sex, the date, time & place of birth, & parents’ names. The reward for genealogists and family historians are the names of both sets of grandparents! Additional information includes where the parents are from, the father’s occupation, and if the grandparents are living or deceased The names in this document are highlighted in yellow for easier reading. On 9 October 1891, at 2:40 in the afternoon in Santa Bárbara de Ocampo, Tamaulipas, a son, José Vicente, was born to Bernabé Gutiérrez, a merchant native to and living in Santa Bárbara de Ocampo, & Luisa Azpericueta, his wife. The paternal grandparents are Vicente Gutiérrez, from Spain (!), and Macedonia Ruiz, both deceased. The maternal grandparents are Felipe Azpericueta and Maria del Rosario Ramos, both living. It’s important to note the name “José” often appears as the first name on birth and baptismal documents; it is a convention of the Roman Catholic Church and may or may not appear on other documents for that particular individual. The same applies for the name “Maria” for girls. Thanks to Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org for making so many records from Mexico available!
#genealogymonday #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #mexicangenealogy #ocampotamaulipas #tamaulipasgenealogy #genealogiamexicana #TamaulipasMexicocivilregistrationbirths
#grandparents #ancestry.com #familysearch.org #Gutierrez #Azpericueta #Ruiz #Ramos
#holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #laredoreads #laredolibrary #laredogenealogy #genealogy #southtexashistory #southtexasgenealogy #southtexas #texasgenealogy #texashistory #riograndevalley #riograndevalleyhistory #riograndevalleygenealogy
Oral histories can be a fantastic resource for genealogists and family historians. Don't let the plain library bindings fool you - these books hide a wealth of information - stories about family members, neighborhoods and significant events, in both the life of the interviewee and in the greater community. The oral histories of Ramiro Sanchez, Peter Leyendecker and Francisco Peña (pictured) were done by Jerry Thompson in 1975, when he was on faculty at Laredo Junior College (now Laredo Community College). Dr. Thompson is one of 2 long-time Laredo historians; the other being Dr. Stan Green, who also had his students do oral histories. The Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection of the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library has transcripts of many oral histories done by professors Thompson and Green, and their students.
#genealogymonday #JerryThompson #oralhistory #LaredoTX #StanGreen #laredohistory #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #RamiroSanchez #PeterLeyendecker #FranciscoPeña #LaredoJuniorCollege #LaredoCommunityCollege #genealogy #familyhistory #holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #laredotexas #laredolibrary
Sometimes a family gets lucky and finds treasures like this small rose-colored moiré satin covered notebook. Felix B. [Benito] del Barrio documented his marriage to Pilarita [Maria del Pilar] Perez at 3:30 a.m. on 15 June 1868 in Arroyo Concepcion in Duval County, Texas, as well as the births of his first 4 children (the image here). But even with such good fortune, challenges abound. Handwriting (is that “D[iciem]bre” or “O[ctu]bre”?), spelling of names (“Adelayda” as opposed to “Adelaida”-seen in most later documentation), and birthdates of 2 children (Dolores & Felix) which obviously conflict with children of the same names seen in photos from 1884. To check out this mystery,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~delbarrio/
And the 3:30 a.m. hour for the wedding? Most likely it took a while for the priest to get to the ranch!
#genealogymonday #FelixBdelBarrio #delBarriofamily #DuvalCountyTX #laredohistory #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #PilarPerez #AdelaidadelBarrio #DoloresdelBarrio #AlfredodelBarrio #FelixdelBarrio #ConcepcionTX #holalaredo #laredo #laredotx #genealogy #primaryresources #genealogyresources #riograndevalley #riograndevalleyhistory #riograndevalleygenealogy #research #researchatthelibrary #libraryresearch #funatthelibrary #laredoreads #laredogenealogy
What do the surnames Montemayor, Treviño, Garza Falcon, Benavides and Lopez have in common? These surnames belong to many families living in south Texas and the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León, Mexico. Not only can these family names be traced back to the Spaniards who settled New Spain in the late 16th century, but the names are specific to families with Sephardic Jewish roots. There are many other surnames with Jewish roots, some of which are included in Richard G. Santos’ book, Silent Heritage: The Sephardim and the colonization of the Spanish North American frontier. A copy of this book can be found in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection.
