Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities a Dissertation by Mary Jo Galindo

Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Ranching…

PARES – Portal to the Archives of Spain

Another great tool when researching South Texas and Northern Mexico Genealogy is PARES (Portal de Archivos Espanoles). Don’t forget to run your ancestor names in their archives search since it contains numerous collections pertaining to mexico and all of Spaniard territories before the 1800’s I found a document as old as 1695 which pertained to one of my ancestors dying…

New or Updated Records at Family Search

Family Search has added or updated the following records: Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection – Added more browsable images Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Civil Registration, 1859 – 1962 – New, Browsable Image Collection Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860 – 2000 –  New, Browsable Image Collection U.S. Social Security Death Index 1875 – 2011 Current up to August 31, 2011…

Abstracting and Transcribing Genealogical Documents

Abstracting and transcribing Genealogical documents is very important and sometimes crucial. You always want to verify your sources and what better way than finding an original document and either abstracting or transcribing it. Not to mention that things you will find when taking the time to read the documents, are priceless. As you may have already noticed I do a…

Family of Amado Capetillo and Abelina Suarez – Found In the 1930 Mexico Census

I found the following family which are ancestors of one of my brothers in law at familysearch.org and found the original image of the census at Ancestry.com. 1. Amado Capetillo was born About 1888 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He married Abelina Suarez. Abelina was born About 1891 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on…