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Learn about the land records for Hidalgo County, Texas that are available online. Moises also talks about the Mexican Genealogy Academy and how it can help you, the marriage of his 7th great grandparents and the book, The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown.
For the past few years I had been coming across various works of Edna Garza Brown. Recently I came across a book Titled “The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”. I know that it will be of interest to you specially if you have traced your ancestry all the way back to Juan Bautista Chapa. This book includes a nine chart family tree and it contains all the documentation to support her family tree. It is very interesting and also contains a copy of the will of Juan Batista Chapa.
I highly recommend it to anyone.
I will share with you a short paragraph that the author wrote describing her intentions or the purpose of sharing her work:
“We hope that the material in this book will help others in their research
for family ties and history; but more than that, we hope it will serve as a
form of thanks to those people who have helped so much. We know people like
Lottie Gaetcke, who spent hours looking through names and places, will carry
on an interest in the history which they began to learn from a few small
facts. Perhaps others will discover the pleasure of their in- laws and friends
in Working together to discover what this world is all about.” – Edna Garza Brown
Image of partial cover of book”The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”:
Where to get a copy:
- WorldCat.org – Find book in a library near you. Check Now.
I know this post is very short but I just want to make sure that you are aware that this book is out there and you never know it may be the clue that you need to break down a brick wall that you may have.
The following is the 1689 marriage record of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor. They married in June 21st of 1689 in what is now days Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Antonio was the son of Nicolas Lopez Prieto and Maria de Ayala. Maria was the daughter of Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ines de la Garza. This document clearly indicates the parents as such.
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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 legitima del Cappan. Diego Rodriguez de Mte.mor. difunto y de Ynes d ela Garza todos vezinos de este Rm. aviendo presedido las vanas en cinco nueve y doze de este mes y Ano: fueron testiogs el Sarto. mor. lucas Cavallero Alonso Ruiz y P.o de salazar y para que conste lo firme ut supra. =
Children of Capitan Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez Montemayor were as follows:
- Maria LOPEZ PRIETO
- Antonio Regalado PRIETO, born about 1700 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died bef 1729. He married on 25 Jan 1712 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Josefa GUERRA, christened 7 Jun 1697 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died bef 1741, daughter of Capitan Juan GUERRA CANAMAR and Juana FLORES ABREGO.
- Pedro PRIETO VILLELA (my 7th great grandfather), died bef 1745. He married Francisca AGUIRRE, christened 31 Oct 1693 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Pedro AGUIRRE and Mariana RAMOS ARRIOLA.
- Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 113
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In this episode Moises talks about the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, their catalogs, and how to request a document from them. He also talks about the book Origen de los Appellidos Garza Y Trevino en Nuevo Leon and backup service Dropbox.
The following is the image and transcription of the 1680 baptism record of my 9th great grandfather Antonio Garcia Guerra, also known as Antonio Garcia de Sosa. His father is Pedro Garcia and his mother is Elena de la Garza Guerra. This document also indicates that his godparents were Captain Juan Cavazos and Clara de la Garza, they are also my 9th great grandparents through other family lines. I have yet to find any of Antonio’s grandparents. If you have any documents indicating whom his grandparents were please let me know.
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En seis de Junio de mil seiscientos y ochenta Anos en E[?] rrochial de esta ciudad Baptize y puse los Santos olios a Anto espanol hijo de Don Pedro Garcia y de Elena Guerra: f sus Padrinos el Capan. Juan Cavazos y Clara de la Garza: y p que Conste lo firme et supra =
Source: FamilySearch Monterrey Church Records
Are you Garza or Trevino? Do you have ancestors with this last name? If you do you are in luck. Tomas Madirichaga Cueva has written an excellent book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon” (Origin of the last names Garza and Trevino form Nuevo Leon). This book starts with Marcos Alonso de la Garza (my 10th great grandfather) and documents about four generations of his descendants. The author tells that many of his sons took the last name of Garza and also many took the last name of Trevino from his wife Juana de Trevino de Quintanilla.
As you may be aware these two last names are very predominant in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. What is so great about this book is that the author only cites first hand sources and is very well documented. So far I have yet to find an error. In my opinion this is an excellent book for your genealogical research. Continue reading
Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1 was researched and written by Isabel Ernestina Garza Brown back in 1995. This book is only 54 pages including the covers but it contains a wealth of information. To be honest with you the only reason that I checked it out at the library was because it had Garza and Los Saenz, Texas. Continue reading
The following is the baptism record of my wife’s 6th great grandmother Josepha Antonia Cantu de la Garza. Her parents are listed as being Joseph Cantu and Gertrudis de la Garza. Continue reading
The following is the 1695 marriage of my 7th great grandparents Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza Montemayor. They got married in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The following document indicates that the parents of Nicolas where Joseph de Ayala and Ana de Benavides and at the time of the marriage both were deceased by then. Continue reading
Lauro Garza Marroquin was born in June 8, 1944 to Eulalio Garza Lopez and Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez. He is the third of six children.
Chances are that you have never heard about him and you will probably not hear about him from anyone other than me, Moises Garza, his fourth son. He is not famous, or rich. He is only a man that has lived and is still living his life. Whose only legacy, will be those he will leave behind. A legacy that we all should be thanking our parents for, since that legacy is us and has been the one of our ancestors as well. No other legacy will endure the millennial as this one has and will continue to endure. It is important to talk about him to better understand that men and woman like him have contributed a lot and are contributing to society without being seen or named, since a person’s life no matter how great or small will forever resonate. Continue reading