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Fundadores de Linares by Guillermo Garmendia Leal

I came across the following book by Guillermo Garmendia Leal while doing my own family genealogy research. It is called “Fundadores de Linares” (Founders of Linares). This book has come in very handy since some of my ancestors have deep roots to Linares, Nuevo Leon. I just thought it would be a good idea to share it with you so that you may at least be aware about this great resource in case that you also come across ancestors or have ancestors that were from Linares.

Cover of book “Fundadores de Linares”:

This book contains:

Chapter 1 – Events that happened from 1668 to 1715 in Montemorelos, Hualahuises and the surrounding area prior to the founding of Linares.

Chapter 2 – Testamentos y Protocolos 1702 – 1757

Chapter 3 – Familias de Linares 1712 – 1748

Chapter 4 – Padron of 1764

Chapter 5 – Obispado de Linares 1779

Chapter 6 – General Fernando Sanchez de Zamora

Chapter 7 – Fuentes de informacion

Apendice I – Familias que pasaron de Linares a Villas del Norte de Tamaulipas

Bellow you will find links if you are interested in buying your own copy of thsi book or just borrowing one.

Where to obtain a copy:

Municipalities of Nuevo Leon, Their Founding Dates, and Old Names

If you or your ancestors were from Nuevo Leon, Mexico you will definitely love this resource. It will also help you while researching your genealogy and ancestors from Nuevo Leon. A few days ago I was browsing through a Facebook page of “Cronista De Santa Catarina” and came across this great resource. I do not know where it came from but was posted by Leonrado Hernandez on April the first. At the end of the post I have provided the link pointing to the original post. Also if you click on the image you will be able to download it to your hard drive. I have also included a transcription of the image in this post.

Image with all the municipalities of Nuevo Leon and it’s founding dates:

Municipios de Nuevo Leon Y su Fundacion.jpg

Please note that each line includes in order; the name of municipality, Foundation date and old name, date it became villa and then city.

Transcription of above image:

Municipio – Fecha Primitiva de Fundacion (1) Nombre Antiguo (2) – Fecha de Ereccion en Villa, Fecha de Ereccion en Ciudad

