Last Saturday I wrote about Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882 and today I will let you know about another great genealogical book about Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is a book by the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA). It is titled Camargo Baptismal Records Index 1764 – 1882. Continue reading
The following are seven articles published by various authors on the Rio Grande Guardian’s website. I thought that it would be a great idea to share them with you. They talk about genealogy, history, and current cultural icons. All of them involve South Texas and Northeaster Mexico in one way or another. Hope that you enjoy them.
EDINBURG, January 27 – There were certain other explorers who arrived in what is now Texas following Alvar Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish soldiers’ landing on Texas soil in 1528.
SAN ANTONIO, January 1 – In sharing with others the beauty of early Texas history, there is an increasing positive response from South Texas folks in particular.
EDINBURG, January 1 – Columnist Lino García, Jr., has penned an op-ed for Guardian readers this holiday period about South Texas Spanish.
EDINBURG, November 22 – When Pánfilo Narváez and Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca along with a few hundred Spanish soldiers landed on Galveston Bay on November 6, 1528, the exploration and the settlement of the territory of Texas brought into this state European institutions that still prevail.
SAN ANTONIO, November 5 – Just over 200 years ago, a town priest in Central Mexico decided to bring justice for all in Mexico, including Texas, its northern province.
García: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
EDINBURG, October 8 – On October 12, 1492, Cristóbal Colón and his Spanish crew aboard three ships, La Pinta, La Niña and La Santa María, sailed from the mother country of Spain and landed on what later became known as America.
Idea for a Tejano Monument at the state Capitol started at UTPA
EDINBURG, March 29 – It is a little known fact but the idea to build a monument honoring the heritage and contributions of Tejanos at the Texas state Capitol in Austin was born at the University of Texas-Pan American.
The above listed stories come from the Cultura and Border Life sections of the Rio Grande Guardian. These two sections also contain a lot more stories on various topics. If anyone has interesting posts that they know about let me know, I will be posting them on Saturdays.
Last month Taco Goulooze shared the link to FastFilm on Google+, if you have not used this utility you are missing out big time. You may be asking yourself, What is FastFilm? It is a small utility that will let you download Batch Images from FamilySearch.
You may ask your self, Why do I need this? Simply put, to speed up and be more efficient when searching for a particular document in a set of documents. As you may be aware of, just trying to view an image using your browser on FamilySearch may take up to 30 seconds to a minute to load. Imagine doing this if you do not have a date or and have to go document by document.
After installing FastFile you will be able to download the set of images where the document you are looking for may be. Believe me the download speeds are fast. After it finishes you will be able to browse through the images superfast without the loading times that you would get otherwise.
Just ensure that you have hard drive space since each image is on average about 1.5 megabyte big.
You can visit the developers page for more information or to download the program on the following link.
Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico was founded as early as the 1590’s but the church and civil records were either lost or destroyed up until 1761. As Mr. Garmendia states, this means that the documents up to eight generations or more are forever gone.
In his book Vecinos de Cerralvo Mr. Garmendia compiled the names of people that where from Cerralvo from 1630 to 1760. He obtained them from every surrounding town’s archive or church records.
If your research has lead you to Cerralvo during this time period this book is worth checking out.
The University of Texas Pan American has a copy and if you would like you cna buy the booka t http://www.borderlandsbooks.com for $45.00.
Just wanted to let everyone know about the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.If you are looking to join a society near the Harlingen Texas are they are the perfect fit. Here is a little more information about them.
Screenshot of their Website:
Their Mission statement is as follows:
The purpose of the RGV Hispanic Genealogical Society is to promote interest in Hispanic Genealogy and to assist its members engaged in genealogical research. Said purposes are to be accomplished through: soliciting and arranging for public funds and private contributions to be utilized in the furtherance of the Corporation; to encourage interested persons to pursue and preserve genealogical information; to provide opportunities to share Hispanic genealogical information and experiences; to collect, protect and preserve public and private Hispanic genealogical information records and to make such records available for research; to acquire Hispanic Hispanic historical data and resources and make them available to the public and the genealogical community; to accept donations, services, and materials to be used for any activity which will be of service to the genealogical society.
