U.S. Marine Casualty Cards Online Database

The United States Marine Corps History Division has created an online database of casualty cards that were issued when a Marine was wounded, missing, killed or deemed a prisoner of war. I believe that this is an excellent resource for all family historians and invaluable piece of history to everyone.

This database has cards form the following Wars:

  • World War II,
  • War Dogs,
  • Interwar Period 1946-50,
  • Korea,
  • Interwar Period 1955-1965,
  • Vietnam

If you browse and find a family member be it a relative or a direct ancestor you can request their record by email to history.division@usmc.mil or by mail to United States Marine Corps History Division Attn: Reference Branch 3078 Upshur Avenue Quantico, Virginia 22134

If you don’t find your ancestors or relative in the database don’t be discourage since it does state that they are still working on it and to check back periodically since they are still adding cards.

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I do hope that you find this website helpful or at least add it to your list of genealogy links since you never know when you may need to use it. Let me know if you do find someone or have used this resource in the past.

Almost forgot to mention it, I came across this resource on the blog of Shannon Thomas and you can read about her experience using this database by reading her blog post titled “US Marine Casualty Cards

1745 Marriage of Francisco Rios and Maria de la Rosa Rendon in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 The following is the 1745 church marriage record of my 6th great grandparents Francisco Rios and Maria de La Rosa Rendon, they married in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The parents of Francisco are listed as Xristoval Rios and Ana de Leon. The parents of Maria de la Rosa Rendon are listed as Juan Rendon and Maria Josepha Vega. I am a descendant of theirs through their son Manuel Angel Rios. I want to thank Marina for helping me locate this document. At this moment I am stuck with both of their parents, if you have any information about them please let me know.

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16 Franco de los Rios, espanol con Ma. Rosa Rendon donceya de esta mitra

Enesta Yga. Parrochial de la villa de CAdereyta en veinte y dos de Nove de mil sets. y quarenta y cinco anos; haviendo procedido todas las diligas q.el Sto. concilio de trento ordena; Amonestandose, entres dias fetivos inter missary solemnia: y no haviendo resultado impedmito. Alguno; case, y vele – enfacie ecclecie; a Franco. de los Rios, espan. de esta villa hijo lexo. de Xptoval de los Rios difto. y Ana de Leon con Ma de la Rosa Rendon, espanola, origa de esta villa; hija lexa. de Juan Rendon: y Ma. Josepha de Vega, Vez. de esta villa: fueron sus Padrinos Joseph Melo; y su esposa Manuela Ruiz: vez de la ciud. de Monterei: testigos de este matrimonio Dn. Joseph Lorz. [?] de la Lanza, y Joseph Franco. Palacios, todos vez. de esta villa, y lo firme -

Fr. Juan de Dios Medina

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El Ultimo Caudillo – Don Genaro Garza Garcia

Jose Viviano Genaro Garza García,  born in Pesquería Grande, Nuevo León, on the 3rd of December 1837 and died in Villa de García, Nuevo León, in Decemebr 14 of 1904, was a prominent Mexican lawyer and politician who served as Governor of the State of Nuevo León repeatedly.

He is regarded as one of the best rulers that gave the state important contributions to the political and social life of Nuevo Leon, for carrying out various upgrades: such as the introduction of the railroad in the state, the creation of new schools and also help the needy.

Here is a short biography of his by Antonio Guerrero Aguilar that I thought you might enjoy. This book is great since it will provide you with more information about the political climate in Nuevo Leon from 1871 to the turn of 1900′s. You also never know he may be in your own family tree.