  • 1.- Abasolo – 1627 Hacienda Eguia de Viudas – 5 de Abr. de 1827
  • 2.- Agualeguas – 1675 Mision de Nta. Sra. de Gualeguas – 7 de Ene. de 1821
  • 3.- Los Aldamas – 1825 Pueblo de Hoyos – 26 de Mzo. de 1829
  • 4.- Allende – 1779 Rancho el Reparo – 12 de Mzo. de 1850 – 12 de Mzo. de 1978
  • 5.- Anahuac – 1933 – – – 5 de May.de 1933
  • 6.- Apodaca – 1583- Hacienda San Francisco – 31 de Mzo.de 1351 – 31 de Mzo. de 1882
  • 7.- Aramberri – 1626 Mision de Sta. Ma. de Rio Blanco – 31 de Oct. de 1877 – 13 de Dic. de 1912
  • 8.- Bustamante – 1686 San Miguel de Aguayo – 27 de Feb. de 1832
  • 9.- Cadereyta – 1637 San Juan Bautista – 13 de Ago. de 1637 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
  • 10.- Carmen – 1614 Hacienda de Cbipinque – 5 de Feb. de 1852
  • 11.- Cerralvo – 1577 Minas de San Gregorio. Leon(1582) – 6 de Sept. de 1626- 26 de Mayo de 1984
  • 12.- Cienega de Flores – 1624 Puerto de Cienaga – 23 de Feb. de 1863
  • 13.- China – 1796 San Felipe de Jesus (4 de Junio) – 23 de May. de 1812
  • 14.- Dr. Arroyo – 1821 Valle de La Purisima Concepcion – 31 de Mzo. de 1851- 9 de Ene. de 1878
  • 15.- Dr. Coss – 1745 Paso de Zacate – 7 de Oct. de 1882
  • 16.- Dr. Gonzalez – 1694 Hacienda de Ramos – 14 de Nov. de 1883
  • 17.- Galeana – 1678 Valle de Sn Pablo de los Labradores – 19 de Feb. de 1829 – 9 de Ene. de 1878
  • 18.- Garcia – 1646 Hda. de Pesqueria Grande – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
  • 19.- Garza Garcia – 1596 Hda. de San Pedro de los Nogales – 14 de Die. de 1882
  • 20.- General Bravo – 1790 Rancho del Toro – 18 de Nov. de 1868
  • 21.- Gral. Escobedo – 1604 Hda. del Topo de los Ayala – 24 de Feb. de 1868 – 19 de Nov de 1981
  • 22.- Gral. Teran – 1746 Valle de La Mota – 31 de Mzo.de 1851 – 31 de Oct. de 1977
  • 23.- Gral. Trevino – 1705 Rancho el Puntiagudo – 9 de Die. de 1968
  • 24.- Gral. Zaragoza – 1626 Mision San Josse del Rio Blanco – 16 de Sept.de 1866
  • 25.- Gral. Zuazua – 1670 Hda. de Santa Elena – 6 de.Mzo.de 1863
  • 26.- Guadalupe – 1627 Hda. de Santa Cruz – 5 de Mzo. de 1825 – 9 de Mayo de J971
  • 27.- Los Herreras – 1650 Rancho de La Manteca – 9 de Die. de 1874
  • 28.- Higueras – 1697 Hda. de Santa Teresa – 18 de Feb. de 1863
  • 29.- Hualahuises – 1646 Mision de San Cristobal – 20 de Mzo.de 1828
  • 30.- Iturbide – 1802 Hda. de San Pedro – 9 de Mzo. de 1850
  • 31.- Juarez – 1642 Hda. de San Jose – 30 de Die. de 1868 – 13 de Mayo de 1988
  • 32.- Lampazos – 1698 San Antonio de La Nueva Tlaxcala – 26 de Oct. de 1877 – 28 de Die. de 1877
  • 33.- Linares – 1712 Villa de San Felipe – 10 de Abr. de 1712 – 19 de Mayo de 1777
  • 34.- Marin – 1670 Rancho San Antonio de los Mtz.- 16 de Jul. de 1807
  • 35.- Melchor Ocampo – 1640 Charco Redondo – 20 de Oct. de 1948
  • 36.- Mier y Noriega – 1804 San Antonio de Medina – 27 de Jul. de 1849
  • 37.- Mina – 1611 San Francisco de Callas – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
  • 38.- Montemoretos – 1701 San Mateo del Pilon – 28 de feb. de 1701 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
  • 39.- Monterrey – 1577 Santa Lucia, San Luis – 1582 – 20 de Sept. de 1596
  • 40.- Paras – 1851 Huizachal de los Canales – 17 de Feb. de 1851
  • 41.- Pesqueria – 1669 Hacienda Espiritu Santo – 21 de Jul. de 1844
  • 42.- Los Ramones – 1730 Rancho San Joso del Capadero – 10 de Nov.de 1912
  • 43.- Rayones – 1851 San Miguel de Tasajal – 22 de Sept. de 1851
  • 44.- Sabinas Hidalgo – 1693 Real de Santiago de las Sabinas – 26 de Mzo.de 1829 – 7 de Mayo de 1971
  • 45.- Salinas Victoria – 1646 Valle de las Salinas – 4 de Mzo.de 1826
  • 46.- San Nicolas de los Garza – 1597 Hda. de Diego Diaz – 30 de Dic. de 1830- 9 de Mayo de 1971
  • 47.- Hidalgo – 1626 Hda. San Nicolas Obispo – 14 de Feb. de 1828
  • 48.- Santa Catarina – 1596 Hda. Santa Catarina – 11 de Feb. de 1864 – 20 de Nov. de 1977
  • 49.- Santiago – 1648 Santiago del Huajuco – 12 de Abr. de 1831

I do hope that this image and list comes in handy during your research. I know that it has helped me in just a short time.

