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1925 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1925 Birth Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alphabetical order.

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  FamilySearch > Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 >
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Num    Foja    Letra        Hombres             Num    Foja    Letra         Mujeres
21	10	A	Americo Pena		7	4	A	Antonia Garcia
25	12		Agustin Garcia		76	33		Antonia Alanis
27	12		Antonio Chavana		86	37		Alisia Lopez
54	24		Albino y Antonio Lopez	43	19	B	Benita Alanis
67	29		Alfredo N. Gonzalez	81	35		Buena Ventura Garcia
72	31		Antonio Alanis		38	17	C	Carmen Garcia
103	44		Agustin Olivares	42	19		Conzuelo Alanis
128	55		Albino Lopez		115	49		Cruz Alanis
129	55		Agripino Leal		117	50		Constancia Pena
55	24		Aniceto Lopez		136	58		Corina Garza
39	17	B	Bento Flores		14	7	E	Esperanza Pena
52	23		Baldomero Garcia	37	17		Ema Salinas
57	25		Benancio Garcia		62	27		Evangelina Vera
66	29		Benito Salinas		68	30		Elisa Pena
2	2	C	Cervando Canales	71	31		Ermelina Lozano
28	13		Candelario Martinez	84	36		Emeteria Dominguez
65	28		Cosme Zapeda		92	40		Elena Dominguez
104	45		Cruz Alanis		122	52		Eglantina Pena
134	57		Candelario Trevino	17	8	F	Filosa Alanis
49	22	D	Daniel Garcia		18 	9	G	Guadalupe Manrique
119	51		Dionicio Garcia		26	12		Guillermina Lopez
31	14	E	Erasmo Perez		63	27		Guadlaupe Pena
77	33		Epigmenio Pena		78	34		Graciana Gonzalez
11	6	F	Federico Gonzalez	82	36		Guadlaupe Pena
19	9		Florencio Rios		16	8	H	Hilaria Salinas
33	15		Felipe Salinas		91	39		Hortencia Perez
36	16		Filoberto Salinas	125	54		Herlinda Salinas
64	28		Felipe Garcia		132	57		Herlinda Garcia
135	58		Federico Alanis		74	32	J	Juana Garcia
8	4	G	Gudalupe Briano		85	37		Juana Salinas
47	21		Guadalupe Salinas	98	42		Juana Ontiveros
53	23		Geroge Garza		137	59		Josefa Hinojosa
75	33		Guillermo Carillo	10 	5		Luz Vega
106	45		Guadalupe Lozano	15	7		Luisa Pulido
107	46		Guadalupe Garcia	88	38		Lilia Garcia
113	49		Gudalupe Salinas	5	3	M	Maria Olivia Gonzalez
34	15	J	Joaquin Garcia		12	6		Mercedes y Maria Garcia
45	20		Jesus Guerra		23	11		Maria Fela Garcia
48	21		Jose Santos Barrera	24	11		Martina Trevino
87	38		Jesus Regalado		41	18		Maria y Josefina Garza
89	38		Jose Garcia		56	25		Manuela Manzanales
96	41		Jesus Maria Vera	59	26		Manuela Ma Angel Trevino
102	44		Jose Lozano		69	30		Margarita Alanis
109	47		Juan Jose Salinas	73	32		Matilde Alanis
105	45	L	Luis Perez		97	42		Maria y Guadalupe Lopez
22	10	M	Marcelo Garcia		99	43		Maria Santos Garza
30	14		Manuel Rios		114	49		Margarita Pena
67	27		Matias Garcia		127	54		Maria Deanda Garza
79	34		Manuel Pena		124	53		Maria Refugio Lopez
94	40		Manuel Garza		32	15	N	Natividad Salinas
112	48		Manuel Gonzalez		3	2	O	Odilia Cantu
130	56		Macedonio Trevino	29	13		Olivia Gonzalez
60	26	N	Noe Pena		70	30		Olivia Garcia
100	43		Natividad Sepulveda	40	18	P	Paula Garcia
108	46		Natividad Leal		111	48		Petra Martinez
110	47		Noe Alanis		44	20	R	Ruperta Garcia
126	54		Noe Alanis		83	36		Rafaela Garza
13	7	O	Osvaldo Trevino		107	43		Rosa Aguilar
133	57		Osvaldo Alanis		123	53	S	Sofia Garcia
20	9	R	Ramiro Gonzalez		1	2	V	Victoria Aguilar
46	20		Raymundo Pena		9	5		Victoria Tanguma
50	22		Raymundo Castro		120	52		Victoria Pena
51	22		Ricardo Pena
58	25		Roberto Pena
90	39		Ramon Garcia
93	40		Rene Pena
95	41		Reynaldo Alanis
116	50		Ramon Moreno
118	51		Ramiro Pena
121	52		Roberto Vera
35	16	S	Simon Rios
131	56		Sostenes Garcia
4	3	T	Tranquilino Slainas
6	4		Tomas Garcia
80	35		Teodoso Aguilar
Los Aldamas Dic 31 de 1925
Timoteo Garcia
Source: FamilySearch

