Author Archives: Moises Garza

About Moises Garza

This blog is an attempt to document my family and make you aware of resources that I find. I also hope that with this blog I can network with other researchers interested in this region and connect with long lost relatives. To keep up to date with this blog follow us with RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Contact me at moisesgarza@gmail.com

WAC-009: The Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

WAC-009 The Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

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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.
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The Descendents of Don Jose Manuel Goseaschea And Dona Catarina Malas de Echevarria

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.

1680 Baptism of Antonio Garcia Guerra in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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.

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Antonio Espanol

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 =

Joseph Guajardo

Source: FamilySearch Monterrey Church Records

Agualeguas Church Death Records 1821 – 1880

 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:

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I hope that you have found this information helpful. Let me know in the comments area if any of your ancestors are from Agualeguas.

WAC-008: The Online Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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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.
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How To locate Documents Listed On The We Are Cousins Civil Registration Indexes

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

  • Death
  • Birth
  • Marriage

Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

  • Death
  • Birth
  • Marriage

 Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

  • Death
  • Birth
  • Marriage

Dr. Coss, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

  • Death
  • Birth
  • Marriage

I hope this helps you out on how to locate documents on this indexes at FamilySearch.

U.S. Marine Casualty Cards Online Database

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,
  • Korea,
  • Interwar Period 1955-1965,
  • Vietnam

If you browse and find a family member be it a relative or a direct ancestor you can request their record by email to history.division@usmc.mil 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.

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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

1745 Marriage of Francisco Rios and Maria de la Rosa Rendon in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 The following is the 1745 church marriage record of my 6th great grandparents Francisco Rios and Maria de La Rosa Rendon, they married in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The parents of Francisco are listed as Xristoval Rios and Ana de Leon. The parents of Maria de la Rosa Rendon are listed as Juan Rendon and Maria Josepha Vega. I am a descendant of theirs through their son Manuel Angel Rios. I want to thank Marina for helping me locate this document. At this moment I am stuck with both of their parents, if you have any information about them please let me know.

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Francisco Rios and Maria de la Rosa Rendon, Cadereyta, San Juan BautistaMatrimonios 1710-1795, 1822-1828, Pg 74.JPG

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16 Franco de los Rios, espanol con Ma. Rosa Rendon donceya de esta mitra

Enesta Yga. Parrochial de la villa de CAdereyta en veinte y dos de Nove de mil sets. y quarenta y cinco anos; haviendo procedido todas las diligas q.el Sto. concilio de trento ordena; Amonestandose, entres dias fetivos inter missary solemnia: y no haviendo resultado impedmito. Alguno; case, y vele – enfacie ecclecie; a Franco. de los Rios, espan. de esta villa hijo lexo. de Xptoval de los Rios difto. y Ana de Leon con Ma de la Rosa Rendon, espanola, origa de esta villa; hija lexa. de Juan Rendon: y Ma. Josepha de Vega, Vez. de esta villa: fueron sus Padrinos Joseph Melo; y su esposa Manuela Ruiz: vez de la ciud. de Monterei: testigos de este matrimonio Dn. Joseph Lorz. [?] de la Lanza, y Joseph Franco. Palacios, todos vez. de esta villa, y lo firme -

Fr. Juan de Dios Medina

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El Ultimo Caudillo – Don Genaro Garza Garcia

Jose Viviano Genaro Garza García,  born in Pesquería Grande, Nuevo León, on the 3rd of December 1837 and died in Villa de García, Nuevo León, in Decemebr 14 of 1904, was a prominent Mexican lawyer and politician who served as Governor of the State of Nuevo León repeatedly.

He is regarded as one of the best rulers that gave the state important contributions to the political and social life of Nuevo Leon, for carrying out various upgrades: such as the introduction of the railroad in the state, the creation of new schools and also help the needy.

Here is a short biography of his by Antonio Guerrero Aguilar that I thought you might enjoy. This book is great since it will provide you with more information about the political climate in Nuevo Leon from 1871 to the turn of 1900′s. You also never know he may be in your own family tree.

Book Cover to “El Ultimo Caudillo – Don Genaro Garza Garcia”

 

Table of Contents Extracted form Book:

I. EL PUEBLO: LA PESQUERIA GRANDE DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

II. LA DIN ASTÍ A QUE DIO NOMBRE AUN PUEBLO: LA FAMILIA GARCIA

III. EL NACIMIENTO DE UN PATRICIO: LOS PRIMEROS PASOS

IV.SUSESTUDIOS

V. LA VID A FAMILIAR

VL SU VIDA POLITICA

VII. EL PRIMER INTERINATO1871-1872 (NUE VE MESES)

VIII. EL INTERINATO DE CUATRO MESES 1876-1877

IX. EL PRIMER PERIODO CONSTITUCION AL 1877-1879

X. DE NUEVO EN EL PUEBLO

XI. EL REGRESO AL A ESCEN A POLITICA

XII. ELSEGUNDO PERIODO CONSTITUCIONAL 1881-1883

XIII. ENTRE 1883 Y1885

XIV. ELTERCERPERIODO CONSTITUCIONAL 1885-1887

XV. UNA VEZ MAS EN GARCIA: EL OSTRACISMO POLITICO

XVI. EN VIDAHERMANO EN VIDA

XVII. UN TEMPLO COMO TUMBA

XVIII. EL PROBLEMADEL CACICAZGO REGIONAL

XIX. LAS DIVERS AS FACCIONES EN PUGNA

Where to Obtain book:

This book is available at FamilySearch for Download, just use the following link;

https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073920&from=fhd&