Source:

Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain

The following map will help you along while doing your families genealogy research. It is titled “Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain” means in Spanish (Mercedes de Tierras, Haciendas, Pueblos, Villas y Ciudades en el Noreste Novohispano). As I have mentioned before I am currently researching Saltillo and in a book titled “Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo”, (Book of the Council of the Village of Santiago del Saltillo), I came across a very interesting map that I know you will enjoy. I am sharing it with you here since i know that it will help you estimate where your ancestors were from, it will not pinpoint their exact place but give you an idea.

This image shows you an estimated location of where the following areas were located:

  • Valle de Boca de Leones
  • Valle de Coahuila
  • Valle de las Salinas
  • Villa Cerralvo
  • Valle de Pesqueria
  • Valle de Parras
  • Saltillo
  • Valle de Buena Esperanza
  • Valle de Mazapil
  • Valle de Pesqueria Grande
  • Valle de Santa Catarina
  • Villa Cadereyta

It also lists many more villas, towns, and haciendas.

Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain:

Mercedes de Tierras, Haciendas, Pueblos, Villas y Ciudades en el Noreste Novohispano.jpg

Click on the image above to view it at a better resolution and also be able to download it at a greater resolution.

I hope that this map comes in handy to you as it has come in handy to me.

Source:

Garza, Valentina Martinez, and Perez, Juan Manuel Zevallos. Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo 1578 – 1655. 2002, Pg 52

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Four

Crispin Rendon released his fourth eBook on the Families of Saltillo, Coahuila yesterday afternoon. I am always trilled to get to see any of Crispins new eBooks. Specially the ones for Saltillo since lately thanks to him I have been finding many ancestors from that area, thus making my genealogy research easier. As a consequence I have shifted a great part of my current research to Saltillo.

The following eBook contains 500 records of church marriages and their families. It covers the years 1749 to 1757 and is 530 pages. Don’t worry you don’t have to go one by one you can just search for your ancestors using the index at the end of the book or use CTRL+F to do a quick search.

Cover of Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Four:

Email from Crispin Rendon including link where to download the eBook:

This email is going out to everyone in my genealogy address book.

Below find a link to the next Saltillo volume online.

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Four

http://home.earthlink.net/~cnltmex/scmv4.pdf

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

I am going to say it, and say it again! Please download the eBook since you never know for how long it will be available. Have fun!

The Villas of Tamaulipas, Mexico From 1748 to 1770

The following is a listing of 26 towns or Villas during the time period of Jose de Escandon. The name in parenthesis is the name that they are known by in present day.

This list will help you determine if the genealogical information you have is correct. I have seen people listed on family trees available online with baptism dates or marriage dates prior to the town’s founding. For example I found one of my ancestors listed as being baptized in Camargo around the 1730’s but as you can see from the list the town was not founded until March 4, 1749. He might have been born in that area but very unlikely. Even if he was born in that area he would have had been baptized in a town with a church which at that time the nearest one would have had been Cerralvo. Turns out that that particular ancestor was baptized in Cadereyta in the 1730’s. As you can see this list can provide you with clues as to if information you find might be wrong.

    1. Aguayo (Ciudad Victoria) – October 7, 1750
    2. Altamira – May 2, 1749
    3. Barbon (Villagran) – May 8, 1757
    4. Burgos – February 20, 1749
    5. Camargo – March 4, 1749
    6. Croix (Casas) – June 3, 1770
    7. Cruillas – June 16, 1765
    8. Escandon (Xicotencatl) – March 15, 1751
    9. Guemes – January 1 1749
    10. Hacienda de Dolores – August 22, 1750
    11. Horcasitas (Gonzalez) – May 9, 1749
    12. Infantes – May 26, 1749
    13. Laredo – March 15, 1755
    14. Llera – Decemebr 25, 1748
    15. Mier – March 6, 1753
    16. Padilla – January 6, 1749
    17. Revilla (Guerrero) – October 10, 1750
    18. Reynosa – March 14, 1749
    19. San Carlos – July 6, 1766
    20. San Feranndo – March 19, 1749
    21. San Nicolas – April 25, 1767
    22. Santa Barbara (Ocampo) – May 19, 1749
    23. Santander (Jimenez) February 17, 1749
    24. Santillana (Abasolo) – December 26, 1752
    25. Soto la Marina – September 3, 1750
    26. Villa Hoyos (Hidalgo) – March 19, 1752

