Somos Primos, June 2014, Letter from the Editor and Table of Contents is dedicated to helping you find your ancestors in Mexico but we, each of us is part of a greater picture. We are interwoven into what is the fabric of the United States of America. This is where many of us were born, live , and are raising families of our own. In celebration of who we are, our culture, and our ancestry I have made the decision to post in this website the table of contents that I receive each month from Mimi Lozano. In hopes of encouraging you our readers to also read this awesome news letter that is published every month. You can read the June issue here and all the past issues at

With nothing else enjoy,

Moises Garza

Somos Primos, June 2014, Letter from the Editor and Table of Contents

Dear Primos and friends:

Hope this summer is full of family fun and family memories, a time to relax and renew.

If you are involved with a family reunion, I hope you take lots of photos and share with readers. If your family is not holding an organized, pre-planned reunion, maybe this would be a good time to plan for next year. There are lots of published articles for suggestions on planning a reunion.

The April issue of Ebony had a wonderful three-page article, “Its a Family Affair” with lots of pointers on how to plan a reunion.

A very special thank you to submitters of articles and family stories, Cuentos.  I have not read one that I could not relate to . . in some way.  They joggles my memory and are really fun reading. Even tales of deprivation are uplifting, because the writer lived through it; the writer is the victor over the pain.  I hope the Cuentos encourage all of you to write and share who you are, and what you’ve learned from life.

First Writes got me started. There are four chapters from the writing manual available free online with the publisher’s permission at:  The categories are: Home, Mom, Dad, and Money.  Those four will get you started.

Also look around the house at family heirlooms.  You’ve kept them for a reason, what is the reason?

Usually we remember events because of an emotion attached to it. What were you feeling?

Un Abrazo, Mimi




  • We went to Congress to urge passage of the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act!
  • Pew Report: Millions of Americans changed their racial or ethnic identity from one census to the next Pew: Religious Affiliation of Hispanics
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media, If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don’t they have any? By Gabriel Arana
  • Opinion: Liberal writer on ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media’ Michael Barone
  • Be an Activist: Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Why, by Mimi Lozano “A Chicano is a Mexican-American with a non-Anglo image of himself.”  by Zita Arocha Ruben Salazar was a journalist living in two cultures, like me by Flor Flores Mexican-Americans show growing interest in genealogy Why Non-holiday in Mexico. Deserves our Attention by Dr. Lily Rivera
  • Cuento: Part 3, Other AID/W Assignments and a Retaliatory Transfer to Pakistan by José M. Peña Andy Garcia 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement NALIP award Jackeline Cacho Awarded Outstanding Women of the Year  by La Opinion Newspaper New York City native Rosario Dawson, is an “Actrovist”
  • Cesar Chavez’s link to Hector Garcia by Daisy Wanda Garcia Harvesting Hope, the Story of Cesar Chavez Filipino Americans and the Farm Labor Movement  by Angelo Lopez
  • El impacto histórico del filme sobre César Chávez   Por Armando García
  • ATTEND THE NCLR 2014 CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES and meet descendents of the founding families of the city of Los Angeles


  • Thomas Jefferson’s goal to discredit any rights of discovery by the Spanish.
  • May 3, 1693: Gregorio de Salinas Varona, Governor of Coahuila, May 1, 1718: San Antonio de Valero Mission founded Mexico’s “Cinco de Mayo: (5th of May) About Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza
  • The State Board of Education – A Texas Stonewall by José Antonio López Surprising American Heroes


  • Jess Perez, First Mexican Mayor of the City of Orange, CA


  • Medal of Honor Roll Call: Joseph C. Rodriguez by Robert J. Laplander De Los Santos Brothers Another fallen Navajo Code Talker Warrior has departed
  • Cuento: Soldados, Chicanos in Viet Nam
  • Cuento: Sea Story by Paul Trejo
  • June 6, 2014, Marks the 70th anniversary of “D-Day”


  • Congress is urged to honor little-known Revolutionary War hero by Richard Simon Keeping a Promise to Honor a Hero by Joseph W. Dooley Granaderos de Galvez San Antonio Chapter participate in King William Fair & Parade
  • Cuento: Robert Thonhoff by Mimi Lozano


  • The Serna Family and Your Family in New Mexico


  • Mexican cave skeleton reveals secrets of New World’s first people By Will Dunham About DNA, your Guide to Genealogy, from Kimberly Powell


  • Six Tips to Find Your Mexican Family History by Glen Greene New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day FamilySearch Adds More Images to from Philippines, Portugal, Spain, & United States


  • Renato Rosaldo, a World’s Leading Cultural Anthropologist Handbook of Latinos and Education, Theory, Research, and Practice, Edited by Enrique G.Murillo Jr., Sofia Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez
  • Muñoz, Corinne Martínez and Margarita Machado Casas Challenging Minds for 50-Plus Years: Felipe Ortego Immigration Options For Undocumented Youth “Dreamers”


  • Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, Sugar Man Finds Radio City Popularity of mariachi music on its way to becoming ingrained in the U.S. social fabric Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts How to Type Spanish Letters and Accents (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡)