Nicolas de Ayala, 1741 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico

The following is the 1741 church death record for my wife’s 7th great grandfather Nicolas de Ayala. The following document also indicates that his wife was Antonia de la Garza. The document also indicates that he left a will which I have yet to find. Also he names his sons Joseph Baptista and Caietano de Ayala as his executors. It is interesting to note that Nicolas is my 10th great grand uncle since he was the brother of Catalina de Ayala my 10th great grandmother and yes their parents are our common ancestors.

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Dn Nicolas de Ayala esp.l

En veinte y sinco de Abril de setecientos quarenta y un anos seledio sepultura en el tercero Cuerpo de esta Yglesia con Cruz alta a Dn Nicolas de Ayala viudo de Da Antonia de la Garza vecinos que fueron de esta Ciudad sele administraron los Stos. Sacramtos. seledixo y vigilia como lo pidio en su memoria testamentaria que hizo ante el Alcalde Ordinario de Primer Voto Dr Franco Sanchez de Robles enlaque dexo a las mandas forzosas a do reales y por Albezeas a Dn Jun Baptista y Caietano de Ayala sus hijos y porque conste lo firme =

Br Juan Baez Trevino

Source: FamilySearch

1910 Civil Registry Death index for Doctor Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1910 Civil Registry Death index for Doctor Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is listed by alphabetical order.

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Mexico, Nuevo León, Civil Registration, 1859-1962 >
Doctor Coss > Defunciones 1882-1910
 

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No. de No. de
Acta					Folio	Actas				Folio
		A					G
5 	Alanis Tomasa			4 f	44	Garcia Tomasa		23 v
18	Alanis Lidia			10 v			H
		B				2	Hinojosa Leonor Ma.	2 v
8	Bustamante Consuelo		5 v			M
41	Balderas Jose			22 f	17	Martinez Lus de la Ma	10 f
10	Balderas Venancio		6 v			P
		C				24	Pena Lorenza		13 v
19	Cantu Tomas			11 f	28	Pena Francisca		15 v
21	Cantu Teresa			12 f	29	Pena Mateo		16 f
25	Cantu Eulalia			14 f	45	Pena Rodolfo		24 f
		Ch				49	Pena Serafin		26 f
35	Chapa Ramon			19 f			R		
		E				1	Reyna Alvara		2 f
6	Eliseo Angeles los de Ma	4 v	14	Rios Tomasa		8 v
46	Edesma Magdalena		24 v	31	Rios Bruna		17 f
47	Edesma Genaro		        25 f	32	Rios Marta		17 v
48	Edesma Baltasar		        25 v	42	Reyna Enriqueta	22 v
		F						S
16	Flores Eleuteria		9 v	15	Salinas Romana	        9 f
		G				22	Salinas Santos Jose	12 v
3	Garcia Lorensa			3 f	30	Saens Concepcion Ma	16 v
12	Guerra Rosario Ma		7v	33	Salians Merced Jose	18 f
13	Gomes Dolores Ma		8 f	34	Salinas Maria		18 v
20	Garcia Ygnacio			11 v	38	Solis Gertrudis Ma	20 v
23	Garza Merced Jose		13 f			T
26	Garza Tomasa			14 v	4	Trevino Juan		3 v
27	Garcia Lasaro			15 f	7	Trevino Agustin		5 f
36	Guerra Nicolas			19 v	9	Trigo German		6 f
37	Guerra Pilar Ma		        20 f	11	Trevino Jacinta		7 f
39	Garcia Rafael			21f	
40	Gonzalez Ramona		        21 v
43	Garcia Jose			23 f

Source: FamilySearch

Hidalgo County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American

UTPAbroncsOn a previous post I wrote about the Starr County records available at the University of Texas Pan American. On this post I will let you know what records are available on microfilm concerning Hidalgo County, Texas.