If anyone is interested check their website out you can do so using the following link http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com. I came across this website a few days ago.. They will also be hosting the 33rd Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference Los Caminos del Rio at South Padre Island, Texas October 11 – 14 , 2012. You can register at their website. Here you can see who the speakers will be: http://www.rgvhispanicgenealogicalsociety.com/uploads/Speakers_Page.pdf
For those of you that already use Google Books let me know how you are using it and for those of you that have not used it or do not know what it is keep on reading.
What is Google books?
Ill put it very simple it is an online library/book store. You can browse millions of books and get a preview of them before deciding to buy the book. Also, lets not get discouraged, Google books also has thousands of free titles that after you add them to your library (Google account needed) you can read them online or on the go with your iPad or Android device by downloading and installing the required application (links on bottom of page).
How can this help me in my Genealogy Research?
Well it might or might not but it sure does not hurt to try it out. The way I use it is to search for ancestor names and see what comes up, I also like to try out town names to see where it has been mentioned before, and finally I use it to research topics and or find material that can help me better understand things.
I am currently reading, Barbarous Mexico by John Kenneth Turner. In this book he provides a first hand account of slavery and forced labor in Mexican Haciendas before the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He also describes how Mexico tried to commit Genocide with the Yaki Indians of Sonora Mexico. It is giving me a better understanding of just a few of many things that led up to Mexico’s Revolution. Get Barbarous Mexico
Hope that you all find Google Books as useful as I have.
Finally, If you get lucky you might even find books about your ancestors.
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Marriages for 1902 Pages 1 through 38 Number Page Male Female 18 26 Gonzalez, Antonio Alanis, Florentina 7 10 Vela, Benigno Leal, Crescencia 14 21 Pena, Cristelo Alanis, Bernarda 5 7 Pena, Eugenio Rios, Gregoria 1 3 Garcia, Fernando Zarate, Teresa 9 12 Garza, Genaro Lopez, Faustina 10 14 Sanchez, Irineo Perez, Sixta 12 18 Garza, Juan Pena, Antonia 15 22 Marroquin, Jesus Maria Reyna, Luisa 17 23 Cantu, Juan Cantu, Elijia 6 9 Salinas, Leandro Garcia, Micaela 16 23 Salinas, Lino Pena, Luisa 2 4 Tanguma, Marcelo Vela, Carlota 13 19 Garza, Mercedes Garza, Maria 3 5 Zarate, Perfecto Garza, Celestina 4 7 Benites, Pedro Salinas, Eusebia 11 17 Rios, Ramon Rios, Bacilia 8 12 Garza, Secundino Lopez, Calixta Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1903 Pages 39 through 65 Number Page Male Female 2 3 Garcia, Antonio Longoria, Emilia 6 9 Garcia, Aniceto Garcia, Micaela 8 12 Alanis, Albino Pena, Gabriela 1 2 Pena, Cosme Carillo, Maria 12 17 Garza, Froilan Pena, Damiana 5 8 Pena, Guadalupe Pena, Dolores 13 19 Pena, Gabriel Salazar, Teresa 7 