Monthly Archives: January 2013

Irish Lives Remembered A Resource to Help You Research Your Irish Ancestors

Irish Lives RememberredBelieve it or not there are many people in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico with Irish ancestors. I know this because of this regions rich history and the names that I occasionally come across on the church and civil indexes.

On the 8th of January Chris Paton made me aware through Google+ about Irish Lives Remembered a Genealogy Community and its free magazine.

I already downloaded two issues and they are great. Even if you don’t have Irish ancestors I recommend you read them since it is always helpful to see whats available and the stories are great.

You can visit this website here http://irishlivesremembered.com/magazines.html and can read more about the Irish in Mexico at wikipidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_immigration_to_Mexico.

Have fun and enjoy!

1909 Civil Registry Death index for Doctor Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1909 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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Numero	A		Folio	Numero	L		Folio
20	Alanis Eustolia		11 v	1	Lopez Maria		2
		C			28	Leal Soledad Maria	15
45	Cantu Juana		24 f	57	Loepz Teofila		30
46	Carreon Lazaro	        24 v	65	Lora Felipa		34
60	Cantu Nieves Ma	        31 v			M	
63	Cantu Narsisa		33 f	7	Martinez Juan		5
64	Cantu Ygnacio		33 v	24	Morin Donitilo		13
		E			37	Martinez Pedro		29
3	Elizondo Francisco	3 f	40	Martinez Eulalia	22
10	Elizondo Juana		6 v			P
		F			2	Pena Areopagita	        2
23	Flores Bonifacia	13 f	52	Pena Manuela		27
54	Flores Aurora		28 v			R
		G			5	Ramos Lus la de Ma	4
9	Garcia Juana		6 f	8	Reyna Elias		5
14	Garcia Santos Jose	8 v	11	Reyna Rosendo	        7
17	Garcia Eulogio		10 f	12	Reyna Castola		7
18	Gonzalez Romana	        10 v	13	Reyna Elvira		8
22	Gonzalez Eustorgio	12 f	15	Reyna Federico	        9
31	Garcia Manuela	        17 f	26	Reyna Josefa		14
32	Garcia Julian		17 v	27	Reyna Paula		15
33	Garcia Jesus de Ma	18 f	35	Rios Nepomuceno	        19
34	Guerra Emilia		18 v	42	Reyna Refugio Jose	22
39	Garcia Maria		21 f	53	Rios Tranquilino	28
43	Guerra Marta		23 f			S
44	Gonzalez Cristoval	23 f	29	Salinas Juan		16
47	Garcia Pablo		25 f	30	Salinas Justa		16
48	Gutierrez Brigida	25 v	38	Solis Ramon		20
50	Garcia Paula		26 v	41	Salinas Celestina	22
55	Garcia Crecencia 	29 f	49	Salinas Bernardo	26
58	Garza Cruz Maria	30 v	51	Solis Severo		27
59	Garcia Barbara		31 f	56	Salinas Evangelina	22
					62	Solis Narsiso		32
		T					U
4	Trigo Alfredo		3 v	25	Uribe Antonia		14 f
6	Trevino Lus Jose	4 v			V
19	Trevino Jose		11 f	16	Vasques Ysabel Jose	9 v
21	Trevino Ygnacio	        12 f	
36	Trigo Lus la de Maria	19 v
61	Trevino Justa		32 f

Source: FamilySearch

Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza, 1874 Marriage in Starr County, Texas

The following is the Marriage Record for Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza my wife’s 2nd great grandparents. They Married back in 1874 in Starr County, Texas. Several years ago I found the parents of Apolonio on a family tree in ancestry but it is now long gone. Unfortunately I have not found any documents listing his parents to verify that I have the right information and due to this reason I won’t list them here. Continue reading

