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Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez

I recently came across a book about the descendants of my 14th great grandparents Juan Perez de Onate and Osana Martinez. It is a 189 page book that was compiled by John D. Inclan. This book contains a wealth of information and I highly recommend that you try and get a hold of it since this book has greatly helped in my Genealogy research. Its a must get book specially if Juan and Osana are also your ancestors. The title of this book is “Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez - Nueva Galicia- Nuevo Leon- New Mexico- Tamaulipas- Texas- Zacatecas 1460- 2000″.

As you can see just by the title this book contain information on families that lived in Nueva Galicia, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Tamaulipas, Texas, and Zacatecas covering the time periods of 1460 to the 2000′s. Make sure and check out the links of where you can obtain this book since there is a link for it online.

Image of partial cover of book”Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez”:

Where to get a copy:

  • WorldCat.org - Find book in a library near you. Check Now.

Even though the online family tree is by the same author I am not one hundred percent sure that it contains the same information as the book.  I just hope that this book and online resource is of help to you.

Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II

In case that you do not know I just want to make you aware that the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA) out of Corpus Cristy, Texas back in 1989 indexed the Cerralvo Church Marriage Records covering the time period of 1761 to 1880. This particular book “Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II” lists all the brides by alphabetical order by maiden name.

This book is invaluable to our research since as you may or may not be aware of the Cerralvo Marriage Church Records have not been indexed by familysear.org. They are only available at ancestry.com but that is more than $30.00 to get access per month. instead just look for this book or buy it off the SAGA website.

Image of partial cover of book”Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880″:

Remember once you find an entry to one of your ancestors you can obtain a copy of the original at familysearch.org. They are here.

Where to get a copy:

  • WorldCat.org – Find book in a library near you. Check Now.

Alonso de Leon Sus Descendientes – Alonso de Leon His Descendants

If you are a descendant of Alonso de Leon then you are in for a treat. Guillermo Garmendia Leal made a study that he named “Los Descendientes de Alonso de Leon” which is actually a complete study about the Founders of Cadereyta.

In the first chapter he shows his ten daughters and sons as well as their ancestors and in the second chapter he writes about the descendants up to the 6th generation reaching up to the 1760′s.  He mentions that he stopped at that year since after that the baptism records are available in Monterrey. Now days they are available at FamilySearch.org.

He also mentions that no books are available before that time and that between 1750 and 1760 the great exodus of Cadereyta begins to populate Tamaulipas and Texas. He does mention that some lines do reach up to 15 generations but that they are his wife’s own personal family lines up to 1992. Continue reading

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.

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&

 

 

 

Familias de Monterrery Sus Descendientes Tomo II

 This is the second volume by Guillermo Garmendia Leal about the founding families of Monterrey and their descendants. It was written back in 1993 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico. If you have traced your ancestors all the way to these founding families then this book will be an excellent resource for your research. Just be aware that the author mentions that he left out two families. One was the family of Diego de Montemayor and the other the one of Laonso de Leon.

In the book the author states that he will focus special attention to these two and will have their own book. Years later he did publish a book for each. You can read more about the one for Diego here Diego de Montemayor Sus Decendientes – Diego de Montemayor and His Decendants.

Book Cover of Familias de Monterrery Sus Descendientes Tomo II

 Families Mentioned in the book:

  1. - BARRERA, Melchor
  2. - BAEZ DE BENAVIDES, Francisco
  3. - BOTELLO DE MORALES, Francisco
  4. - BOTELLO DE MORALES, Pedro
  5. - BUENTELLO GUERRERO, Juan
  6. - CAMACHO, Pedro
  7. - CASAS, Bernabe de las
  8. - CAVAZOS, Juan
  9. - CHAPA, Juan Bautista
  10. - DURAN, Antonio
  11. - FAJARDO DE QUINTANILLA, Joseph Felipe
  12. - FARIAS, Juan de
  13. - FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO, Juan
  14. - FERNANDEZ DE TIJERINA, Gregorio
  15. - FLORES, Pedro
  16. - FLORES CARBALLO, Rodrigo
  17. - GARCIA DE LAS RIVAS, Manuel
  18. - GARCIA DE PRUNEDA, Luis
  19. - GARZA, Marcos Alonso
  20. - GONZALEZ, Marcos
  21. - GUERRA., Vicente
  22. - HERRERA, Bartolome de
  23. - IRIBE Y VERGARA, Francisco de
  24. - LOPEZ DE JAEN, Juan
  25. - LOPEZ PRIETO, Nicolas
  26. - LOZANO, Pedro
  27. - MARTINEZ GUAJARDO, Francisco
  28. - MONTEMAYOR, Diego (el mozo)
  29. - OLIVARES, Juan de
  30. - PEREZ, Fernan Blas
  31. - PEREZ DE LERMA, Juan
  32. - PEREZ DE LOS RIOS, Juan
  33. - PEREZ DE MOLINA, Antonio
  34. - RAMIREZ, Francisco
  35. - RAMOS DE ARRIOLA, Juan
  36. - RUIZ DE OCON, Alonso
  37. - SALAZAR, Pedro de
  38. - SOLIS, Martin de
  39. - SOSA, Baltazar de
  40. - TENORIO, Jusepe de
  41. - TREVINO, Jusepe
  42. - VILLAFRANCA, Mateo de
  43. - ZALDIVAR, Vicente de

Where to obtain this book:

Families of Santa Catarina Nuevo Leon 1750 – 1860

If you have traced your ancestors back to Santa Catarina Nuevo Leon then this books is a great resource. This books is an indexed abstract of Church and Civil Records covering the years of 1750 to 1860. It was written or compiled by Mark A. Philips and Richard C. Hernandez and published in 1997.