 

 

The Following is what I found on their Catalog:

Publication Info. Austin : Texas State Library, 1990.

Description 43 reels

Contents
1017237 Deed records, 1852-1927
1017238 Index to deeds direct vol. D-H, 1852-1927
1017239 Index to deeds direct vol. I-M, 1852-1927
1017240 Index to deeds direct vol. N-S, 1852-1927
1017241 Index to deeds direct vol. T-Z, 1852-1927
1017242 Index to deed reverse vol. A-C, 1852-1927
1017243 Index to deeds reverse vol. D-H, 1852-1927
1017244 Index to deeds reverse vol, I-R, 1852-1927
1017245 Index to deeds reverse vol. S-Z, 1852-1927
1017246 Index to deeds direct vol. C, 1852-1927
1017247 Deed record vol. A, 1852-1883; vol. B, 1853-1883; vol. C, 1877-1882
1017248 Deed record vol. D, 1882-1888
1017249 Deed record transcript vol. A, 1854-1896; suppl. vol. B, 1880-1912
1017250 Deed record transcript vol. A-B, 1852-1883; C-D, 1877-1888
1017251 Index to maps, 1800′s-1900′s
1017252 General index to marriages vol. A-Z, 1869-1857
1017253 Marriage record vol. A, 1852-1869; vol. B, 1869-1883; vol. C, 1880-1882; vol. D, 1883-1888
1017254 Index to probate minutes, 1800′s-1900′s; Probate minutes vol. A, 1852-1880; vol. A-1, 1853-1880; vol. B, 1880-1891

1017255 Probate minutes vol. C, 1889-1904; vol. D, 1904-1911
1017256 Index to civil minutes, 1800′s-1900′s; Inventory record vol. B, 1881-1913; Minutes of County Court, 1852-1878; Minutes of County Court vol. B, 1876-1894; Minutes of County Court vol. 2, 1895-1915
1017257 District and County Court minutes vol. A, 1853-1866; District Court minutes vol. B, 1887-1898
1017258 District Court minutes vol. D, 1899-1912
110801 Tax rolls Jesus Acuna-Diego Perez, 1852-1905
110802 Tax rolls Ventura Yanez-Railroad, Telegraph…, 1905-1910
2108.01 Survey record index, 1881-1921; Jim Hogg County Survey record, 1913-1941
2108.02 Field notes vol. B, 1881-1905; vol. C, 1896-1941; vol. D, 1883-1890.

Subject Public records — Law and legislation — Texas — Hidalgo County. Hidalgo County (Tex.) — History — Sources.
Other Title Texas county records

Happy hunting for those records. If you need for me to look for a record or get you a copy of anything on these microfilms look at my services page for pricing.

1917 Index to Marriages of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

1917 Index to Marriages of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Numero				
de Actas			Yndice
2	Andres Garza			Merarda Ramirez
55	Amando Ramirez		        Silvada Garcia
76	Abelardo Arizpe		        Jose Tamez
9	Candelario Garcia		Casimira Palacios
24	Eusebio Maldonado		Felicitas Guerra
51	Eulalio Lozano			Leonor Lopez
52	Eleuterio Leal			Margarita Olivo
81	Exiquio Garza			Barbarita Guerrero
10	Florencio Garza		        Sara Gonzalez
21	Fructuoso Barrera		Maria de Jesus Canales
31	Felix Garcia			Antonia Salinas
36	Fermin Nava			Emeteria Vega
39	Federico Hinojosa		Luisa Barrera
41	Felipe Gonzalez		        Juana Pena
56	Francisco Barrera Vela		Ramona Saenz
59	Felipe Lopez			Guadalupe Marquez
63	Fidencio Garza			Petra Garcia
77	Felipe Barron			Ruperta de Leon
15	Hermenegildo Elizondo		Aurora Garcia Salinas
43	Ynes Alanis			Estefana Trevino
3	Jose Maria Barrera		Guadalupe Gutierrez
7	Jose Maria Ramirez		Delfina Rodriguez
28	Jose Angel de la Garza		Elena Garza
57	Jose Garcia			Candelaria Gonzalez
26	Manuel Trevino			Mauricia Hinojosa
29	Natividad Gonzalez		Viviana Hinojosa
5	Octavio Saenz			Herminia Canales
65	Pablo Gonzalez			Cristina Barrera
68	Pablo Gonzalez			Luisa Lopez
13	Roman Hernandez		        Otilia Mascorro
64	Santiago Jaime			Maria Jaime
48	Urbano Garza			Adelfa Hinojosa
20	Valente Salinas			Rosa Pruneda
60	Wistano Garza			Loreto Guerra
C. MIer Diciembre 31 de 1917
El Juez Civil
Joaquin Ramirez
Source: FamilySearch


