GLORIA CANDELARIA Spanish Genealogy Specialist

Gloria Candelaria

"A people that take no pride in the noble achievements
of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to
be remembered with pride by their descendants." Macauley

I am a native of Victoria, Texas. I am an author, historian, genealogist, and speaker who has been specializing in the Texas pre-Republic period since the early 1960s.  I have compiled and published six booklets that pertain to Victoria County, Texas that will certainly be of interest to those genealogists looking for their Spanish surnamed ancestors.



 Email me, Gloria, at [email protected] if you would like to order any of the books above or have questions.  Discounts given to scholastic institutions.



Meet My Parents and Grandparents


Gloria Candelaria is the founder and first President of the Victoria
(Texas) Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Society of Texas, or
VH-GHoST, organized in the summer of 1998.


My Family Trees

  Candelaria Family Tree

  Moya - Delgado Family Tree

  Somos Primos
  Hispanic Genealogical Society, Houston, Texas
  Tejano Association For Historic Preservation - Houston, Texas

  Texas State Library and Archives - Genealogy Collections

  Starr County Genealogical Webpage
  Calhoun County Genealogical and Historical Site 
  Cartography of the Lower River Grande Valley
  Dewitt County, Texas

  Catholic Encyclopedia

  LDS Family Search Page Home Page  
  Social Security Death Index at
  Roots Web Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
  Search for Surnames Thru   
 Old Spanish Documents of the Southwest
  Find a Grave - Cemeteries

  Victoria County and Victoria, Texas Historical and Genealogical Information
  City of Victoria, Texas Website
  Victoria County Genealogical Society

   Mexico Genealogical and Historical Information  
   Inventory of Mexico's Historical Sites
   Guadalajara Census Project. 1792 - 1930

  Texas Newspapers
  Victoria Advocate
  Port Lavaca Wave
  Corpus Christi Caller
  Houston Chronicle
  Laredo Morning Times 

 History and Genealogy Book Stores - Texas
 Borderlands Bookstore - South Texas Books

More Links

       Email Gloria([email protected]) if you need more information. 

Updated: February 20 2014