Jose de Escandon is credited as being the founder of all if not most of the above mentioned Villas. Jose de Escandon died September 10, 1770.

Source:

  • Garmendia L, Guillermo. Fundadores de Tamaulipas, 1748 – 1770 Self Published Monterrey N. L. Mexico. 1991 Pg. vi

Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770

If your genealogy research has led to to be looking for ancestors that came to Tamaulipas between 1748 and 1770 then you need to get a hold of this book. It’s title is “Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770″ and it was written by Guillermo Garmendia L. in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon back in 1991. The book is mainly a collection of 11 different censuses done between 1750 and 1766 on 11 Villas del Norte.

The book also contain more valuable information such as a whole listing of las Villas del Norte during the Escandon time period. It also contains a map of the Sierra Gorda, a page with the most common abbreviations and what they stand for. Finally it contains the bibliography and an Appendix with the old names of towns with their current names.

Cover of Book, “Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748 – 1770″:

Bellow are the 11 Villas whose censuses were used to  make this book:

  1. AGUAYO (CD. VICTORIA) ( CENSO 3 OCT 1750)
  2. BURGOS ( CENSO 5 JUL 1750)
  3. CAMARGO ( CENSO 31 MAY 1750)
  4. CRUILLAS ( CENSO 10 MAY 1766)
  5. LAREDO ( CENSO 23 JUL 1757 )
  6. MIER ( CENSO 1 MAR 1753)
  7. REVILLA (GUERRERO) ( CENSO 25 ENE 1753 )
  8. REYNOSA ( CENSO 16 JUN 1750)
  9. SAN FERNANDO ( CENSO 15 JUL 1750 )
  10. SANTANDER (JIMENEZ) ( CENSO 3 SEP 1750 )
  11. SOTO LA MARINA ( CENSO 27 AGO 1750)

Where to get a copy of this book:

My local university UTPA has a copy. You might also want to search for it on Worldcat.org

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Three

I once again want to thank Crispin Rendon for another great genealogy resource that I know many of you will highly appreciate, since it will help you greatly in your Mexican Genealogy Research. It is the Third Volume of the Families of Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico. You can find the link to download this eBook towards the end of this post.

As Crispin mentions on his eBook;

Volume three contains marriage information found on Film 605094. This volume in a
series continues with 500 records starting on August 1736 and ending on January
1749. The records are found on images 238-372. Continue reading

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

Los Gutierrez de Revilla: 1756 -1875

Has your genealogy research lead you to family in Revilla? If so this great book by Jose Felipe De La Pena titled “Los Gutierrez de Revilla 1756 – 1875 will be of interest to you. He made this book out of microfilm found at the Family Search Library. Specifically LSD Film #1511726 and #116285. Film #1511726 contains copies of the original baptismal records from San Ignacio de Loyola de Revilla Catholic church recorded from 1754 to 1876. Film #1162850 contains baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

 The main focus of this book is to list all the families and persons with the last name of Gutierrez. It is an awesome genealogical resource. I am glad that I came across it at few days ago at familysearch.org. For those of you whom may not be aware Revilla is currently under water due to the Falcon Dam. The town was relocated in the early 1950’s to what is present day Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Continue reading

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Two

Here is another great resource for your genealogy research on the families of Saltillo. Yesterday I received another email from Crispin Rendon letting every one know that he has published his second eBook on the Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Bellow is the email in it’s entirety. I do really hope that you download your copy today and save it to your genealogy digital eBook library. Continue reading