Book Cover to “El Ultimo Caudillo – Don Genaro Garza Garcia”

 

Table of Contents Extracted form Book:

I. EL PUEBLO: LA PESQUERIA GRANDE DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

II. LA DIN ASTÍ A QUE DIO NOMBRE AUN PUEBLO: LA FAMILIA GARCIA

III. EL NACIMIENTO DE UN PATRICIO: LOS PRIMEROS PASOS

IV.SUSESTUDIOS

V. LA VID A FAMILIAR

VL SU VIDA POLITICA

VII. EL PRIMER INTERINATO1871-1872 (NUE VE MESES)

VIII. EL INTERINATO DE CUATRO MESES 1876-1877

IX. EL PRIMER PERIODO CONSTITUCION AL 1877-1879

X. DE NUEVO EN EL PUEBLO

XI. EL REGRESO AL A ESCEN A POLITICA

XII. ELSEGUNDO PERIODO CONSTITUCIONAL 1881-1883

XIII. ENTRE 1883 Y1885

XIV. ELTERCERPERIODO CONSTITUCIONAL 1885-1887

XV. UNA VEZ MAS EN GARCIA: EL OSTRACISMO POLITICO

XVI. EN VIDAHERMANO EN VIDA

XVII. UN TEMPLO COMO TUMBA

XVIII. EL PROBLEMADEL CACICAZGO REGIONAL

XIX. LAS DIVERS AS FACCIONES EN PUGNA

Where to Obtain book:

This book is available at FamilySearch for Download, just use the following link;

https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073920&from=fhd&

 

 

 

1684 Baptism of Jose Cristobal Garcia in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the baptism of Jose Cristobal Garcia my 6th great grandfather in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Pedro Regalado Garcia and Maria Josefa Reyes. If you are a descendant of theirs let me know, hopefully we can trade notes on them.

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Joseph Xptobal espanol

En diez y Siete de Julio de Mil Setecientos y dies y siete anos en la Parroquial desta ciudad de Monterrey Baptise y puse los Santos oleos y Crisma a Xptobal hijolejitimo de Po. Regalado Garcia y Josepha de los Reyes fueron Pa el Br. Dn. Juan de Arellano y Ana Maria de la Garza a quienes adverti su parentesco espiritual qe contraian con su haijado y su Pa. y hobligacion qe tien con su haijado y lo firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

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Familias de Monterrery Sus Descendientes Tomo II

 This is the second volume by Guillermo Garmendia Leal about the founding families of Monterrey and their descendants. It was written back in 1993 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico. If you have traced your ancestors all the way to these founding families then this book will be an excellent resource for your research. Just be aware that the author mentions that he left out two families. One was the family of Diego de Montemayor and the other the one of Laonso de Leon.

In the book the author states that he will focus special attention to these two and will have their own book. Years later he did publish a book for each. You can read more about the one for Diego here Diego de Montemayor Sus Decendientes – Diego de Montemayor and His Decendants.

Book Cover of Familias de Monterrery Sus Descendientes Tomo II

 Families Mentioned in the book:

  1. - BARRERA, Melchor
  2. - BAEZ DE BENAVIDES, Francisco
  3. - BOTELLO DE MORALES, Francisco
  4. - BOTELLO DE MORALES, Pedro
  5. - BUENTELLO GUERRERO, Juan
  6. - CAMACHO, Pedro
  7. - CASAS, Bernabe de las
  8. - CAVAZOS, Juan
  9. - CHAPA, Juan Bautista
  10. - DURAN, Antonio
  11. - FAJARDO DE QUINTANILLA, Joseph Felipe
  12. - FARIAS, Juan de
  13. - FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO, Juan
  14. - FERNANDEZ DE TIJERINA, Gregorio
  15. - FLORES, Pedro
  16. - FLORES CARBALLO, Rodrigo
  17. - GARCIA DE LAS RIVAS, Manuel
  18. - GARCIA DE PRUNEDA, Luis
  19. - GARZA, Marcos Alonso
  20. - GONZALEZ, Marcos
  21. - GUERRA., Vicente
  22. - HERRERA, Bartolome de
  23. - IRIBE Y VERGARA, Francisco de
  24. - LOPEZ DE JAEN, Juan
  25. - LOPEZ PRIETO, Nicolas
  26. - LOZANO, Pedro
  27. - MARTINEZ GUAJARDO, Francisco
  28. - MONTEMAYOR, Diego (el mozo)
  29. - OLIVARES, Juan de
  30. - PEREZ, Fernan Blas
  31. - PEREZ DE LERMA, Juan
  32. - PEREZ DE LOS RIOS, Juan
  33. - PEREZ DE MOLINA, Antonio
  34. - RAMIREZ, Francisco
  35. - RAMOS DE ARRIOLA, Juan
  36. - RUIZ DE OCON, Alonso
  37. - SALAZAR, Pedro de
  38. - SOLIS, Martin de
  39. - SOSA, Baltazar de
  40. - TENORIO, Jusepe de
  41. - TREVINO, Jusepe
  42. - VILLAFRANCA, Mateo de
  43. - ZALDIVAR, Vicente de

