Professor from a Tamaulipas university to present May 6 at 2 p.m.

People who descend from families of Burgos, Tamaulipas, and of those who currently reside in the Rio Grande Valley are welcome to attend the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “The Book of Marriages of the Church of Our Lady from Loreto de Burgos: 1750 – 1860,” featuring Carlos Martin Herrera de la Garza Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m.

In this presentation, which will be given in Spanish, de la Garza will talk about the following last names: Adame, Balli, Cano, Flores, Garza, Gonzalez, Guillén, Gutierrez, Palacios, Trevino and Zuniga. He will also provide information about methods and construction of the family trees of the last names mentioned. Much of his research included reviewing registered marriage licenses in Burgos, Tamaulipas.

De la Garza is a faculty member at Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (Autonomous University of Tamaulipas) in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His courses include teaching of scientific investigations and political theories. Since 1997, de la Garza has been researching the origins of family last names, which encompass Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and South Texas.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.