11 Salinas, Justo Garza, Elisea 4 5 Pena, Lucio Lopez, Clemencia 14 21 Rios, Sabas Garcia, Petra 3 5 Zarate, Trinidad Garcia, Josefa 10 15 Alanis, Tiburcio Rios, Rosa 9 14 Alanis, Victoriano Clara, Garcia 11 16 Garcia, Victor Lopez, Brigida Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1904 Pages 66 through 100 Number Page Male Female 7 11 Leal, Ancelmo Pena, Genoveva 18 26 Guerra, Alberto Garza, Josefa 5 7 Garcia, Blas Cantu, Trinidad 15 22 Perez, Crescencio Leal, Delfina 1 2 Garcia, Eustacio Garcia, Santos 10 16 Pena, Eusebio Guerra, Paula 2 3 Salinas, Guadalupe Salinas, Locadia 3 4 Alanis, Jose Pena, Clemencia 16 23 Marroquin, Juan A. Garcia, Rafaela 17 25 Garcia, Luciano Gutierrez, Nazaria 9 15 Pena, Martin Rios, Carlota 11 17 Lopez, Martin Lopez, Ramona 13 19 Pena, Manuela Pena, Clara 4 7 Rios, Pedro Cantu, Felipa 6 9 Carillo, Porfirio Salinas, Antonia 8 13 Salinas, Placido Cantu, Juana 14 20 Garza, Pablo Amaya, Juana 19 27 Garza, Wenceslao Saenz, Bernardina 12 18 Ramos, Zenon Ramos, Catarina Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1905 Pages 101 through 143 Number Page Male Female 11 17 Rodriguez, Abundio Toscano, Luisa 19 29 Rios, Calixto Garcia, Gabriela 20 30 Chapa, Camilo Ramirez, Guadalupe 16 25 Pena, Dionicio Garza, Teofila 1 2 Herrera, Eligio Vera, Vita 2 3 Garcia, Felipe Garcia, Elena 8 12 Alanis, Francisco Flores, Rafaela 9 13 Vera, Faustino Regalado, Prudenciana 13 20 Cantu, Guillermo Cantu, Manuela 5 10 Romo, Jesus Toscano, Francisca 15 23 Morales, Julian Ortiz, Lucinda 3 4 Reyna, Marcos Garza, Agustina 4 6 Rios, Maximiano Garcia, Felicitas 6 11 Ramos, Matias Salinas, Gregoria 14 22 Martinez, Marcio Gonzalez, Apolonia 7 11 Salinas, Natividad Ramos, Antonia 17 26 Garza, Narciso Pena, Maria 10 15 Pena, Pedro Garza, Blasa 12 19 Saenz, Pascual Vasques, Juana 21 31 Pulido, Pas Salinas, Juana 22 32 Gonzalez, Roman Garza, Barbara 18 26 Salinas, Santos Gonzalez, Maria 23 33 Pena, Santos Alanis, Bacilia Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1906 Pages 144 through 194 Number Page Male Female 6 8 Garza, Apolinar Garza, Maria de los Angeles 7 9 Trevino, Apolonio Hinojosa, Santos 19 24 Cantu, Anastacio Garcia, Selsa 13 15 Amaro, Benigno Garcia, Felipa 27 39 Montalvo, Bartolo Garcia, Martina 1 2 Benites, Cesareo Salinas, Martina 20 28 Rodriguez, Cruz Chapa, Antonia 22 30 Alanis, Canuto Gonzalez, Librada 25 35 Gonzalez, Cipriano Garcia, Matilde 15 18 Vela, Donaciano Alanis, Nieves 5 6 Solis, Felipe Rios, Paula 11 14 Longoria, Francisco Sanchez, Maria de los Angeles 12 14 Ledesma, Francisco Rios, Guillerma 17 20 Garcia, Felipe Garcia, Viviana 21 28 Rios, Gaspar Perez, Fidela 24 33 Perez, Guadalupe Pena, Nieves 26 37 Ramirez, Gabino Garza, Manuela 16 19 Rios, Hermenegildo Martinez, Cenovia 4 5 Salinas, Jose Garcia, Tomasa 10 12 Vela, Juan Salinas, Susana 18 23 Garcia, Martin Garcia, Lus 28 41 Sepulveda, Manuel Rodriguez, Pas 14 16 Solis, Pedro Saens, Lorenza 23 32 Martinez, Rogerr Cantu, Eusebia 2 2 Garcia, Severo Ramirez, Paula 8 9 Trevino, Severiano Lopez, Felicitas 29 43 Garza, Simon Pena, Bacilia 3 5 Zarate, Tomas Olivarez, Sanjuana 9 12 Pena, Teofilo Pena, Maria Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1907 