WHAT'S NEW

A CHRONOLOGY OF UPDATES OR REVISIONS (MAJOR ONLY)

April 11, 2015 Major update and revision due to incorporating information from Libro de Matrimonios de Reynosa, 1790-1811; transcribed, edited and presented by Mario Javier Davila, 3 December 2014.
August 17, 2014 Added the lineages of some of our distant cousins whose Longoria ancestors remained in Spain. Made a few corrections to some of the existing individuals in my database.
July 14, 2013 Updated the database, adding birthdates and death dates for some individuals, merging some individuals, making a few corrections,and adding new individuals.
September 25, 2012 Updated the story of the Alcala Exodus. Updated the database, adding birthdates and death dates for some individuals, and adding 20 new individuals.
July 12, 2012 Corrected an error on the Americo Paredes family.
May 7, 2012 Updated the database, with a few corrections and addition of 162 individuals.
May 1, 2011 Incorporated some of the genealogical and land grant information contained in New Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas, a publication of the Texas General Land Office.
February 17, 2011 Incorporated some of the genealogical information contained in New Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas, a publication of the Texas General Land Office. RootsMagic corrected a software glitch when living persons were listed. 
December 3, 2010 Incorporated some of the genealogical information contained in Los Bexareños Genealogical Register, Volume XXVII, September 30, 2010. Also incorporated some of the genealogical information found in past issues (1998-2003) of El Mesteño by Homero Vera. RootsMagic corrected a software glitch with the use of "Ibid" in my listing of Sources (Endnotes) at the end of my database. 
November 5, 2010 Incorporated new research by Jose Antonio Esquibel, extending the Longoria lineage in Asturias by two more generations. Started showing all sources of my information in my database, with a complete listing of all my sources. 
April 22, 2010 Revised webpages on "Ancestral Homelands" and "Surname Origins".
Added family members of Pedro de Longoria.
Revised narratives on the maternal line of Lorenzo Suarez de Longoria.
Updated the database,with a few corrections and additions. 
December 21, 2008 Updated the database,with a few corrections and additions. 
December 24, 2007 Updated the database,with a few corrections and additions. 
November 27, 2006 Added a Family Charts section, with ahnentafel listings of my ancestors and my wife's ancestors and several relationship charts. 
November 21, 2006 Updated the database, expanding several branches.  Revised narratives to reflect the discovery that the Oidor Pedro Suarez de Longoria was the uncle of Lorenzo Suarez de Longoria.  Added a few photos.  Revised my list of Sources.
July 13, 2003 Updated the database, expanding several branches.  I HAVE REVISED MY DATABASE TO INCORPORATE THE RESEARCH DONE BY JOSE ANTONIO ESQUIBEL.  I now show a probable royal connection through Don Ruy Diaz de Mendoza, descended from an illegitimate son of King Alfonso XI.  The previous possible royal connection through Alonso de Estrada has been effectively disproved by Esquibel's research.
December 14, 2002 Updated the database, adding over 600 individuals.  Additions were made to many branches and I gratefully acknowledge and thank those individuals who provided some of the information.  In particular, I wish to acknowledge my newly found cousins from the Leandro Longoria & Florencia Diaz branch of the family.  My work in creating this website was hugely rewarded when they saw it and contacted me.
February 26, 2002 Improved (hopefully) the appearance of the website and updated several sections, making minor revisions to the text in some cases.
February 10, 2002

Updated the database, adding several hundred individuals to bring the total to almost 6100 individuals.  Persons making contributions include Wesley Jacobs, Roberto Rodriguez, Marciano Rodriguez, Zacarias Joel Olivarez, Brendeen Longoria, and others.  A major task has been to document the family trees of some of the original founding families from Encino, Texas.

April 26, 2001
  1. A visual tour of the Longoria ancestral homes in Asturias is now possible (see the Ancestral Homelands section), thanks to Luis Arias Argüelles-Meres, a Longoria descendant whose family owns the Casa de Longoria at Laneo in Asturias. Don Luis generously contributed photographs of all three of the Longoria solariegas, as well as photos of the village of Longoria. Don Luis is also an accomplished author, winner of several literary prices, who recently published a novel based on the true story of his great-uncle, Lorenzo Longoria. He changed the names of the characters and places in his novel, Último Tren a Cuba, but in all other respects the novel is historically accurate and gives a fascinating glimpse of life in Asturias in the early 20th century. For more information about Luis Arias Argüelles-Meres or to communicate with him, click on Luis Arias Argüelles-Meres.

  2. Estela Treviño Trigo contributed almost 200 more individuals descended from Juan Antonio Longoria and Maria Cayetana Cabazos. Juan Antonio was a grandson of Joseph Longoria and Geronima de Aldape. My database was missing one of the sons of Juan Antonio and Maria Cayetana, and many of the new individuals are from this previously missing line.  

April 11, 2001
  1. Diana Borja graciously contributed over 370 names to add to the descendants of JOSEPH LONGORIA and GERONIMA DE ALDAPE. This is a separate Longoria line whose ancestral roots have yet to be connected to the ALONSO DE LA PONTIGA line, but its more recent branches are becoming increasingly intertwined with the LONGORIA ALCALA family tree. Diana in turn acknowledges the contributions made by many other researchers, including among others Enriqueta Vela, Michael Salinas, Chuck Sanchez, Mary Galvan, Irene Silva, Amali Runyon Perkins, Athena Longoria, Esther Siller, Estela Trigo, Danny Villarreal, Tom Longoria, Dora Canales Byington, Dulia Hernandez, Tommy and Ana Thompson, Elisa Longoria, Leo Longoria, Lupe Moreno, Michael Hamilton, Virgilio Andrade, Carlos Longoria, Mike Tinney, and A. A. Champion. Questions about this line are best directed at Diana Borga.   Send email to Diana Borja

  2. Pedro Ramirez, Jr. added to the descendants of JUAN LONGORIA and MARIA LEAL. Juan was a brother of my grandfather, Eugenio Longoria.

  3. Irma Longoria Cavazos filled in some missing information I had on several individuals.

  4. Individual photos on more relatives were added.

  5. Early ALCALA family members in Jimenez were added, though I have not yet established their connection to my Alcala family.

March 1, 2001

Date the website was created.

 

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