Sunday, April 9, 2017

Honoring a Texas Ranger

This weekend Linda Ramos and I went to a dedication by several organizations that were honoring a Texas Ranger of long ago, Antonio Coy (1799-1891) with a Texas Ranger Memorial Cross and other plaques that were placed at his grave site in San Fernando Cemetery No. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

It was a lovely day for these prestige honors to be bestowed on Mr. Coy.  Many of his family descendants were present from as far away as Eastern Arkansas. The speaker at the ceremony
Mr. Rudi Rodriguez spoke elegantly of  Mr. Coy, as did the numerous other guest speakers from many fine San Antonio organizations.

Linda and I go to as many historical activities as we can attend.  It gives us a lot of pleasure to participate in these doing.  For those who don't know yet Linda Ramos descends from Francisco Ruiz's line of the Herrera family and I descend from the Texas patriot and nephew of Francisco, Jose Antonio Navarro, through the line of Celso Cornelio Navarro.  We have hooked up going to these events, actually it was at one such event that we met.  Our friendship grows
each day as we enjoy participating in Texas History events.  Anyone can attend these functions.  You just need to see when there will be one that would be of interest to you and go.  I hope you are getting encouraged to learn your family history.  If you have questions about anything just ask.

Until our next meeting here on my blog or at one of my meetings at Collins Garden Public Library.  Keep watching for my next May meeting. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Want to know how you connect?

Learn how to find your ancestors.  It's not as hard as you might think and it is truly rewarding.

Just wanting to let everyone know the date and time of our next meeting on Navarro/ Ruiz and other family genealogies.  You'll find that many families who originated in San Antonio tie into these two families.  We will help you find your relatives.  Soon you will be able to discover things about your family you never knew.  Please plan on coming early so we can meet and greet you before we get the round table discussions going.  It should be a fun and informative night.  Children are welcome, after all they are the next generations and we want to pass on to them the passion of "Wanting to Know."

That's what captured me.

We will be seated in a square facing each other for all to participate.  Joining me that night will be Mrs. Linda Ramos.  She descends from the Herrera branch of the Ruiz family. Bring what ever information that you already have.  We'll help you to get started searching for your ancestors.

College students doing research on Texas Tejanos, these two Texans, or how family genealogy is a worth while endeavor.  Come join us.

Meeting at Collins Garden Library, Monday night May 18th at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Let me know if you will be attending, by phone or my email.  There is no cost to get involved.

Carol Cieszinski 2104151912
Look forward to seeing you all.