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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Surnames of Nuevo León (Apellidos de Nuevo Leon) : Botello y Buentello, Cavazos, Guerra, Hinojosa, Larralde, Mier, Sepúlveda, and Zambrano

Have you traced your family back to Nuevo Leon. If so this book may be of interest to you. This book “Apellidos de Nuevo Leon” was originally written by Tomas Mendirichaga Cueva and transcribed into “Last Names of Nuevo Leon” by Edna Garza Brown back in 1989.

The last names that the author goes into detail are:

  • Botello and Buentello – This family tree starts with Capitan Don Juan Buentello Guerrero
  • Cavazos – This family tree starts with Capitan Juan Cavazos
  • Guerra – This one starts with Ignacio Guerra Canamar
  • Hinojosa – Tree starts with Diego de Hinojosa
  • Larralde – Starts with General Francisco de Larralde
  • Mier – This tree starts with Francisco de Mier Noriega
  • Sepulveda – Tree starts with Don Jacinto and Don Bernardo de Sepulveda
  • Zambrano – Tree starts with Nicolas Zambrano

With the exception of Mier, Zambrano and Larralde all of the above mentioned last names are in my family tree.

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The author provides sound documentation as to when and where the last name first appeared in any type of documents.

 Where to get a hold of this book:

Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761 – 1859

 Where your ancestors from Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico? If they were the “Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1761 – 1859 Book I” is an excellent genealogical resource. This book is a 200 page book that was compiled and crated by the Spanish American Genealogical Association out of Corpus Christi back in 1989. The information within the pages of this book can be found on the microfilm #0605442 available at FamilySearch.

The microfilm contains copies of the records found at the San Gregorio de Magno Parish of Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This book is the first out of three books. This book covers form A to G. Also this book is very important since these records are not indexed at FamilySearch. Ancesstry.com does have them indexed but you need the world subscription witch is Continue reading

Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon

Are you Garza or Trevino? Do you have ancestors with this last name? If you do you are in luck. Tomas Madirichaga Cueva has written an excellent book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon” (Origin of the last names Garza and Trevino form Nuevo Leon). This book starts with Marcos Alonso de la Garza (my 10th great grandfather) and documents about four generations of his descendants. The author tells that many of his sons took the last name of Garza and also many took the last name of Trevino from his wife Juana de Trevino de Quintanilla.

As you may be aware these two last names are very predominant in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. What is so great about this book is that the author only cites first hand sources and is very well documented. So far I have yet to find an error. In my opinion this is an excellent book for your genealogical research. Continue reading

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Six

On May the 30th I received an email from Crispin Rendon letting me know that his sixth volume in the Families of Saltillo Series was out. As I always do of letting you know, bellow is the email and the link where to download your own copy.

Mr. Rendon describes this eBook as folows:

Volume six contains marriage information found on film 605095. This volume, in a
series, continues with 500 records starting on October 1765 and ending on July 1774. The records are found on images 141-267. The plan is to create a dozen volumes of 500 records each. Basic information from the marriage records is presented along with other information gathered in an attempt to present two generations descendant reports. Not all marriages result in Continue reading

The Kingdom of Zapata

Here is a great book for anyone interested in the County or city of Zapata. It was written by Virgil N. Lott and Mercurio Martinez as a work to compile the history of Zapata county commissioned by the County Commissioners of Zapata county back in 1951.

The reason for this is mentioned in the book as follows,

The action was decided upon due to the inevitable inundation of a part of the county from the waters of the Falcon Dam which will destroy many of the historic landmarks of the county, including the county seat, Zapata, and other villages, many of which were founded in the early eighteenth century by colonists and their children, who were settled on this frontier by Escandon, the great colonizer of all time. The first colony on the north banks of the Rio Grande was at Dolores, Zapata County, Texas, in 1751, and from this establishment many of the present population of Starr, Zapata and Webb counties originated.

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Hidalgo County Ranch Histories

Did your ancestors owned a ranch or land in Hidalgo county. I hope that the following book may be able to help you in finding more about your family history and genealogy. The book is titled “Hidalgo County Ranch Histories” and it was edited by Frances W. Isbell and printed by the Hidalgo County Historical Society and the Hidalgo County Historical Commission back in 1994. Continue reading