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The Sixteen Founders of Villa de Santiago del Saltillo

Here is the list of the sixteen founders of the Villa de Santiago del Saltillo present day Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. I extracted the following portrait of Alberto del Canto and the names of the founders from the book titled “The Conquistadores and the Crypto-Jews of Monterrey.

Among the list are 3 of my ancestors that I know of. I have included their relationship next to their names. Saltillo was founded in 1577. Continue reading

El Cronista Anonimo by Israel Cavazos Garza

The following will be of great interest to anyone that is a descendant of Juan Bautista Chapa or is interested in the History of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. It is a 72 page eBook where Israel Cavazos Garza proves that the anonymous author of Historia del Nuevo Reino de León, desde 1650 hasta 1690 was none other than Juan Bautista Chapa.

I ran across it just by chance, but once I started to read it I could not put it down. As I always recommend, please download it to your digital library. Just bellow this post you will find the download link.

On the Genealogical aspect this eBook contains details about Juan Bautista Chapa and also whom his parents were and also lists all of his brothers. I won’t list those details here since I don’t want to spoil it for you. Continue reading

Families of General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico In 16 Volumes by Crispin Rendon

Here is the listing of Crispin’s Rendon monumental work on General Teran, Nuevo leon, Mexico. They are 16 links to the 16th part series of Familias de General Teran. This series has been invaluable to my genealogy research since my wife’s Perez ancestors were from General Teran and it’s surrounding ranches.

I highly recommend that you download them to your eBook library. Continue reading

Porfirio Diaz Visits Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1891

In 1891 The current president of Mexico Porfirio Diaz visited Mier, Tamaulipas. I just wanted to share this since it is interesting specially if your ancestors are from Ciudad Mier. I have scanned the copy of the invitation from the book “Ciudad Mier Historia y Cultura” unfortunately when I scanned it I did not do it in high quality. At the bottom of the image I try and transcribe it as best as I can. If you find any errors please advise so that I may correct them. Continue reading

Here is a Video for the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

I’ll keep it short, Sebastien de la Cruz, you did a great job singing our National Anthem.

I just want to say. This is my land and this is your land, we are all Americans, something that those Un-American racists have obviously forgotten. If they would just do their own Genealogy. They would probably be surprised with what they find. Continue reading

1878 Death Index of China, Nuevo Leon, mexico

The following is the image and transcription to the 1878 Death Index of China, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is listed in alphabetical order by last name.

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Indece Alfabetico de los fallecidos
habidas en esta Villa y su Jurisdicion

Nombres de los fallecidos		Pagina
		A
4	Ayala Blas			2
8	Avila Valentin			3
13	Avila Brigida			4
		Ch
9	Chapa Josefa			3
		G
2	Garcia Alejandra		2
8	Garza	Emilia			2
14	Gonzalez Jose Maria		4
17	Gonzalez Juan			4
		H
22	Hernandez Laurenciana		6
		P
7	Perez Marcial			3
20	Pacheco Felipa			5
		R
1	Reyes Antonio			2
5	Rodriguez Nicolasa		2
11	Rodriguez Francisco		3
18	Rodriguez Juan			5
19	Ramirez Santos			5
21	Ramirez Perfecto		6
		S
15	[?] felix			4
		T
10	Torres Alejandra		3
6	Tames Cristoval 		2
		V
16	Valdemar Felipe 		4
12	Zapata Luz			4

Son copias sacadas de su original que certifico China Enero 31 de 1879
Jesus S. Rodriguez

Source: FamilySearch.org