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WAC-015: Hidalgo County Land Records Online

 

WAC-015 Hidalgo County Land Records Online

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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.
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Using Civilian Records for Genealogical Research in the National Archives

Have you ever wondered what documents does the United States National Archives have that can help you locate your ancestors? This PDF document might just have the answer for you. It is a 63 page document describing the Civilian Records that they have in their possession and might be of help to you in your genealogical research. I know that for me researching the National Archives is out of the question due to my location but you never know. Maybe one day you or I get to go over and do some digging around.

This PDF book was written back in 2006 and might also provide valuable clues as to what to search on the website of the National Archives. Just thinking out loud, since I have yet to do such search myself. You never know maybe these collections are available online, for sure the border crossings are and also the censuses, at familysearch.org. This booklet will give you an idea of how to use them or what you can expect to find in those collections.

As usually, the link to download this free eBook is at the very end of the post. Before you go there here is a bit more information about this eBook.

Here is the cover of the eBook:

Using Civilian Records For Genealogical Research in The National Archives

In case that you are wondering here is a listing of what you can expect to find in this eBook:

Genealogical Research

Before Visiting the National Archives
Using the National Archives
Finding Aids

Federal Census 

Population Census Schedules
Soundex Indexes
Soundex Coding Guide
Enumeration District Maps
Nonpopulation Census Schedules, 1850–80

Immigration

U.S. Customs Service
Immigration and Naturalization
East Coast Ports
Gulf Coast Ports
Mexican Border Crossings
Pacific Coast Ports
Canadian Border Crossings
Alien Files
Arrival Records and Crew Lists, 1957–82
Chinese Exclusion, 1882–1943

Naturalization

Passport Applications 

Visa Applications,1914–40 

Seamen’s Protection Certificates 

Public Land 

Civilian Employees 

Official Register of the United States
Application, Recommendation, and
Appointment Records
Official Personnel Files

Residents of the District of Columbia

American Indians 

African Americans 

Slavery
Federal Censuses
Southern Claims Commission
Freedman’s Savings and Trust

War Relocation Authority

Japanese Internments

American Overseas Territories 

Where to Find Vital Statistics 

National Archives Online 

National Archives Regional Facilities 

Contacting the National Archives 

 

You can download this free eBook using the following link:

I hope that you find this resource useful and or informative. Let me know in the comments section what you think about it and or how this might help you out in your research.

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

Where to obtain this book:

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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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!“.

Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon

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

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Six

On May the 30th I received an email from Crispin Rendon letting me know that his sixth volume in the Families of Saltillo Series was out. As I always do of letting you know, bellow is the email and the link where to download your own copy.

Mr. Rendon describes this eBook as folows:

Volume six contains marriage information found on film 605095. This volume, in a
series, continues with 500 records starting on October 1765 and ending on July 1774. The records are found on images 141-267. The plan is to create a dozen volumes of 500 records each. Basic information from the marriage records is presented along with other information gathered in an attempt to present two generations descendant reports. Not all marriages result in Continue reading

Gene Fernandez’s Presentation at RGVHGS

The May 2014 meeting of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society was a very informative and interesting one. The presenter for this month was non other than Gene Fernandez. His passion for history and the preservation of History is evident. Gene’s presentation was very informative and it was also fun to hear it since he is an excellent presenter. Continue reading

The 11 Families Listed on The 1757 Census of La Villa de Laredo

Our Genealogy Research can lead us in many directions and also lead us to find many documents. One of those documents that I came across was the 1757 Revista de Pobladores conducted by Captain Jose Tienda de Cuervo of La Villa de Laredo present day Laredo, Texas.

In total the document contains 34 pages but I only extracted the names of the people residing in Laredo in 1757. It is interesting to note that at the end it is mentioned that they are 11 families and I assume that the single households were not included. If you would like to see or read the whole document just click at the source link at the end of Continue reading