#genealogymonday #NuevoLeon #sephardim #laredohistory #joeaguerralaredopubliclibrary #jewsinmexico #jewsinnewspain #conversos #Montemayor #Treviño #GarzaFalcon #Benavides #Lopez #jewsinsouthtexas #holalaredo #jewishhistory #riogrande #riograndevalley
Have you seen the Ancestry.com commercial with the man wearing lederhosen, who says he grew up thinking he was of German ancestry? Then, as a result of his research in Ancestry.com, he discovers his ancestors are from Scotland - and trades his lederhosen for a kilt! While you might not encounter anything in your past that will affect the way you dress, you will most likely discover interesting and unexpected facts about your family. The Laredo Public Library system has in-house access to Ancestry Library. Just look for the Ancestry link in our online catalog under "Library Databases." And feel free to stop by either the Reference desk or the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection for some assistance. Our Reference librarians are awesome!

#genealogymonday #genealogydatabases #ancestry.com #LaredPublicLibrary #JoeAGuerraLaredoPublicLibrary #LucianoGuajardoHistoricalCollection #holalaredo #genealogy #ancestry #laredogenealogy #laredohistory #riograndevalleyhistory #librarydatabase #database #riograndevalleygenealogy #webbcounty #webbcountyhistory #webbcountygenealogy #funatthelibrary #research #researchhelp #genealogyresearch #libraryresearch
redo Weekly Times – 14 May 1911 (p6)
Those Fierros brothers! Although Esteban Fierros was promoted to General Yardmaster for the National Lines of Mexico at Mexico City in compensation for his brave act of being the engineer for a train hauling troops along a dangerous stretch of track from Saltillo to Concepcion del Oro, the real news is tucked at the end of this article. The week previous to Esteban’s brave act, Chas. S. Fierros was arrested for smuggling firearms in violation of the U.S. neutrality act. See Carlos Fierros’ photo from #genealogymonday; photo in Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection.
#throwbackthursday #CarlosFierros #USneutralityact #MexicanRevolution #MexicanNationalRailway #EstebanFierros #holalaredo #laredohistory #mexicanhistory #mexicohistory #riograndevalleyhistory #riogrande #riograndevalley #nofilter
This dashing young man, Carlos Senac Fierros, was the youngest son of Andres Fierros, a successful customs broker in los dos Laredos. Carlos and his brothers, Esteban & Leocadio, were all supporters of Venustiano Carranza and the Constitutionalists. All 3 brothers served as officers in the Constitutionalist army. Information on the back of the photo mentions Carlos was the 2nd youngest man promoted to general. Esteban also had a fascinating military life. Check back here for #throwbackthursday to learn more about the Fierros brothers . . .
#genealogymonday #mexicanrevolution #laredohistory #fierrosfamily #constitutionalistas #carranzistas #mexicanhistory #holalaredo #historicphoto #borderhistory #mexicohistory #usandmexico #nofilter #nofilterneeded
When one thinks “revolution” along the Texas-Mexican borderlands, it is quite likely “Mexican Revolution” first comes to mind. However, many Laredoans would be surprised to learn there are a number of women in the city who trace their ancestors back to the American Revolution. The Lucy Meriwether Chapter of the NSDAR (National Society Daughter of the American Revolution) continues to be active in Laredo and Webb & County. As per their website:
“On October 21, 1921, a group of interested young women assembled . . . to organize a Laredo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Their charter is dated March 25, 1922. The chapter was named in honor of a great woman, Lucy Meriwether, who was an ancestor of five of the founding members.” (http://www.texasdar.org/chapters/LucyMeriwether/)
The Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection has a nice collection of DAR resources included among our genealogy resources.
