Category Archives: Census

1757 Census of The Villa of Reynosa – El Padron de 1757 de la Villa de Reynosa

The following is the 1757 Census of the Villa of Reynosa that was conducted by Jose Tienda de Cuervo. I do hope that it does help you out in your genealogy research.

It is interesting to note that the document refers to the Villas name as being Villa de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas en Reynosa. Wonder whom ever came up with such a name. Let me know if your ancestors are listed in this census.

Transcript of Document:

Padron general de los Vecinos de la Villa de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas en Reynosa que existen al presente fecho en el ano de mil setecientos cinquenta y siete.

1. Don Carlos Cantu Capitan Reformado casado con Dona Maria Gertrudis Cabazos tiene dos hijos.

2 Don Juna Cabazos casado con Da Emeregilda de Ochoa tiene una hija.

3. Don Honofre Cabazos casado con Da Gertrudis de la Garza tiene Seis hijos. Continue reading

The 11 Families Listed on The 1757 Census of La Villa de Laredo

Our Genealogy Research can lead us in many directions and also lead us to find many documents. One of those documents that I came across was the 1757 Revista de Pobladores conducted by Captain Jose Tienda de Cuervo of La Villa de Laredo present day Laredo, Texas.

In total the document contains 34 pages but I only extracted the names of the people residing in Laredo in 1757. It is interesting to note that at the end it is mentioned that they are 11 families and I assume that the single households were not included. If you would like to see or read the whole document just click at the source link at the end of Continue reading

The 58 Families Listed on the 1757 Census of Revilla/Guerrero

The following is a list comprising of the 58 families listed on the 1757 Census of Revilla/Guerrero. This census was part of areport done by Captain Jose Tienda de Cuervo where he provides information on the General State of the Villas del Norte which had been founded by Jose de Escandon years earlier.

It is interesting to not that even-though at the end of the Revilla census it is listed that only 58 families reside there I found that a total of 60 entries were done. Somehow the two single persons listed living by themselves were not counted as families.

I was also disappointed to find that the names of the children, servants, and slaves were no written. In total 300 people were counted. The following list only contains the names of the father and mother.  Continue reading

Genealogical Studies of Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

If your genealogy research has led you to Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico then you are aware that many of it’s records have not been indexed by FamilySearch. But you are in luck www.eagleknight.com is a great resource when it comes to Cadereyta. They also have a great article about Paleography And Reading Spanish Genealogy Records. They have three books that are for sale that will help you in your research; Continue reading

1930 Mexico National Census – Free at Ancestry.com

Part of Image from Ancestry.com

The 1930 Mexican Census is available for free at ancestry.com

I already found family in the area around Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon and obtained some images. Will you find yours? I am sure that you will since this census has been labeled as the most important census of the 20th century with over 90% of the population participating.

It includes over 12.8 Million names and all of them have been indexed at Ancestry.com and are available for immediate search.

Unfortunately, I could not locate any family in the Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas area, since the whole Municipio of Miert appears to be missing. It is very likely that either they were not counted or the pages were somehow missing.

I also could not locate ancestors In the Diaz Ordaz area. I need to do further research to find out why, I just hope the information is there and the problem is me.

Well happy hunting, as for me I am still diving into it.

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