Cover of “Families of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico An Indexed Abstract of Church and Civil Records, 1750-1860″ 

Just so that you may get an idea of what you can expect to find in this book here is the table of contents.

Contents

Preface

Map

Introduction

I. The Community
II. The Church Building
Ill. Filmed Records
IV. Records Extracted
A. Baptisms: Santa Catarina & Monterrey Records
B. Marriages: Santa Catarina Records
C. Marriages: Monterrey Records
D. Marriages: Pesqueira Grande Records
E. Marriage Investigations
F. Monterrey Protocols
G. Burials and Last Rites: Santa Catarina

Abbreviations 

Baptism & Marriage Index

Appendix

A. Marriage Witnesses
B. Officiating Priests at Marriages
C. Monterrey Protocols
D. Burials, 1817-1819
E. Last Rites, 1819
F. Burials, 1852-60
G. Special Baptisms
H. Special Marriages

Postscript 

Index: Wives

 The baptism and marriage index is about 129 pages out of the whole book.

Where to find this book:

 

Four Books By Israel Cavazos Garza

The following are four books by Israel Cavazos Garza and one by his wife Lilia E. Villanueva de Cavazos that you can preorder today. These books are indispensable for genealogical research of your Nuevo Leon Ancestors. These books are also very hard to get and you will not find them for the same price anywhere else int he U.S. You can preorder your copies today for $40.00 each. Once I get 10 preorders I will place order and once I receive the first shipment of books I will mail your books out to you but hurry and order yours since they are first come first serve basis and only for a very limited time. This books will come directly from the Author.

Capitulacion de Felipe II con luis de Carvajal Sobre el descubrimiento y poblacion del Nuevo Reino de Leon

Author: Israel Cavazos Garza

Price: $40.00

Catalago y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1726 – 1756

Author: Israel Cavazos Garza

Contains extracts of civil, criminal, and land sale documents covering the time period of 1726 to 1756.

Price: $40.00

Catalago y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1756 – 1785

Author: Israel Cavazos Garza

Contains extracts of civil, criminal, and land sale documents covering the time period of 1756 to 1785.

Price: $40.00

Catalago y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1786 – 1795

Author: Israel Cavazos Garza

Contains extracts of civil, criminal, and land sale documents covering the time period of 1786 to 1795.

Price: $40.00

Familias de Nuevo Leon Su limpieza de Sangre

Author: Lilia E. Villanueva de Cavazos

Excellent book about the Jewish roots of families of Nuevo Leon.

Price: $40.00

Dolores, Revilla, and Laredo – Three Sister Settlements

While searching for a book at the University of Texas Pan American I came across this one titled “Dolores, Revilla, and Laredo – (Three Sister Settlements)” by Rogelia O. Garcia. It is a 51 page book that is very interesting. Especially if you have traced your ancestors to any of these three settlements as I have done for Revilla.

The author states:

“This small volume is the outgrowth of several years of research and is intended to commemorate the saga of the great and noble men and women who settled in the vast wilderness along the Rio Grande and left us a great heritage, their culture and ideals. The men of Dolores and Revilla were men of very liberal ideas, while those of San Augustin de Laredo were conservative. Their descendants are proud of them.” – Rogelia O. Garcia

The author also mentions that most of the information that you will find in this book comes form the;

  • Estado General de las Fundaciones Hechas por Don Joseph de Escandon en la Colonia del Nuevo Santander,
  • The Spanish Archives of Laredo,
  • The Archives of San Augustin Church,
  • The Papers of Mirabeau B. Lamar,
  • And other books relative to early Tamaulipas and Texas

Cover of Book:

This small book contains:

THE GREAT COLONIZER

  • Don Joseph de Escandon

VILLA DE NUESTRA SENORA DE LOS DOLORES

  • Settlement Declaration of Don Bartolome Borrego to Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo Liberal attitudes.

VILLA DE SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA DE REVILLA

  • List of original settlers - Inspection report of Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo.

THREE GREAT REVILLANOS

  • Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Col. Antonio Zapata. Historian Don Lorenzo de la Garza (C. Guerrero)

SAN AUGUSTIN DE LAREDO

  • Settlement Inspection by the Marques de Rubi -
  • Observations by Nicolas de Lafora -
  • Apportionment of the Land Some decrees and other documents Laredo Loyal to Spain -
  • Census report of 1823 Inspection report by Don Jose Maria Sanchez in 1828 -
  • First Company of the Presidios of Tarnaulipas.

THE FEDERALIST MOVEMENT

  • Work of Col. Antonio Zapata – Texans who helped Col. Zapata.

SAN AGUSTIN DE LAREDO 1836-1846

  • Laredo part of the Free State of Tamaulipas up to 1846. Influence of Cnpt. Mirabeau B. Lamar.

THE CONFEDERACY ALONG THE RlO GRANDE

  • The Benavides Regiment Muster Rolls.

MEZQUITE BLOSSOMS

  • Recollections of life at El Ranchito in the Borrego Grant.

I found several of my ancestors within the pages of this book. I highly recommend that you check it out. It is available at:

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Seven

Just wanted to make you aware that Crispin has released the 7th volume in his series of Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Bellow you can see a partial image of the front cover of the eBook and also part of the email that he sent out notifying me that he had just published it. This eBook covers the years 1774 to 1781.

Partial Cover of eBook:

Email:

I have posted another book online.

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Seven

http://home.earthlink.net/~crisrendon/scmv7.pdf

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

I highly recommend that you download your copy today since you never know how long it will be available on the internet.

Thanks again Crispin for this awesome resource.