The Salinas and Saldaña Family


     Welcome to the Maria Irma Salinas de Saldaña and Lauro Saldaña, Jr. Family website. We hope that your visits to this site will be enjoyable and informative. Tracing your family roots is both rewarding and exciting. The purpose of this website is to preserve our family legacy  and ancestor history. It is with great pleasure to share our rich cultural heritage and cherished stories.  We invite anyone who shares our family roots to email us so that we may connect and share information. This website is mostly on my (Maria Irma) paternal Salinas, Guerra, Garcia ancestors. My maternal Gonzalez ancestry is evolving but much work still needs to be done. My husband's (Lauro) Saldaña-Cano family tree is progressing. Genealogy is never finished!!!


     The navigation buttons on the left hand side describe the following:


Las Escobas Ranch: Explains the founding of the ranch.


Jose Felipe H. Guerra: My paternal great great grandfather


Guerra Generations: Narrative of eight Guerra generations


Jose A. Salinas:  Story of my paternal great grandfather (Salinas)


Francisco Salinas:  All about my paternal grandfather and grandmother


Jose Pedro Garcia: My great grandfather (Garcia)


Ruben J. Salinas:  My father


Gonzalez Family: My maternal family


Salinas & Saldaña: Our family (Maria Irma & Lauro Saldaña, Jr.)


Saldaña Family: The Lauro Saldaña, Sr. Family


Pedigree Charts: PDF Documents of surname family lineages


Photo Gallery: Lots of pictures


El Rancho Las Escobas: The ranch today.


Contact Us: Explains where to be contacted.


Our Saldaña Family

Christmas 2013 

Front Row: Katherine, Ruben Sr., Irma, Lauro, Louie, Matthew

Back Row: Ruben, Jr., Becky, Carlos, Debbie, Victoria, David

Note: Ruben, Sr. & Becky's children: Ruben, Jr. & Katherine

         Louie & Debbie's children: David, Victoria & Matthew

Grandparents: Irma & Lauro Saldaña, Jr.

Where we live...

      We reside in Mercedes, Texas, the Queen City of the Rio Grande Valley, located on U.S. Highway 83 in southeastern Hidalgo County. Mercedes is a very historical town settled by ranchers in the 1770s. It was part of the Llano Grande Spanish land grant issued on May 29, 1790 to Juan José Ynojosa de Ballí. During the 1850s it was the location of the Anacuitas Ranch owned by Ramon and Manuel Cavazos. The City of Mercedes was founded in 1907 and incorporated on March 8, 1909.


     Mercedes, Texas is approximately 45 minutes from South Padre Island to the east and 25 minutes to McAllen, Texas to the west. It is about 8 miles from Mexico to the south. Our ranch "El Rancho Las Escobas"  is in Starr County about 90 miles west of Mercedes.

History of Mercedes, Texas