Sephardic Genealogy Resources

Here is an excellent resource that Anna Martinez shared with me in order for me to share it with you. Thank’s Anna for sharing with us. As you may already be aware I recently received my DNA results and it came out 6% Jewish. I always knew that I had some Jewish ancestry due to the fact that many of my ancestors had been rumored to have been Sephardic Jews and many of them were also classified as new Christians. The resource that Anna shared with us was the a page on the sephardicgen.com website. Here is a screen shot of the website: You can visit the full website here:

Sephardic Genealogy links

Out of that website Anna recommended for me to share this particular page http://www.sephardicgen.com/crypto_sites.htm This particular page has many links to other resources were you will be able to find more about Sephardic Jews. I highly recommend that you take the time to check it out, that is if you are interested in this topic as I am.

If you have confirmed your Jewish ancestry either through documents or DNA testing let me know in the comments or on facebook. If interested in learning more about my DNA results please take the time to hear my latest podcast or read my blog post “Great news! My AncestryDNA results are in!“.

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.

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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.

1689 Marriage of Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the June 21 1689 marriage of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala. Maria’s parents were Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ines de la Garza. Their witnesses are listed as Sargento Mayor Lucas Caballero Alonso Ruiz and Pedro de la Garza.

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Antto. Prieto y Maria Rodriguez espanoles.

En veinte y uno dias del mes de Junio de mil y seis cientos y ochenta y nueve anos despose y vele a Antonio Prieto hijo del Cappan. Nicolas Lopez Prieto y de Maria de Ayala; Con Maria Rodriguez hija lejitima del Cappan Diego Rodriguez de Mte. mor.  difunto y de Ynes de la Garza todos vezinos de este Rno. aviendo presedido las vanas en cinco nueve y doze de este mes y Ano; fueron testigos el sargto mor. Lucas Caballero Alonso Ruiz y Po. de la Garza. y para que Conste lo firme et supra. =

Joseph Guxardo

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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.

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1723 Baptism of Jose Antonio Cavazos in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the Mar 10, 1723 baptism of my 6th great grandfather Jose Antonio Cavazos in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Joachin Cavazos and Ana Catalina de Montemayor. His godparents are listed as Gregorio Trevino y Mariana Ruiz.

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Joseph Antto. espanol

En este dia mes y ano baptise a Joseph Antton. espanol hijo legitimo de Joachin Cabasos y de Ana Catalina de Montemaior fueron sus padrinos Gregorio Trevino y Mariana Ruiz aquienes adberti el parentesco y porque Conste lo firme -

Dn. Joseph Galban

Are We Primos (cousins)?

If Jose Antonio Cavazos is also your ancestor please let me know with a comment.

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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.

1678 Death Record of Pedro Flores de Abrego in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the December 22, 1678 death record of my 8th great grandfather Pedro Flores de Abrego in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. AS of the writing of this post I have yet to discover whom his parents  were. If anyone has a document indicating whom his parents are please let me know. This document indicates that he was a Captain and was married to Margarita de la Garza. It is also indicated that he was buried at the Continue reading

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