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Video on How to Search the Historical Archive of Monterrey’s Online Database

Here is a short video that I did for Liz Salas-Rivalsky from the We Are Cousins community. Liz thank you for being a participating member at the community.  Liz asked “Archivos Historicos de Monterrey (http://servicios.monterrey.gob.mx/Consultas/AHM/Principal.aspx) is a confusing website to me. Does anyone have suggestions on how to navigate this website? Thanks.”

I hope that this short video is also useful for you too.

If interested you can check out my previous post about this resource here: Archivos Historicos de Monterrey – Historical Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Video on How to Search the Historical Archive of Monterrey’s Online Database


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1722 Church Marriage of Joaquin Cavazos de Pruneda and Ana Catarina Rodriguez Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the church marriage record of my 7th great grandparents Joaquin Cavazos and Ana Catarina Rodriguez. They were married in Monterrey Mexico back in April 28, 1722. Through other sources we know that the parents of Joaquin are Joseph Cavazos and Jacinta Fernandez de Castro. The witness listed in this document are Joseph Rodriguez, Juan de Cavallero, and Lucas Cavallero. If any one has more research about this couple please let me know.

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Joachin Cavasoz, y Ana Catharina Rodriguez =

En beinte y ocho dias delmes de Abril de mil stecientos y beinte y dos en la parroqi. de esta ciudad: case y vele segun orden de nta santa Me. ygelsia a Juachin Cavasoz con Ana Catharina Rodriguez espanoles aviendose amonestado en tres dias festivos el dia dies y nuebe, de Abril, el dia beinte y cinco, y el dia beinte y seis, de esthe messiendo testigos Joseph Rodriguez, Juan de Cavallero, y Lucas Cavallero y por ser verdad lo firme.

Fr. Joseph Galban

Children of Joaquin Cavazos de Pruneda and Ana Catarina Rodriguez Montemayor:

The following list was compiled by Crispin Rendon.

  1. dopted Joseph Antonio GONGORA. He married on 13 Feb 1746 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Gertrudis GARZA, daughter of Joseph Antonio GARZA and Elena SEPULVEDA.
  2. Jose Antonio CAVAZOS (my 6th great grandfather), christened 10 Mar 1723 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 11 Oct 1752 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Leonor TREVINO, christened 31 Mar 1734 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Juan Francisco TREVINO and Luisa GONGORA.
  3. Juan Joseph CAVAZOS, christened 2 Jan 1729 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 26 Oct 1762 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Gertrudis BALLESTEROS, christened 10 Apr 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Pedro Agustin BALLESTEROS and Margarita TREVINO.
  4. Maria Tomasa CAVAZOS, christened 14 Jul 1731 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 30 Nov 1748 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Joseph Januario VALDEZ, born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.
  5. Mariana CAVAZOS, born 1735. She married Mateo LEAL LEON, born 1724; died 1800, son of Bernabe LEAL LEON and Maria Gertrudis GONZALEZ.
  6. Joseph Placido Geronimo CAVAZOS, christened 26 Oct 1739 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married (1) on 23 Oct 1774 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Catarina QUINTANILLA, daughter of Capitan Antonio GONZALEZ QUINTANILLA and Maria Nicolasa TREVINO; (2) on 30 Oct 1785 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Urbana GARZA, daughter of Juan Baptista GARZA RENTERIA and Maria Rosalia GARCIA GUERRA.
  7. Ana Catarina CAVAZOS, christened 12 Aug 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 20 Jul 1767 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Jose Rosalio LEAL LEON, born 1734 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 1784, son of Bernabe LEAL LEON and Maria Gertrudis GONZALEZ.
  8. Juana Catarina CAVAZOS, christened 12 Aug 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Javier VILLARREAL.
  9. Eugenio CAVAZOS. He married on 4 Mar 1771 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Josefa Dolores CABALLERO OLIVOS, christened 10 Jul 1756 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Juan Angel CABALLERO OLIVOS and Elena GARCIA GUERRA.

Sources:

  • FamilySearch
  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 83

Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez

I recently came across a book about the descendants of my 14th great grandparents Juan Perez de Onate and Osana Martinez. It is a 189 page book that was compiled by John D. Inclan. This book contains a wealth of information and I highly recommend that you try and get a hold of it since this book has greatly helped in my Genealogy research. Its a must get book specially if Juan and Osana are also your ancestors. The title of this book is “Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez – Nueva Galicia- Nuevo Leon- New Mexico- Tamaulipas- Texas- Zacatecas 1460- 2000″.

As you can see just by the title this book contain information on families that lived in Nueva Galicia, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Tamaulipas, Texas, and Zacatecas covering the time periods of 1460 to the 2000’s. Make sure and check out the links of where you can obtain this book since there is a link for it online.

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Where to get a copy:

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Even though the online family tree is by the same author I am not one hundred percent sure that it contains the same information as the book.  I just hope that this book and online resource is of help to you.

Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II

In case that you do not know I just want to make you aware that the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA) out of Corpus Cristy, Texas back in 1989 indexed the Cerralvo Church Marriage Records covering the time period of 1761 to 1880. This particular book “Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II” lists all the brides by alphabetical order by maiden name.

This book is invaluable to our research since as you may or may not be aware of the Cerralvo Marriage Church Records have not been indexed by familysear.org. They are only available at ancestry.com but that is more than $30.00 to get access per month. instead just look for this book or buy it off the SAGA website.

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Remember once you find an entry to one of your ancestors you can obtain a copy of the original at familysearch.org. They are here.

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1684 Baptism of Jose Cristobal Garcia in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the baptism of Jose Cristobal Garcia my 6th great grandfather in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was the son of Pedro Regalado Garcia and Maria Josefa Reyes. If you are a descendant of theirs let me know, hopefully we can trade notes on them.

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Joseph Xptobal espanol

En diez y Siete de Julio de Mil Setecientos y dies y siete anos en la Parroquial desta ciudad de Monterrey Baptise y puse los Santos oleos y Crisma a Xptobal hijolejitimo de Po. Regalado Garcia y Josepha de los Reyes fueron Pa el Br. Dn. Juan de Arellano y Ana Maria de la Garza a quienes adverti su parentesco espiritual qe contraian con su haijado y su Pa. y hobligacion qe tien con su haijado y lo firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

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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.

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.

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

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

1673 Marriage of Diego Gutierrez and Gertrudis Flores Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1673 marriage of my 10th great grandparents Diego Gutierrez de Castro and Gertrudis Flores de la Garza. The were married on July 30, 1673 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. I have not been able to find a document that indicates whom his parents were but on the other hand the parents of Gertrudis are Pedro Flores de Abrego and Margarita de la Garza. I am a descendant of theirs through their daughter Margarita Gutierrez whom married Jospeh Martinez Guajardo. Continue reading