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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.

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:

Do You Have A Cavazo’s Connection?

If you do have a Cavazo’s connection you might be interested in attending this Sunday to the presentation hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society. The presentation will be titled “Do You Have a Cavazos Connection?”. I bet you do since this last name is very popular in Northeastern Mexico and South Texas.

The presentation will be conducted by members of the RGVHGS, Carlos Cantu, Dr. Alonzo Cavazos, and Irene Silva. I do know that they are compiling family trees to try and link up everyone that may be a Cavazos descendant, but if you want to find out you will need to attend in person.

Do you have a Cavazos connection?

The presentation will be at the Harlingen public Library this coming June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM. I already made arrangements to be present. Have you?

Let me know if you are attending, I would love to meet you in person and chat about your research.

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

Genealogical Resources for El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

You may already be aware that many of my ancestors are from El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico. My 5th great grandfather Francisco Angel de la Garza is even considered to be the founder of this town. Through this blog I have had the opportunity to meet many amazing people that also have deep roots in El Arcbauz, just as I do. It is for this people that I am writing this post. This post will make it easier for everyone doing research or at least that is my goal.

In this post i will be providing links to all articles concerning El Arcabuz that I have written in the past. Believe me this will make your research easier and provide you with the knowledge that you need to find your ancestors. 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