Category Archives: Books

Captain Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon Colonizer of South Texas

The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon whom was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal. He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in 1712. He married Dona Catarina Gomez de Castro whom was the daughter of Don Antonio Gomez de Castro and Dona Nicolasa Baez de Trevino, on January 1, 1731 at the mining town of Boca de Leones, present day Villaldamas, Nuevo Leon , Mexico. Continue reading

Camargo Church Marriage Records 1764 – 1913 Grooms Second Revision

“Camargo Church Marriage Records 1764 – 1913 Grooms Second Revision” is another great resource for those of us doing research on our ancestors from Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico or the surrounding area.

Cover to “Camargo Church Marriage Records 1764 – 1913 Grooms Second Revision”:

Camargo Church Marriage Records 1764 - 1913 Grooms Second Revision.JPG

This book contains the Camargo, Nuevo Santander marriage records from 1764 to 1821 and the Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico records from 1821 to 1913. It also includes other marraige records obtained and archived in Mrs. Minerva Overstreeets Collcetion. They were also extracted and compiled from the Nuestra Senora de Santa Anna Catholic Parish Records of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico by SAGA

 

Where to read or buy this book:

The University of Texas Pan American has a copy in their catalog that can be checked out.

You might also want to search WorldCat for a library near you that may have this book.

Finally you can buy it from SAGA off their website at: http://www.sagacorpuschristi.com/

Related Posts:

 

Volume Three of Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Just wanted to let you know that I received earlier today the following email by Crispin Rendon.

Email:

This email is going out to everyone in my genealogy address book. There is no need to respond.

I have posted another volume online. Find a link below.

Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Three

http://home.earthlink.net/~nemexfh/sv3.pdf

This week, while doing research for additional Families of Santiago Nuevo Leon volumes, I came across something I had never seen before. I would like to share it with you here in a narrative form.

Maria Antonia Juana Flores Abrego was baptized on July 17, 1821 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon.

She was the oldest of three born to Pedro Flores Abrego and Maria Gertrudis Vallejo.

Pedro had been married before to Maria Josefa Lopez. Maria Gertrudis had seven children from her earlier marriage to Trinidad Prieto. After the death of Pedro, Maria Gertrudis marries a third time to Jose Angel Martinez and had a daughter with him.

This is where the story returns to Maria Antonia Juana Flores Abrego.  Five months after her mother Maria Gertrudis Vallejo dies, Maria Antonia (age 18) marries her Step-father Jose Angel Martinez. They had been granted a dispensation to marry.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

 

The Genealogy Legacy and Contribution of Jose Felipe Pena

Jose Felipe de La Pena will be a name that you will run into many times if you are researching the families of Ciudad Guerrero/Revilla, Mier, or Zapata county. His legacy to this areas genealogy research is immense with 20 books. He was an active genealogist and honored with the title of “Hidalgo” by the Bexar County Historical Commission for his contribution to family history in South Texas. Continue reading

Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 – 1864 Book I

The following book is definitely another great resource that you can use while researching your ancestors form Camargo, Tamaulipa, and the surrounding area. The following book “Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 – 1864 Book I” covers the Camargo Nuevo Santander baptism records form 1764 to 1864 and then the Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico baptism records from 1821 to 1864.

Cover of Book for Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 – 1864 Book I:

Camargo Church Baptism Records 1764 - 1864 Book I.JPG

It is indicated in the book that the baptisms contained in this book where extracted from the church of Nuestra Senora de Santa Anna Catholic Church Book XT.

If interested you can borrow it from the University of Texas Pan American.

You can also always check WorldCat to see if it is available in a library near you.

If you want to buy the book you can do so at SAGA’s Website.

Articles and Books by Richard G. Santos That You Should Read

Last month Alfredo Gutierrez made me aware of the passing of Richard G. Santos. Unfortunately I had never heard about Mr. Santos until I received that email from Alfredo. I quickly made a Google search and read more about Mr. Santos. Now I wish I would have had heard about him earlier and to have had an opportunity to exchange emails.  His articles are excellent and I thought that you should read them. Since I know you will find them very informative and his articles will bring the times that our ancestors lived into context. The following are just a few articles out of thousands that he wrote and a few books of the 37 that he wrote.

Some Articles by Richard G. Santos:

The following are some books that he wrote:

I highly recommend that you do a Google search to read more about Mr. Santos and also find more of his articles to read.

Cadereyta Church Baptisms Incl Grandparents 1825 – 1835

Just wanted to let you know about another great resource that will be very helpful if you are researching your ancestors and they happen to be from Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is another book that is published by SAGA and it is called Cadereyta Church Baptisms Incl Grandparents 1825 – 1835. Continue reading

Camargo Church Death Records 1764 – 1864

Last Saturday I wrote about Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882 and today I will let you know about another great genealogical book about Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It  is a book by the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA). It is titled Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882. Continue reading