Molinar Family Tree
and connections through many centuries
This page shows the family tree for many people from the Terlingua area who descend from the Molinares and Francos of the area. It is my vision that many of you, whether a Terlingua descendant or not, will add to the family trees in the Family Search website. Who knows what surprising results may come from that? I don't know if any other group except perhaps the people from Iceland have engaged in such a project, but regardless, you can be part of this if you choose. No money to pay, just your time and effort.
Note: I will add to this page the path for this lineage to connect to Ponce de Leon. But be patient. I have a life and I do this in my spare time. But check back in a few weeks. Antonio S. Franco
Find your connection to Ponce de Leon
If you're impatient with me and want to find your own way through centuries of ancestors you can use the screen shot at the right from the FamilySearch.com site. The image above shows a path back to the last Molinar on record Cosme Molinar born 1610. But it ends there.
However his grandson, Diego de Molinar y Sapién is the doorway to the past. He was born on August 30, 1676 in Valle de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico (though, of course, it was New Spain then.) Diego was married three times and had 8 children by his first wife, 7 children by his second wife and (lucky for us who descend from him) 9 children by his third wife, María Theresa Cordero Domínguez including Antonio Eudovigio Molinar from whom the Terlingua descendants issue.
It is also María Theresa Cordero Domínguez that is the key connect to our older ancestors.
What you can do:
1. look at each name above María Theresa and check the Family Search id number which is four characters a hyphen and three characters. For instance María Theresa's id is L6MR-LMN.
2. Sign on the the FamilySearch.com website and search for that name and id number.
This page was created May 20, 2018 with incredible help from the Church of Latter Day Saints' Family Search website. They offer access to their site to anyone and do so free of charge. We all owe a great debt of gratitude to them and also to individuals who have voluntarily converted written records to digital information as well as the many who have spent hours adding records of their families or resolving duplicate records. By merging duplicate records all of a sudden your small family tree can become huge - even all the way to centuries ago. I encourage you to sign up for a free account if you don't already have one and to add your family information and merge duplicate records.