  • A Free Gift From Victor Villaseñor: Dolphin Miracle plus your own key to Living Miracles
  • Great Latino Book & Family Festival by Kirk Whisler
  • The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, & Contribution by Juana Bordas awarded
  •  Nautilus Book Awards’ Gold Medal for best Multicultural/Indigenous Books
  • The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz, Edited and translated by Emilio Zamora
  • Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, Edited by Mary Caldera and Kathryn M. Neal
  • Making Aztlán: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement, 1966-1977 By Juan Gómez-Quiñones and Irene Vásquez


  • June 14th:  SHHAR Meeting, “Los Fundadores de Mexico” presented by Author/Genealogist John Schmal
  • Restored centuries-old painting back on display at mission Jose Vargas,
  • First Hispanic Affairs Officer with Santa Ana Police Department Santa Ana swears in its first Latino police chief, Carlos Rojas 2014-2015 Orange County Grand Jury Selected


  • Walking Tours of Los Angeles
  • Photos:  Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California ‘Magulandia and Aztlán’ to be part of Getty’s PST L.A./L.A. in 2017 My Whittier Blvd. Connection by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Cal State L.A. breaks ground on the Rosie Casals/Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Center


  • May 30- August 26: Spain’s Gilded Age On Display at SMU’s Meadows Museum Decade of feeding needy religiously by Kevin Parrish
  • May 28: Veteran Job Training and Employment Opportunities Fair August 2: Teodora “Teddi” Montes presenter at Nueva Galicia Genealogical Society of Northern California Conference Visita de Su Excelencia Ramon Gil-Casares, Embajador de Espana en Washington at San Diego
  • June 19 – June 21: 60th Anniversary of the Conference of California Historical Societies Two Californians Joined by a Grizzly Home Invasion California’s Latino Plurality Brings a Sense of Déjà Vu by Leslie Berestein-Rojas


  • History of  Latino/as in Washington State, by Jose M. Alamillo


  • My Days as a Colonist / Soldier with Don Juan de Onate – Part 5 by Louis F. Serna Sherman
  • Library to mark donation of 50,000 photos by Nicole Shine
  • A Big Showdown in El Paso


  • Cuento: Erasmo “Doc” Riojas  Shares Texas Memories
  • Cuento: Searching for Nopalitos in the Wooded Area Outside of Corpus Christ, mid 1940s by Refugio Fernandez
  • Cuento: Beneath the Shadow of the Capitol by Ramon Moncivais San Antonio Fights for Pink House  by Margaret Foster
  • 2014 Tejano Heritage Month Poster Contest Margil, Sor Maria Initiative Mujeres in Texas History by José Antonio López


  • 250th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Louis Nancy V. “Rusty” Barcelo, Ph.D. First Mexican American at the University of Iowa Illinois Latino Voice: Talking Raza with Rita Hernandez, Ph.D.


  • Mercedes Esposito Uses Her Store to Teach About The History Of The Incas “The Battle of Bloody Mose” Commemoration, June 21-22, 2014, St.

Augustine, Florida

  • New Jersey ‘Mormon Prom’ Draws Hundreds Of Teens For Celebration Of Modesty LULAC and the Maru Montero Dance Company, 22nd Annual National Cinco de Mayo Festival More than 60 pounds of gold were recovered from an infamous 157-year-old shipwreck


  • Black Airmen in World War II, 1941-1945


  • Photo: Dec. 1943: Navajo Indians, Southwest US, members of the 158th U.S. Infantry Oscoda/Mikado Michigan Indians and the Lindquist Photos Tejano Indians Alcatraz Prison, an Egyptian pyramid and an Arizona Native American sweat lodge, what do they have in common? by Mimi Lozano Dos registros correspondientes a Indios de la nación Comanche y Seminole.


  • Castrillo Matajudíos, Spain


  • Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria believed found on a Caribbean reef
  • Scientists Find Neanderthals Not Less Intelligent Than Modern Humans, by BIan Sample One of science’s greatest mysteries deepens: Did humans kill off Neanderthals?


  • El primer matrimonio del Señor General Defensor de la Patria Don Gerónimo Treviño Leal.
  • Libro de bautismos de la Cd. de México de ” San Pedro Regalado


  • Congressional Gold Medal Bill Going to White House After Passing Senate Copy of the Act to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, Borinqueneers’ shirt promoting 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal


  • El fotógrafo Jimmy Nelson Inmortalizo a 35 tribus  que están en peligro de extinción
  • Cuento:  A Heart-to-Heart Connection by Dr. Ana Nogales
  • Cuento:  The Power of Latino Leadership by Juana Bordas


  • A Measure of Her Unflagging Love by Gloria Del Mundo-Ong The Languages of the Philippines by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
  • The Month of June, Remembering Magic Is the Moonlight by Eddie AAA Calderon, Aurora, Philippines: a Place of Enchantment by Galo Gonzales (Poppo Olag)


  • Bocacio Alonso, de Bollullos del Condado por Ángel Custodio Rebollo


  • Amesbury in Wiltshire confirmed as UK’s oldest and longest continually-occupied settlement Let’s think about this . . . .
  • Application of Foreign Law in US Courts

About Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. Please feel free to contact me for anything.

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