1916 Index to Marriages of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

1916 Index to Marriages of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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					Yndice
Numero				        No. de
de Actas				Fojas
1	Melesio Garcia			1	Manuela Trevino
4	Cesareo Lopez			2	Maria Trevino
6	Tiburcio Cortez			3	Paula Zambrano
9	Sostenes Perez			4	Paula Martinez
10	Santos Gonzalez		        5	Elida Rodriguez
11	Diego Hinojosa			5	Ana Garcia
12	Leonides Cantu			6	Yrene Garcia
14	Alejandro G Guerra		7	Susana Lopez
18	Teofilo Gonzalez		8	Simona Ramirez
19	Pedro Gomez			9	Crisanta Saenz Garcia
25	Roman Olivo			11	Tomasa Perez
26	Alejandrino Ramirez		12	Matilde Hernandez
32	Marcial Garza			14	Modesta Abad
33	Wesceslao Tovar		        15	Lucia Rios
35	Julian Saenz			16	Santos Lopez
37	Eliseo Garcia			17 	Juana Reyna
46	Castulo Garza			21	Juana Garcia
49	Zaragoza Sandoval		23	Rafaela Barrera
50	Julian Garcia			18	Teresa Saenz
51	Miguel Marquez			        Santos Hinojosa
55	Adolfo Hinojosa			        Sanjuna Gomez
56	Gonzalo Garcia				Lilia Hinojosa
60	Exiquio Garza				Herminia Garza
61	Antonio Garza Perez			Cesilia E Hinojosa
66	Cleofas Ramos				Monica Barrera
69	Donato Barrera				Teofila Ramirez
70	Catarino Gonzalez			Amalia Hinojosa
71	Cervando Reyna			        Romualda Olivarez
73	Ernesto Garcia				Ladislada Reyna
77	Leocadio Silva				Silveria Barrera
79	Teodoro Hinojosa			Adela Garcia
83	Felix F Martinez			Otilia S. Salinas
84	Pablo Herrera				Cirila Salinas
88	Antonio Ramos Serna			Maria Ana Barrera
89	Valentin Barrera			Francisca Garcia
90	Gaspar Garcia				Felipa Silva
93	Ysmael Rueda				Lidia V Villarreal
C Mier Tamps Diciembre 31 de 1916
El Presidente Municipal en turno
Nicolas Barrera Hinojosa
Source: FamilySearch


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

UTPAbroncsSeveral months ago I had called the Starr County Clerk office and inquired if I could have access to their Marriage records. I was told yes and provided with location. I inquired if I could take a scanner, or camera and told that I could not. I asked if they had a copier and was advised that they would make the copy for $20.00. I asked for the prices and it was pretty much $20.00 per copy for any document in their archives. I asked if they could search for it and they said it would be $30.00. As you all know this is just a hobby for me and since I needed several images I opted for not going over since it was also 40 miles away from home.

Don’t feel bad this is not the end of the story, luckily for me, while conducting searches at the University of Texas Pan American’s Catalog I came across this title “Starr county records [microfilm]“. I promptly clicked on it and the following is what I found.

Publication Info. Austin : Texas State Library, 1990.

Description 27 reels

Contents

Film#       Title
1016443 Index to deeds direct vol. 1, 1848-1905; Index to deeds reverse vol. 1, 1848-1909
1016444 Deed record trans. vol. A & E, 1848-1883; Deed record (Orig.) vol. B, 1848-1852
1016445 Deed record (Orig.) vol. C, 1852-1862; vol. D, 1862-1874
1016446 Deed record trans. vol. F, 1879-1885
1016447 Real Estate record trans. vol. G, 1880-1883; vol. H, 1884-1886
1016448 Direct index to Probate minutes vol. 1, 1849-1939; Probate record vol. A, 1848-1861
1016449 Trans. Probate minutes vol. C, 1874-1888; Probate minutes vol. D, 1888-1898
1016450 Probate minutes vol. E, 1898-1907; vol. F, 1907-1915
101641    Index to marriages-males vol. 1, 1858-1972; Index to marriages-females vol. 1, 1858-1972
1016452 Marriage record vol. A, 1858-1872; vol. B, 1872-1889; vol. C, 1882-1893
1016453 Marriage record vol. D, 1893-1902; vol. E, 1902-1907; vol. F, 1907-1916
1016454  Declaration record vol. 1, 1883-1893; vol. 2, 1890-1902
1017265 Judgements & orders vol. 1, 1848-1965; Reverse index to judgements & orders vol. 1, 1848-1965
1017266 District Court record vol. A-1, 1848-1861; District Court minutes vol. A-2, 1848-1857; Trans. District Court record vol. 3-A, 1860-1879; District Court record vol. B, 1879-1866
1017267 District Court minutes vol. C, 1886-1892; vol. D, 1892-1900
1017268 District Court minutes vol. E, 1900-1907; vol. F, 1907-1923
1214-01 Tax rolls, 1849-1887
1214-02 Tax rolls, 1887-1910
Reel 1 & 2 Tax rolls, 1849-1910
2214.01    Survey record index, 1853-1947; Survey record vol. A, 1853-1878; vol. B, 1878-1881; vol. C, 1879-1935
2215.01    Survey record vol. D, 1917-1933; vol. E, 1935-1947; Field notes vol. 1, 1882-1917
2215.03   Survey record vol. A, 1853-1877; vol. B, 1877-1916; vol. C, 1878-1881.

