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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.





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


Baptism & Marriage Index


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


Index: Wives

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

Where to find this book:


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

Where to Locate Baptism, Marriage, and Death Church Records for Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico

UTPAbroncsAs I have hinted to you in the past one of my favorite resources for my Genealogy research has been the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

It’s collection of books concerning South Texas and Northeastern Mexico is superb and in my opinion unrivaled. What is not known to many people is that the University houses Baptism, Marriage, and Death Church Records for Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

See my previous post for more information about Reynosa Marriages from 1790 to 1810 which contains a link to where you can browse them online.

The following Reynosa Church Records can be obtained on microfilm;

  • Reynosa Baptismals, 1800-1912
  • Reynosa Marriages, 1811-1823
  • Reynosa Deaths, 1837-1845
  • Reynosa Deaths, 1859-1860

They are part of the Frank Cushman Pierce Collection which is microfilmed in two reels.

There is also another title that may be of interest to the researcher; Copia de Bautismos de la Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de la Villa de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1801-1912.

Finally, Lee James Nichols has indexed the Reynosa Marriages for 1790 to 1810 in his book; Archivos parroquiales de Nuestra de Señora de Guadalupe de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico : matrimonios vol. #2, 7-1-1790 / 1-14-1811 / indexed by Lee James Nichols. I have seen this book and it is a great resource. If interested you can buy this book at Border Lands Bookstore it is item#717 and it costs $55.00

If anyone has additional information on Reynosa, Church Records please send me an email or if you need for me to get you copies of documents from these collections please look at the Services tab for more information.

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