The family name will usually appear below the Family Tree Icon indicating whose family tree you will link to. If there are unconnected lineages with the same surname, the first name of the earliest known member of that tree will be displayed.
Note: We are slowly adding family trees to all the families. It will be phased in gradually over many months. The Ybarra family was the first one to have a family tree.
What was Going On?
What Was April 2010?
We added the Terlingua Education section to feature a recuerdo by Juan-Paz Peña about his mother, Celestina Rodríguez Peña, an early teacher in the border area. This may be of special interest to the PCDL Reunion attendees.
Even those of us who will not get to attend the Pena, Cano, Duran, Lugo reunion are getting excited with the announcement of the reunion logo (shown above). I We have revised the existing pages on this event so that they all show the logo and have links to each other at the bottom of each page. We hope to add pages during and after the reunion with news and views of the festivities. This newer format may make it easier to go to the specific page you want to see. Go to the Events page and check it out.
Terlingua. We have many musicians in the descendants of Old Terlingua. We are very proud to see the Mendoza guitar be recognized nationally.
Coming to Familias de Terlingua:
Bob Wirt has outdone himself again submitting seven excellent Documented Research Reports. Look for the Bonifacio Vega Family research report soon.
We will soon be adding a new section about education in Terlingua. We are excited to kick it off by featuring an article on Celestina Pena in conjunction with the coming PCDL Reunion. Later look for additions to it about the various ranch schools and other teachers.
3rd Biennial Family Reunion
Click above to become a fan of Familias de Terlingua on Facebook. We give fans advance peeks at what we
are working on for Familias de Terlingua.
Eva Longoria Parker on Faces of America
Watch Eva tell about the tradition of "cascarones."
They tell about her family's history and experiences, many of which are shared with the Terlingüeños. We strongly recommend these video clips.
readers to supply us more information on these families.
April 23 - Nestor and Petra Carrasco family page we added photos and the names of their children.
We added an entry for the Pena-Cano-Duran-Lugo Family reunion June 25-27 in the Events page. It has registration information and the reunion schedule. We will be adding more information and photos to this event
April 18 - Linda Reagan posted a couple of questions on the Discuss Any Family page. Does anyone have information on Carl Thain responsible for mine equipment maintenance and
the Gard family? If so let us all know. Post your info on that discussion page.
April 7 - Elizabeth Rascon is a granddaughter of Old Terlingua. Her grandparents come from Old Terlingua. She is an accomplished equestrian. She won many competitions while living in the greater Dallas area and continued her competitions while she has been attending West Point. So many descendants of Old Terlingua make us proud; Elizabeth Rascon ranks up there at the top. She will be featured in a multi-page spread of Latina magazine. read more
April 4 - Happy Easter! Go to the Events page to see the cascarones that Ines, Jessica, and Kayla made to continue the Terlingua tradition of confetti filled Easter eggs.
Then watch the video of them breaking them over their heads.
Music of Old Terlingua
Lydia Mendoza - Pajarillo Barranqueño
A new page "Musica de Terlingua" is coming soon. The first item will be the Lydia Mendoza video accompanied by a short bio on Lydia Mendoza.
A new Recuerdo will be added to "Recurdos - Memories" about Lydia Mendoza.