Subject Public records — Law and legislation — Texas — Starr County.Starr County (Tex.) — History — Sources.

If you are into Genealogy like me, then you may already know that this is a treasure trove. Turns out the microfilms 1016452 & 1016453 contained the two marriage records that I was looking for. Guess what I went to the UTPA library and made digital images of the marriage records and all for free. Super convenient since the library is just a few miles away from my workplace.

By the way it took me more time to learn how to use the microfilm reader and computer that what it took to find the marriage records.

So if you are doing research in Starr County this is a great resource to get those needed records.

Happy hunting. 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.

Francisco Perez and Paula Contreras, 1911 Marriage in Starr County, Texas

The following is the 1911 marriage record for my wife’s great grandparents, Jose Francisco Perez and Paula Contreras. I think I am spoiled by Mexican records but I sure was expecting a lot more of information on Texas marriage records. It does not list the parents, where they were from, and their ages. Is there any other records to supplement this marriage record or is this it? I only  know whom their parents were since they are listed on their Death Certificate. Paula and Francisco were only married for ten years since she died in 1921 from a snake byte.

Marriage Record

Francisco Perez and Paula Contreras, UTPA, Starr, 1911, Film 1016453.jpg

Copy from the University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas Microfilm #1016453

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RECORD OF MARRAIGE LICENSES 221

The State of Texas,
County of Starr

To any Regularly Licensed or Ordained Minister of thje Gospel, Jewish Rabbi, Judge of the District or County Court, or any Justice of the Peace in and for Starr County, Texas – GREETING:

YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO CELEBRATE THE RITES OF MATRIMONY Between Mr. Francisco Perez and Miss Paula Contreras and make due return to the Clerk of the County Court of said County within sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this License. WITNESS MY OFFICIAL SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF OFFICE, At office in Rio Grande City the 23rd day of May A. D. 1911 E. Salinas [ L. S. ] Clerk County Starr County, Texas, By Deputy.

I Transito Villarreal J. P. , certify that on the 24 day of May A. D. 1911 I united in Marriage Mr. Francisco Perez and Miss Paula Contreras the parties above named. WITNESS MY HAND This 25 day of May A. D. 1911 Transito Vilalrreal J. P. Prect No 7. Starr County Texas .

RETURNED AND FILED FOR RECORD The 26th day of May A. D. 1911 , and recorded the 26th day of May A. D. 1911 E. Salinas, County Clerk By Deputy

Other Posts about Francisco and Paula:

