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Update on Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

The following is a follow up email to the previous email form Crispin Rendon.

A few hours after my book review an upgraded version of the Nuevo Leon crime book arrived by email.

Corrected version (v1.1)

Without Accents (had been a section with accents)

The Logo remains but now as a ghost in the background instead of the bold in you face logo in the earlier version.

Thank you Genealogía de México!

As additional hype for this book see the following two case file descriptions that may interest some of you.

Contra el capitan Francisco Baez de Benavides, Alcalde mayor de las Salinas, sobre arrojo con gente armada a la Hacienda de Platas del Capitan Diego Villarreal extrayendo indebidamente las platas.

Encomienda hecha por el gobernador Juan Perez Merino al caudillo Diego de Ayala, de una rancheria de indios borrados intitulada aniguaras vacante por sentencia de 19 de octubre de 1693, del gobernador, general Pedro Fernandez de la Ventosa, en el pleito seguido entre Leonor de Ayala, vecina de esta ciudad y viuda de Francisco de Escamilla y el capitan Miguel de Escamilla, vecino de la villa de Cadereyta.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

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Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900 – Book Review by Crispin Rendon

Earlier today I received the following email from Crispin Rendon. It is his review of the just released book named, Nuevo Leon: Causas Criminales 1600 to 1900 it literally translates to Nuevo Leon: Criminal cases 1600 to 1900. After you read the email you can read my opinion about the book.

Email from Crispin Rendon:

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

I think some of you may be interested.

There is no need to respond.

Nuevo Leon Crime Book Review

Nuevo León: Causas Criminales 1600 a 1900

Book in pdf format sold at $73.32 U.S. Dollars (I used PayPal)

The book was sent as an email attachment (no shipping fee required)

http://www.Genealogia.org.mx

For further information contact

Benicio Samuel Sanchez

Genealogista e Historiador Familiar

Email: samuelsanchez@genealogia.org.mx

This book is 568 pages without an index but could have been 200 with some judicious formatting changes.

This book is a listing of criminal cases from the Mexican State of Nuveo Leon.

A total of 1,106 criminal cases dating from Nov 23, 1621 to Apr 19 1897

1600s(186 cases)

1700s(456 cases)

1800s(464 cases)

Each case is laid out in the follow data fields:

Fondo, Seccion de Fondo, Serie, Titulo, Lenga, Luga, Fecha, Fojas, Coleccion, Volumen, Expediente, Folio, Notas, Descipcion.

All of the Lengua fields have “ESPAÑOL” and all of Coleccion fields have “CAUSAS CRIMINALES”. (Word Bloat?)

24 records have no title or description given.

Inconsistent use of accents marks make a pdf reader Seach feature a hit or miss.

If you search for Valle de PILON your search will miss VALLE DEL PILÓN

Descriptions are short and may be identical to the title field.

The large Genealogia logo watermark found centered on each page is sure to annoy most readers

This book could benefit from some more editing.

Why is this book important?

I see it as a valuable resource.

Today, we learn about crime from newspapers, television and radio. Why is it presented to us at all?

I think it is because we want to know about it! If daily crime is not enough for us, we read crime novels.

I read the whole book in two days. That is more crime than you will every find in a crime novel.

There is little or no genealogy information in this book but I found some of the people presented in this book also in my genealogy database. Some were criminals and others victims.

One women, appearing in this book also will be found in my soon to appear “Families of Salinas Victoria” book. She beat her servant to death.

Juliana de las Casas, who is an ancestor to thousands of people in my database, appears as a victim.

There are few other cases of people found in my records.

The bottom line is if you want to know more about any of these crimes you have the details in the book for how to find it in the archives.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

My Opinion:

I hope that this email either helps you decide as to weather buy the book or not. A few days ago I saw Benicio’s post on his website and thus was excited just by the name of the book, but then when he showed a sample of one of the entries I made up my mind to not even bother with it. Since I immediately recognized that it had the same format from the Archives of Monterrey Website. You can get the link on my previous post Archivos Historicos de Monterrey – Historical Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico but, I might be mistaken.

Once you are at the Website for the Monterrey Archives, you can select Spanol as Lengua and then Colleccion Causas Criminales and finally press buscar and you will get the hundreds if not thousands of cases not just of Monterrey but surrounding localities such as Cerralvo.

What I am really exited and can’t wait for is Crispin’s book, Families of Salinas Victoria. His books are the best! Please leave your comments on the comment section.

Stakeholder 2012 Genealogy Year End Report – Email From Crispin Rendon

I received the following email from Crispin Rendon yesterday.

This email is going out to the 459 people found in my genealogy address book (stakeholders).

Stakeholder 2012 Genealogy Year End Report,

 The database has grown to over 271,000 records, up 33,000 records from the year 2011. Over 600 records, on average, were added weekly. Some of these records came from the research required to complete the sixteen volume series on the Families of General Teran, Nuevo Leon. That series blossomed into an attempt to create genealogies for every one of the thousands of couples that were married in the General Teran Catholic Church for a period of over 100 years.  The research for the published three volume Families of Santiago, Nuevo Leon series and the research for the yet to be published nine volume series Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon account for the bulk of the records added.  Additional database records came from family trees submitted in return for ancestor reports. Those reports ranged in size from a three page 4-generation report to a 543 page 48-generation book. The number of ancestor reports rose from 59 in 2011 to 80 in 2012. Some ancestor books were converted from English into Spanish. One ancestor book was created for my Kindle reader. Not quantified, yet very important, are the countless corrections to the records some of which extended lines, others shortened lines and still others re-routed them. The introduction of my Top 20 mtDNA list was a huge success. Expect a similar list for y-DNA sometime in 2013.

 I am thinking of converting the Slaves of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico book, which is in a pdf format, into a Kindle reader format and am interested in learning if there is any interest for it. If you read books with an electronic device other then a computer let me know what you think.

 Thank you all for your support.

Best Regards,

Crispin Rendon

If interested you can download all of Crispin’s books on one of my previous posts DNA and Genealogical Books-Reports. Can’t wait for him to publish Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Rendon!