Pages 195 through 258 Number Page Male Female 10 14 Gonzalez, Alejandro Garcia, Anastasia 17 22 Garza, Antonio Garcia, Jesusa 15 21 Pena, Antonino Pena, Juliana 22 30 Lopez, Andres Ramos, Luisa 14 20 Leal, Blas Leal, Gregoria 16 22 Gonzalez, Brigido Cuellar, Juana 20 27 Garza, Cecilio Garcia, Eulalia 2 3 Reyna, Eleuterio Alanis, Adelaida 4 7 Garza, Eusebio Lopez, Paula 5 8 Lopez, Herculano Lopez, Lus 12 18 Garcia, Herculano Garcia, Teodosa 11 15 Trevino, Julio Trevino, Paula 18 25 Pena, Juan Rios, Bacilia 21 30 Leal, Jesus Maria Regalado, Urbana 23 33 Trevino, Juan Rios, Epigmenia 3 4 Gallegos, Lazaro Hinojosa, Leonides N. 19 26 Garcia, Lorenzo Garcia, Guadalupe 1 2 Pena, Martin Rios, Tomasa 6 10 Gonzalez, Martin Salinas, Josefa 8 11 Garza, Pedro Garza, Guadalupe 9 13 Rodriguez, Perfecto Alanis, Maria 24 34 Benites, Pedro Cantu, Martina 25 35 Alanis, Santos Ramos, Elpidia 7 11 Pena, Tomas Rios, Cristina 13 19 Ramos, Victorio Ramos, Nazaria 26 37 Lopez, Zeferino Garcia, Sanjuana Marriages of Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon from 1902 to 1908 Marriages for 1908 Pages 258 through 282 Number Page Male Female 2 2 Pena, Ananstasio Ramirez, Erlinda 9 10 Morales, Antonio Gonzalez, Francisca 5 5 Martinez, Bruno Pena, Antonia 12 15 Alanis, Conferino Pena, Carmen 3 3 Vasquez, Emilio Garcia, Sanjuana 4 4 Garcia, Exiquio Garcia, Estefana 6 6 Pena, Ysidro Gonzalez, Lina 1 2 Rios, Jesus Rios, Rafaela 8 10 Rios, Jose Rios, Antonia 11 13 Lopez, Juan Lopez, Sanjuana 14 17 Tanguma, Luciano Pena, Petra 10 12 Hinojosa, Luciano Lassaulx, Mercedes 13 16 Garcia, Simplicio Alanis, Rosaura 7 9 Rios, Vicente Almaras, Sara
Sources: Original Images to this Index can be found at – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22299-51166-52?cc=1916238&wc=11896636
A Great Resource for South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy
For all of you who may barely be getting their feet wet into their own family genealogy and or family history, here is another great resource that I have used many times over and over again.
The resource that I want to make you aware of is Raul Longoria’s Website RaulLongoria.net.
In my own opinion I believe it to be one of the greatest resources for Mexican American Genealogy when it comes to the South Texas and Northestern Mexican Genealogy.
Most entries in Raul N. Longoria’s website have citations to where he got the information from, thus providing the researcher with precious leads to original documents or more great resources.
This is how he describes his website:
Many of us with deep family roots in South Texas have found that we are part of a very large extended family; you may find some of your own ancestors here. – Raul N. Longoria
Did I mention that he has thousands of names in his database and most of them are form South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. Go ahead and check it out. It will not be long before you find your ancestors listed there.
My only hope is that Mr. Longoria continues to make this great resource available to all of us.
Once again here is the link to his website: RaulLongoria.net.
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