Sunday, May 12, 2019

Celebrating Moms from the Past by Cindy Flores Martinez

Two of my favorite hobbies are genealogy and genealogy DNA, and now that Mother's Day is here, I've been thinking a lot about all the moms in my family tree. 

When I was a teenager, my mom’s maternal aunt gave me the names of her parents and grandparents and the places they were born. Years later, I found their handwritten baptism and marriage records online, which revealed more of my ancestors’ names. Many are described as "Indian" and “mixed with Indian".

According to genealogy DNA tests, the female line on my mom’s maternal side is believed to have lived in Siberia long ago. 

Records show that her descendants ended up in these beautiful mountains in southern Mexico (see picture below).

The female line on my dad's maternal side is believed to have lived in Mongolia

Her descendants eventually became some of the Native Americans of the Southwest USA.

I'm so amazed by all the miles that my ancestors traveled. I would give anything to know about the journey of those moms from my family tree. 

How did they get to where they ended up? How long did it take and how many generations passed? What adventures happened along the way? What a story!

What about you? What’s your mom’s story and the moms before her?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms here and a big “thank you” to our moms of the past!

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around HollywoodNew York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


  1. Goodness, you have learned so many interesting details about your ancestors, Cindy. Happy Mothers Day to you!

  2. Love your story. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Beautiful post, Cindy. Happy Mother's Day to you and your family!

  4. You have a fascinating family tree.

  5. Genealogy has really made finding our family history fun and easy. Have a great week!

  6. fascinating! Thanks for sharing what you've learned so far.