The following is the 1689 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor. They married in June 21st of 1689 in what is now days Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Antonio was the son of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala. Maria was the daughter of Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ines de la Garza. This document clearly indicates the parents as such.
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Antto. Prieto y Maria Rodriguez espanoles.
En veinte y uno dias del mes de Junio de mil y seis cientos y ochenta y nueve anos despose y vele a Antonio Prieto hijo del Cappan. Nicolas Lopez Prieto y de Maria de Ayala: con Maria Rodriguez hija legitima del Cappan. Diego Rodriguez de Mte.mor. difunto y de Ynes d ela Garza todos vezinos de este Rm. aviendo presedido las vanas en cinco nueve y doze de este mes y Ano: fueron testiogs el Sarto. mor. lucas Cavallero Alonso Ruiz y P.o de salazar y para que conste lo firme ut supra. =
Children of Capitan Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez Montemayor were as follows:
- Maria LOPEZ PRIETO
- Antonio Regalado PRIETO, born about 1700 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died bef 1729. He married on 25 Jan 1712 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Josefa GUERRA, christened 7 Jun 1697 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died bef 1741, daughter of Capitan Juan GUERRA CANAMAR and Juana FLORES ABREGO.
- Pedro PRIETO VILLELA (my 7th great grandfather), died bef 1745. He married Francisca AGUIRRE, christened 31 Oct 1693 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Pedro AGUIRRE and Mariana RAMOS ARRIOLA.
- Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 113
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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“
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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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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Facebook is very often overlooked as a tool and resource for genealogical research. Moises talks about how he uses Facebook for Genealogical Research and encourages others to use it too. Continue reading