Indians, Padres, Settlers, Ranchers, Farmers, and Education – History in A Mural

I grew up in La Grulla, in South Texas. This small quiet town is only a few miles away from the river bordering Mexico and about 60 miles from where I was born and raised. When I was going through Jr. High I used to see the following mural each day for three years, 6th – 8th grade, and never got tired of seeing it. It would cause many questions and also remind me of the small Mexican town of El Arcabuz. El Arcabuz used to have a similar mural but instead of depicting the heritage of its area as the following picture does.  The one in El Arcabuz depicted the rise and birth of a nation, depicting characters as Miguel Hidalgo and Benito Juarez. I wish I had a picture of the one in Arcabuz but I don’t, I asked on their facebook page to see if anyone has one.

This is the Mural at the La Grulla Middle School taken by Jimmy Martinez

La Grulla Middle School MuralYou can see Jimmy’s post in Facebook and according to comments on face book the mural was painted in 1976 – 1978 by  Mr. Sergio Higareda.

As you can see the mural depicts this areas rich heritage and history. Starting with the indigenous people and then the effort of the church to Christianize them. Then we see the the Spaniard rule by the sword and the ranching that ensued. Then this area became part of the United States and towards the end we see farming that still continues to this date. Finally science and education.

Location of Convent of San Francisco, Monterrey – An Email from George P. Cervantes

I received the following email from George P. Cervantes and I requested him to let me share it with you since the information and links contained in it are excellent. The previous post George is referring to is Convento de San Francisco 1590 to 1914, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Subject: Location of San Francisco, Monterrey

Hi Moises-

First, thanks for your We Are Cousins blog – a lot of interesting information! I have a number of ancestors on my mom’s side from Tamaulipas/Nuevo Leon. I haven’t seen you mention any of them yet, but we have some ancestors’ last names in common (de la Garza, Guerra, Treviño).

Anyway, I’m just getting you some info on your 12/12/12 post about the location of San Francisco in Monterrey. Maybe you have your answer already, but I found some information on this not-very active blog:

http://clioregio.blogspot.com/2009/10/el-extinto-convento-de-san-andres-de.html

That information seems to place it near the present corner of Calle Ignacio Zaragosa and Calle Melchor Ocampo (which used to be called San Francisco).

This location seems to be verified by this US Naval Intelligence map (click on “Monterey”); it was published in 1919, but it looks like the information was gathered before San Francisco was destroyed. “San Francesco Ch.” is labelled “3″:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/mexico_handbook_1919.html

It also seems to be in this 1905 map in Spanish, where no name is listed, just a cross at the corner of S. Francisco & Zaragosa:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9302991@N05/3561352522/sizes/o/in/pool-471099@N24/

You can see the top of San Francisco to the left in this 1846 print, looking from the area near the Cathedral (the view is looking to the west-northwest, I think):

http://www.djibnet.com/photo/1846/plaza-zaragoza-monterrey-g-w-endicott-1846-3642634670.html#

and here’s a 1909 photo, from a distance – it’s in the middle right of the

photo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/italintheheart/3582796621/in/pool-monterrey_antiguo

So…it looks to me like San Francisco was located in the middle of what’s now Calle Ignacio Zaragosa, just south of present-day Calle Melchor Ocampo; probably facing more or less north (facing up Zaragosa). And, sadly, the building appears to be all gone – to say nothing of all the people buried there. According to the first article I mentioned, some of the artifacts are in the Museo del Obispado.

I hope this is helpful. Thanks again for your work on the blog!

-George P. Cervantes

Once again thanks George for the excellent information, I hope that you all found it helpful and informative as I did.

Here is a Picture/Drawing of the Convent of San Francisco

Convento de San Francisco Monterrey 1887, Past and Present by Hannah More Johnson

 

The Following is an overlay of a 1905 map and a 2006 map of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 

Convent of San Francisco Overlay, Monterrey Nuevo Leon mexico

 

X marks the location where the church was in 1905 and the current location today of where it would stand if it would have had not been demolished.

Update on Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

The following is a follow up email to the previous email form Crispin Rendon.