1923 Birth Index of Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1923 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	Folio	Hombres		Num	Foja	Letra	Mujeres
6	3	A	Antonio Salinas		15	7	A	Antonia Alanis
39	17		Agapito Garcia		36	15		Amparo Chavana
41	18		Alfredo Perez		66	28		Arcadia Carranza
45	19		Agapito Garza		87	36		Amanda Hinojosa
53	22		Alfonzo Pena		137	55		Aurelia Perez
82	34		Arturo Perez		35	15	B	Benita Garcia
84	35		Abden Garcia		125	51		Beatriz Hernandez
95	39		Arturo Gonzalez	        75	31	C	Carmen Gonzalez
96	39		Antonio Gonzalez	92	38		Cesarea Pena
104	42		Aurelio Sepulveda	110	45		Corina Alanis
108	44		Amado Trevino		113	46		Carmen Trevino
118	48		Andres Lopez		134	54		Crescenciana Cantu
132	53		Andres Garcia		2	2		Cenobia Gonzalez
136	55		Antonio Alanis		5	3		Cipriana Garcia
73	30	B	Buena Ventura Zarate	24	11		Catalina Garcia
119	48		Batazar Pena		42	18		Clara Delia Vera
138	56		Bartolo Perez		143	58		Carmen Rios
56	23	C	Cleofas Perez		77	32	D	Dionicia Guerrero
68	28		Cruz Garza		131	53		Delia Gutierrez
112	45		Crispin Mendoza	       7	4	E	Elva Garza y Garza
130	53		Canuto Molina		9	5		Elida Garcia
43	18	D	Donato Garcia		14	7		Esperanza Trevino
112	45		Dario Mendoza		28	12		Eleuteria Salinas
10	5	E	Encarnacion Perez	32	14		Ema Garcia
69	29		Eliseo Tanguma		34	15		Elvira Arroyo
116	47		Efrain Lopez		46	20		Estela Pena
44	19	F	Francisco Perez	        50	21		Eulalia Cantu
55	23	G	Gregorio Salinas	62	26		Elva Elizondo
58	24		Gabino Salinas		85	35		Elena Perez
60	25		Gregorio Moreno	        90	37		Eveilia Saenz
86	35		Gilberto Salinas        93	38		Eusebia Lopez
100	41		Gilberto Garza		123	50		Evangelina Garcia
121	49		Gregorio Aguilar	141	57		Estela Canales
142	57		Guadalupe Garcia	48	20	F	Fidela Garcia
51	21	H	Hermenegildo Garza	124	50		Francisca Rios
111	45		Hector Alanis		4	3	G	Guadalupe Rios
19	9	J	Jesus Vela		30	13		Genoveva Alanis
23	10		Jose Alanis		47	20		Guadalupe Salinas
27	12		Julio Garcia		57	24		Graciela Lozano
52	22		Jesus Pena		94	38		Guadalupe Leal
80	33	L	Luz Garcia		67	28	H	Hortencia Canales
17	8	M	Mercedes Trevino	54	23	Y	Ynes Garcia
18	8		Manuel Garcia		91	37		Ysabel Gutierrez
81	33		Modesto Lozano	        3	2	J	Josefina Cantu
102	41		Manuel Garcia		12	6		Jesusa Torres
114	46		Manuel Alanis		25	11		Juliana Arevalo
126	51		Modesto Alanis	        31	13		Jacoba Salinas
140	57		Manuel Alanis G.	59	25		Juana Salinas
139	56	N	Narciso Vega		64	27		Juliana Benites
120	48	O	Octaviano Garza	        71	30		Juliana Cantu
16	7	P	Prisciliano Garcia	79	33		Jesusa Pena
37	16		Pedro Santos Lozano	115	47		Josefina Garcia
65	27		Pedro Regalado	        129	52		Josefa Regalado
78	32		Pedro Garcia		8	4	L	Luisa Rodriguez
117	47		Porfirio Ramirez	97	40		Luisa Vera
33	14	R	Romulo Hinojosa	        144	58		Lucia Alanis
70	29		Rogelio Gonzalez	13	6	M	Maria Garcia
72	30		Roel Pena		23	10		Maria Alanis
101	41		Ramiro Tanguma	        76	31		Matilde Pena
106	43		Raul Garcia		88	36		Manuela Vela
128	52		Ramon Vera		98	40		Maria Garza
29	13	S	Simon Rios		99	40		Maria Leal
49	21		Santiago Rios		107	43		Marcela Lopez
20	9	V	Valdemar Pena		135	55		Margarita Gonzalez
21	9		Victorino Ramos	        122	49	O	Odilia Cantu
74	31		Vicente Mireles		40	17	P	Piedad Flores
22	10	Z	Zeferino Pena		26	11	R	Rebeca Alanis	
127	51		Zenaido Vera		38	16		Refugio Vela
						83	34		Rafaela Pena
						89	37		Ramona Gonzalez
						63	26	S	Sanjuana Solis
						133	54		Sanjuana Rios
						103	42	T	Tomasa Marroquin
						105	43		Tomasa Alanis
						109	44		Trinidad Garcia
						1	2	V	Victoria Almaraz
						11	5		Valeriana Barrera
						61	25		Verta Cantu
						18	8		Victoria Garcia
Los Aldamas Diciembre 31 de 1923
L. P. Garza
Source: FamilySearch