#genealogymonday #DAR #NSDAR #daughtersoftheamericanrevolution #laredohistory #laredopubliclibrary #LucyMeriwetherChapter
#holalaredo #americanrevolution #books #bookstagram
Francis W. Seabury (1868-1946) was born in Virginia and moved to Texas in 1890. Initially he lived in Brownsville, eventually serving as the city attorney. In 1895 Seabury moved to Rio Grande City, opened a law office, and within a year was elected to the state legislature as representative for the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It was in this capacity that he collected and compiled a collection of genealogies of landowners in that area. The Family Tree Book is commonly known as "The Seabury Papers." The actual Seabury papers (the Seabury Collection) can be found at the Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. The Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection has a copy of The Family Tree Book in its collection of genealogical resources.
#Seaburypapers #BriscoeCenterforAmericanHistory #UniversityofTexas #hispanicgenealogy #texasgenealogy #genealogymonday #holalaredo #genealogy #familytree #riograndevalley #laredohistory
The flyer *almost* says it all! This is a reprise of the program held last November. This time, however, there will be more “hands on” with the paper resources. Feel free to bring information (names, places & birth/marriage/death dates) from your family. Meeting in Guajardo Historical Collection, Laredo Public Library. Questions about the program? Feel free to call us at 795-2400 ext 2237. #laredotexas #genealogymonday #genealogyforbeginners #mexicangenealogy #tamaulipasgenealogy #nuevoleongenealogy #southtexasgenealogy #holalaredo #laredohistory #funatthelibrary #genealogy #familytree
The flyer *almost* says it all! This is a reprise of the program held last November. This time, however, there will be more “hands on” with the paper resources. Feel free to bring information (names, places & birth/marriage/death dates) from your family. Meeting in Guajardo Historical Collection, Laredo Public Library. Questions about the program? Feel free to call us at 795-2400 ext 2237. #laredotexas #genealogymonday #genealogyforbeginners #mexicangenealogy #tamaulipasgenealogy #nuevoleongenealogy #southtexasgenealogy #holalaredo #laredohistory #funatthelibrary #genealogy #familytree
Members of the Spanish American Genealogical Association out of Corpus Christi spent numerous hours over many years extracting information from the LDS microfilms of parish records from churches in northern Mexico, particularly the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon. Although Ancestry and FamilySearch are fantastic resources, neither includes every genealogical resource currently available. Best not to forget to check out your local genealogical library’s collection of in-house resources, be they in print, microfilm or other format. Photo of resources in the Guajardo Historical Collection, Laredo Public Library. Come visit us!
#laredotexas #genealogymonday #SpanishAmericanGenealogicalAssociation #SAGA #mexicangenealogy #tamaulipasgenealogy #nuevoleongenealogy #holalaredo #nofilter
Tomás Sanchez de la Barrera y Garza (1709-1796) is considered the founding father of Laredo. Born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Sanchez served in the Spanish army, did some ranching in Coahuila, and eventually moved to the northern edge of the Spanish settlement. Sanchez established a ranch on the south side of the Rio Grande near the hacienda of Dolores, which was on the north side of the river. In 1754 Sanchez petitioned José de Escandón, the colonizer & governor of Nuevo Santander, for permission to establish a settlement. At the request of Escandón, Sanchez looked at lands further north toward the Nueces River. Failing to find acceptable land to settle, Sanchez resubmitted his request to settle an area on the north side of the Rio Grande, north of Dolores. Permission granted, Villa de San Agustin de Laredo was established May 15, 1755. Tomas Sanchez had 9 children with his 1st wife, Catarina Uribe, and 2 children with his 2nd wife, Teodora Izaguirre. This family tree is sheet number 1 (of 30) documenting the descendants of Tomas Sanchez. Compiled by Nick Sanchez, Sr. (5th generation descendant, now deceased), the documents are in the Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection, Laredo Public Library.
#genealogymonday #laredohistory #tomassanchez #nuevosantander #southtexasgenealogy #mexicogenealogy #laredopubliclibrary
#holalaredo
Among the many resources useful to genealogists are land records. In this case, maps and indices to Spanish and Mexican land grants in South Texas. The surveys, along with information about the settlements and the distribution of the lands (the porciones), were documented in the Autos de la General Visita (Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commission) in 1767. These items and copies of the Visitas are in Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection, Laredo Public Library. #genealogymonday #webbcountyhistory #zapatacountyhistory #laredohistory #southtexashistory #landgrants #porciones

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