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WAC 006: Going Paperless in Genealogy, How I do It and You can Too

WAC 006 - Going Paperless in Genealogy, How I do It and You can Too

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Moises talks about how he went paper less in Genealogy and provides tips so that you do too. Also briefly talks about Google Alerts and the Texas General Land Office land grant search. Continue reading

Did You Know? Google Can Find Your Ancestors For You

Wouldn’t it be nice if Google could always be searching for your ancestors and just send you an email when it finds something. Wouldn’t it be great, to have Google searching day and night? What if I tell you that Google is already capable of assisting you in this way and has been helping family historians, hobbyists, and genealogists for the past couple of years to find their ancestors.

The tool that Google has and can help you is called Google Alerts. You basically go to Google Alerts and enter your ancestors name as an alert. How it works is that whenever Google indexes new information it will scan it for your alert and let you know. For example if I enter my ancestors name “Juan Bautista Chapa” I will get notified when ever something new is added to Google and the name is mentioned. This way I can always get notified when an article, book, or even family tree is indexed into Google’s search.

What is great is that once you set it up it will be searching night and day and all you do is read the emails that you get when ever something is found.

Another thing do is to not limit your alerts to just ancestor names, you can also enter names of towns, locations or any topic that you may be doing research on. Don’t forget to use quotes to only get exact matches. Also try and use different variants for example “Garza” also use “de la Garza”.

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Families of Santa Catarina Nuevo Leon 1750 – 1860

If you have traced your ancestors back to Santa Catarina Nuevo Leon then this books is a great resource. This books is an indexed abstract of Church and Civil Records covering the years of 1750 to 1860. It was written or compiled by Mark A. Philips and Richard C. Hernandez and published in 1997.

Cover of “Families of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico An Indexed Abstract of Church and Civil Records, 1750-1860″ 

Just so that you may get an idea of what you can expect to find in this book here is the table of contents.

Contents

Preface

Map

Introduction

I. The Community
II. The Church Building
Ill. Filmed Records
IV. Records Extracted
A. Baptisms: Santa Catarina & Monterrey Records
B. Marriages: Santa Catarina Records
C. Marriages: Monterrey Records
D. Marriages: Pesqueira Grande Records
E. Marriage Investigations
F. Monterrey Protocols
G. Burials and Last Rites: Santa Catarina

Abbreviations 

Baptism & Marriage Index

Appendix

A. Marriage Witnesses
B. Officiating Priests at Marriages
C. Monterrey Protocols
D. Burials, 1817-1819
E. Last Rites, 1819
F. Burials, 1852-60
G. Special Baptisms
H. Special Marriages

Postscript 

Index: Wives

 The baptism and marriage index is about 129 pages out of the whole book.

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1693 Marriage of Joseph Martinez Guajardo and Margarita Gutierrez, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 This is the September 20, 1693 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Joseph Martinez Guajardo and Margarita Gutierrez. They got married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Jose Martinez Guajardo and Nicolasa de la Garza. Margarita was the daughter of Diego Gutierrez de Castro and Gertrudis Flores. Their witnesses are listed as Pedro Lozano, Nicolasa Arellano, and Joseph de la Garza.

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Joseph Marz Guaxardo y Margarita Gutierres espanoles

En veinte de Septe. de mil seiscientos y nobenta y tres anos despose y bele infacie eclesie a Joseph Martinez Guaxardo y Margarita Guttz aviendo presedido las banas en seis treze y veinte de este mes y ano y fue en Virtd. de dispensaon de quarto grado de sangre en igualdad fueron ts. Po. Lozano Nicolasa Arellano y Joseph de la Garza y para que conste lo firme ets.

Joseph Guxardo

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