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March 9, 1731

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The Canary Islands Descendants Association was founded in 1979 by Rosalio P. Negrete.  Members are direct descendants of the Sixteen Original Families from the Canary Islands who answered the call of King Felipe of Spain to immigrate to New Spain to colonize Texas.  

The sixteen Canary Islands families arrived at the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar on March 9, 1731 and they founded the Villa de San Fernando now San Antonio, Texas.

Our Ancestors' glorious accomplishments include:

January, 2017

Membership Dues are due this month.

Go to the download page and download the Membership Dues Form.


Membership Meeting,

San Fernando Hall (SFH), 231 W. Commerce

Central Library, 600 Soledad St

Membership meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month.


January 21st, 10:00 am, SFH

February 18th, 10:00 am, SFH

March - No Meeting

April - No Meeting

May 20th, 10:00 am, SFH

June 17th, 10:00 am, Central Library

July 15th, 10:00 am, Central Library

August - No Meeting

September 16th, 10:00 am, Central Library

October 21st, 10:00 am, Central Library

November 18th, 10:00 am Central Library

December - No Meeting


Special Events

Sunday, January 29th

Our Lady of Candelaria

Mission Conception


Sunday, March 12th

286th Arrival and CIDA Ruby Anniversary

San Fernando Church

Plaza Club Frost Bank


Saturday, August 5th

First Civil Government Celebration

(Details to be announced)


Saturday, December 9th

CIDA Christmas Party

(Details to be announced)

San Fernando Cathedrial