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In this episode Moises talks about the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, their catalogs, and how to request a document from them. He also talks about the book Origen de los Appellidos Garza Y Trevino en Nuevo Leon and backup service Dropbox.
The Descendents of Don Jose Manuel Goseaschea And Dona Catarina Malas de Echevarria is a very short book made and compiled by Jophn D. Inclan back in November 2003. Mr. inclans starts the book with the description of Rancho Viejo, Texas that as he mentions came from The Handbook of Texas Online. Jose Tomas Canales and Juan Nepamuseno Cortina are mentioned in this book as descendants.
The other last names mentioned in this book are Alderete, Cadena, Canales, Cavazos, Cisneros, Cortinas, De Leon, Gold finch, Gonzalez, Guerra, De La Garza Falcon, Menchaca, Ramirez, Tijerina, and Villarreal. So if you have any of these last names checking this book out is a must.
Cover of Book”The Descendents of Don Jose Manuel Goseaschea And Dona Catarina Malas de Echevarria”:
Where to get a copy:
Over all I only found two copies one at UTPA and the other one in the public library of Houston.
The following is the image and transcription of the 1680 baptism record of my 9th great grandfather Antonio Garcia Guerra, also known as Antonio Garcia de Sosa. His father is Pedro Garcia and his mother is Elena de la Garza Guerra. This document also indicates that his godparents were Captain Juan Cavazos and Clara de la Garza, they are also my 9th great grandparents through other family lines. I have yet to find any of Antonio’s grandparents. If you have any documents indicating whom his grandparents were please let me know.
Cut out of Original:
En seis de Junio de mil seiscientos y ochenta Anos en E[?] rrochial de esta ciudad Baptize y puse los Santos olios a Anto espanol hijo de Don Pedro Garcia y de Elena Guerra: f sus Padrinos el Capan. Juan Cavazos y Clara de la Garza: y p que Conste lo firme et supra =
Source: FamilySearch Monterrey Church Records
The Agualeguas “Church Death Records 1821 – 1880″ book is an excellent resource. Specially if you ancestor was from this Mexican Town in Nuevo, Leon Mexico or it’s surrounding area. This book was written by SAGA the Spanish American Genealogical Association back in 1989 as part of their “Escandon Project”.
As stated in the title this book cover the time period of 1821 through 1880. Once you find your ancestors within the pages of this book you can go over to FamilySearch.org to obtain a copy of the original document.
Cover of book “Agualeguas Church Death Records 1821 – 1880″:
You can browse familysearch.org to try and get a copy of the original church register here:
Where to obtain book:
I hope that you have found this information helpful. Let me know in the comments area if any of your ancestors are from Agualeguas.
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In this episode Moises talks about the online archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and books that contain information on documents held by the archives. FamilySearch Tree app and the U.S. Marine Casualty Cards Online Database are talked about.
I too often get emails and Facebook messages on how to locate a particular ancestor that has been found within the Civil Registration Indexes at We Are Cousins. I would usually do a quick search my self and email them the image or send them the link. As you can imagine this is allot of work and I am wasting time. Time that I can use to locate more resources for you or write more articles. That is the reason that from now on I will just refer people to this blog post.
Here you will find a video of how to use search on the blog and also on how to find a document once you have found one of your ancestors on one of these indexes.
Here is the Video: “How To locate Documents Listed On The We Are Cousins Civil Registration Indexes”
What Indexes are Available at We Are Cousins?
The following areas are available. Use the search bar on your right hand column to search the whole website for your ancestors name.
Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Dr. Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
I hope this helps you out on how to locate documents on this indexes at FamilySearch.
The United States Marine Corps History Division has created an online database of casualty cards that were issued when a Marine was wounded, missing, killed or deemed a prisoner of war. I believe that this is an excellent resource for all family historians and invaluable piece of history to everyone.
This database has cards form the following Wars:
- World War II,
- War Dogs,
- Interwar Period 1946-50,
- Interwar Period 1955-1965,
If you browse and find a family member be it a relative or a direct ancestor you can request their record by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to United States Marine Corps History Division Attn: Reference Branch 3078 Upshur Avenue Quantico, Virginia 22134
If you don’t find your ancestors or relative in the database don’t be discourage since it does state that they are still working on it and to check back periodically since they are still adding cards.
Screen shot of Website:
You can Visit this website using the following link:
I do hope that you find this website helpful or at least add it to your list of genealogy links since you never know when you may need to use it. Let me know if you do find someone or have used this resource in the past.
Almost forgot to mention it, I came across this resource on the blog of Shannon Thomas and you can read about her experience using this database by reading her blog post titled “US Marine Casualty Cards“