A few hours after my book review an upgraded version of the Nuevo Leon crime book arrived by email.

Corrected version (v1.1)

Without Accents (had been a section with accents)

The Logo remains but now as a ghost in the background instead of the bold in you face logo in the earlier version.

Thank you Genealogía de México!

As additional hype for this book see the following two case file descriptions that may interest some of you.

Contra el capitan Francisco Baez de Benavides, Alcalde mayor de las Salinas, sobre arrojo con gente armada a la Hacienda de Platas del Capitan Diego Villarreal extrayendo indebidamente las platas.

Encomienda hecha por el gobernador Juan Perez Merino al caudillo Diego de Ayala, de una rancheria de indios borrados intitulada aniguaras vacante por sentencia de 19 de octubre de 1693, del gobernador, general Pedro Fernandez de la Ventosa, en el pleito seguido entre Leonor de Ayala, vecina de esta ciudad y viuda de Francisco de Escamilla y el capitan Miguel de Escamilla, vecino de la villa de Cadereyta.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

See Previous email:

Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

1924 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1924 Birth Index of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon, Mexico in lists by male and female and in alphabetical order.


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Num Foja Folio Hombres Num Foja Letra Mujeres
2	2	A	Alfonso Amaro		18	8	A	Avelina Pena
5	3		Arcadio Pena		31	13		Antonia Lopez
56	22		Antonio Salinas		76	29		Amparo Torres
63	24		Antonio Lopez		20	9	B	Benita Alanis
22	9	B	Benito Pulido		45	18	C	Constancia Vera
70	27		Benito Gonzalez	        46	18		Carmen Martinez
77	30		Bernabe Barrera	        81	31		Carmen Salinas
118	45		Bonifacio Martinez	120	46		Conzuelo Garza
7	4	C	Cecilio Garcia		26	11	D	Dolores Perez
12	6		Candelario Garcia	50	20		Donitila Sepulveda
106	47		Canuto Gonzalez	        116	44		Dominga Martinez
19	8	D	Domingo Martinez	1	2	E	Elisa Ofelia Pena
72	28		Donitilo Rios		8	4		Eustolia Maria Lopez
39	15	E	Eusebio Alanis		32	13		Erlinda Salinas
42	17	F	Francisco Alanis	41	16		Elida Garza Pena
43	17		Francisco Guerra	48	19		Emma Gonzalez
57	22		Felipe Ibanes		51	20		Ernestina Cantu
61	24		Federico Garza		65	25		Enriqueta Gonzalez
113	43		Fernando Chapa	        71	27		Elida Garza
55	21	G	Gregorio Aguilar	78	30		Ernestina S Regalado
97	37		Guadalupe Ramirez	33	13	F	Francisca Pena
123	47		Gustavo Pena		67	26		Filomena Garcia
25	10	H	Hipolito Alanis		54	21	G	Gloria Chavarria
73	28		Horacio Garza		66	25		Guadalupe Salinas
79	30		Hector Garza		83	32		Guillerma Garcia
27	11	J	Juan de Dios Salinas	119	45		Guadalupe Garcia
29	12		Jorge Martinez		122	46		Guadalupe Trevino
40	16		Jesus Zeferino Perez	24	10	H	Horalia Alanis
74	29		Jesus Garcia		85	33		Herminia Lopez
87	33		Jose Elizondo		62	24	Y	Yolanda Ofelia Vela
91	35		Jacinto Benites		35	14	J	Josefa Garcia
92	35		Juan Garcia		47	18		Jesusa Trevino
98	37		Jose Cantu		58	22		Juana Rodriguez
111	42		Justo Martinez		69	27		Josefina Leal
96	37	L	Lucio Medina		102	39		Josefa Rios
101	39		Lus Garcia		30	12	L	Lus Bernal
3	2	M	Manuel Garcia		15	7		Luisa Leal
75	29		Manuel Vera Hinojosa	23	10	M	Madrona Lopez
110	42		Manuel Pena Pena	28	12		Maria Martinez Gonzalez
59	23	O	Ovidio Pena		36	14		Margarita Pena
100	38		Olegario Cantu		52	20		Margarita Alanis
9	5	P	Pablo Rios		64	25		Maria Luisa Alanis
16	7	R	Regino Salinas		80	31		Maria Deidad Barrera
21	9		Rafael Lopez		86	33		Manuela Cantu
34	14		Ramiro Garcia		90	34		Maria Esperanza P Gomez
38	15		Raul Hinojosa		93	36		Maria Isabel Gutierrez
49	19		Raul Garza		114	44		Maria Gutierrez
53	21	R	Romeo Salinas		115	44		Maria del Socorro Gonzalez
95	36		Ramiro Cavazos	        117	45		Maria Martinez
105	40		Rodolfo Garza		121	46		Minerva Gonzalez
107	41		Roberto Pena		4	3	O	Otila Garza
108	41		Ramon Salinas		13	6		Ovidia Leal
112	43		Refugio Ramos		6	3	P	Paula Lozano
94	36	S	Serafin Pena		14	7		Petra Salinas
104	40		Santos Mendoza	        17	8		Paula Garza
109	42		Severo Alanis		44	17		Paula Pena
10	5	V	Valdemar Vera		68	26		Pura Delfa Rios
60	23	Z	Zaragoza Alanis 	82	32		Paula Vera
						88	34		Paula Lopez
						37	15	R	Rosalia Garcia
						89	34		Rosa Garza
						103	39		Reofraja salians
						11	5	S	Soledad S. Lopez
						99	38		Simona Rodriguez
						84	32	V	Velia Vera
Los Aldamas Diciembre 31 de 1924
Eulalio Salinas
Source: FamilySearch

Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

Earlier today I received the following email from Crispin Rendon. It is his review of the just released book named, Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 to 1900 it literally translates to Nuevo Leon: Criminal cases 1600 to 1900. After you read the email you can read my opinion about the book.

Email from Crispin Rendon:

This email is going out to everyone in my genealogy address book.

I think some of you may be interested.

There is no need to respond.

Nuevo Leon Crime Book Review

Nuevo León: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900

Book in pdf format sold at $73.32 U.S. Dollars (I used PayPal)

The book was sent as an email attachment (no shipping fee required)

http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

For further information contact

Benicio Samuel Sanchez

Genealogista e Historiador Familiar

Email: samuelsanchez@genealogia.org.mx

This book is 568 pages without an index but could have been 200 with some judicious formatting changes.

This book is a listing of criminal cases from the Mexican State of Nuveo Leon.

A total of 1,106 criminal cases dating from Nov 23, 1621 to Apr 19 1897

1600s(186 cases)

1700s(456 cases)

1800s(464 cases)

Each case is laid out in the follow data fields:

Fondo, Seccion de Fondo, Serie, Titulo, Lenga, Luga, Fecha, Fojas, Coleccion, Volumen, Expediente, Folio, Notas, Descipcion.

All of the Lengua fields have “ESPAÑOL” and all of Coleccion fields have “CAUSAS CRIMINALES”. (Word Bloat?)

24 records have no title or description given.

Inconsistent use of accents marks make a pdf reader Seach feature a hit or miss.

If you search for Valle de PILON your search will miss VALLE DEL PILÓN

Descriptions are short and may be identical to the title field.

The large Genealogia logo watermark found centered on each page is sure to annoy most readers

This book could benefit from some more editing.

Why is this book important?

I see it as a valuable resource.

Today, we learn about crime from newspapers, television and radio. Why is it presented to us at all?

I think it is because we want to know about it! If daily crime is not enough for us, we read crime novels.

I read the whole book in two days. That is more crime than you will every find in a crime novel.

There is little or no genealogy information in this book but I found some of the people presented in this book also in my genealogy database. Some were criminals and others victims.

One women, appearing in this book also will be found in my soon to appear “Families of Salinas Victoria” book. She beat her servant to death.

Juliana de las Casas, who is an ancestor to thousands of people in my database, appears as a victim.

There are few other cases of people found in my records.

The bottom line is if you want to know more about any of these crimes you have the details in the book for how to find it in the archives.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

My Opinion:

I hope that this email either helps you decide as to weather buy the book or not. A few days ago I saw Benicio’s post on his website and thus was excited just by the name of the book, but then when he showed a sample of one of the entries I made up my mind to not even bother with it. Since I immediately recognized that it had the same format from the Archives of Monterrey Website. You can get the link on my previous post Archivos Historicos de Monterrey – Historical Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico but, I might be mistaken.

Once you are at the Website for the Monterrey Archives, you can select Spanol as Lengua and then Colleccion Causas Criminales and finally press buscar and you will get the hundreds if not thousands of cases not just of Monterrey but surrounding localities such as Cerralvo.

What I am really exited and can’t wait for is Crispin’s book, Families of Salinas Victoria. His books are the best! Please leave your comments on the comment section.