Maria Francisca Ayala Chapa, 1811 Baptism, Valle de la Mota, Present Day General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1811 Baptism record for my wife’s 3rd great grandmother Maria Francisca de Allala (Ayala) Chapa. She was the daughter of Andres de Allala and Maria de Jesus Chapa. Her paternal grandparents are listed as Ysidro Allala and Maria Ynes Gonzalez. Unfortunately for me the document lists that they failed to provide information for maternal grandparents. Maria Francisca was married to Tomas Perez.

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 Francisca Ayala, Family Search, Baptism, General Teran, 1811, Pg. 532See Original

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 No. 199 Francisca Ayala espanola Pa.

En esta ayuda de parroqa. del Valle de la mota en veinte. y do de Octubre de Ochosientos once, Yo el Br. Jose Angl. Cavasos, Bse. Solemte. a Maria Francisca Allala espana. Pa. de Seis dias de nasida Hija Lma. de Andres Allala, y de Maria de Jesus Chapa, Abs. Ps. Don Ysidro Allala, y Dona. Maria yYnes Gonzalez, fueron sus Ps. Don Pamuseno Quintaniya, y Dona Estefana Mesa aquin. adverti su obligacion y parentesco espiritual, no dieronrason de los abuelos, maternos, y para qe. Conste lo Firme.

Jose Angl. Cabasos

Source: FamilySearch.org

1908 Civil Registry Death index for Doctor Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1908 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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Numero	Nombres		Folios
		A
3	Alanis Cesaria			3 fte
34	Alanis Candido			18 vta
		B
11	Bustamante Artura		7 fte
		C
15	Cantu Catarina			9 fte
24	Cantu Ybanez Catarina		13 vta
		Ch
33	Chapa Ma. Guadalupe		18 fte
		E	
17	Elizondo Juan			10 fte
		F
1	Flores Silvestre	        2 fte
18	Flores Antonio			10 vta
29	Flores Felipe			16 fte
		G
12	Guerra Dorotea		        7 vta
27	Guerra Juan de Dios		15 fte
31	Garcia Cristobal		17 fte
		H
2	Hinojosa Leopolda		2 vfta
14	Hernandez Baltasar		8 vta
		M
5	Martinez Antonia		4 fte
		P
10 	Perez Silvestre			6 vta
20	Perez Herlinda			11 vta
		R
9	Rios Miguel			6 fte
16	Rangel Bruna			9 vta
21	Rios Donaciana			12 fte
32	Rios Perfecta			17 vta
35	Reyna Salvador		        19 fte
		S
4	Salinas Lucas			3 vta
6	Salinas Yldefonsa		4 vta
7	Salinas Ma. Carmen		5 fte
23	Saenz Pulido Antonio		13 fte
25	Salinas Paula			14 fte
26	Salians Balderas Celsa		14 vta
30 	Solis Ma. Nieves		16 vta
		T
8	Trigo Felipe			5 vta
22	Trevino Cayetana		12 vta
28	Trevino Jose Ysabel		15 vta
		V
13	Vela Victor			8 fte
19	Villarreal Ma. Ynes		11 fte
36	Velasquez Severino		19 vta

Source: FamilySearch

Ines de la Garza, 1690 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1690 Church death record of my 8th great grandmother Ines de la Garza. She was the widow of Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and was burried in the Parroquia in Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico.

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 Ines de la Garza, FamilySearch, Monterrey, Church Death Record, Pg. 39See Original

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Ynes de la Garza espanola

En doze de Marzo de mil y siscientos y noventa Anos murio Ynes de la Garza viuda del Cappan. Diego Rodrigues, Confesso y resivio Los stos. sacramtos. de la Eucharistia y estrema uncion, se enterro en la Parrochial de esta ciudad con vigilia y missa de cuerpo presente y paraque conste lo firme.

F. Joseph Guaxardo

Source: FamilySearch.org