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WAC 004: Interview with Welester Alvarado President of the Genealogical Society of Nuevo Leon

Welester ALvarado

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In this session of the We Are Cousins Podcast, Moises interviews Welester Alvarado the current president of the Genealogy Society of Nuevo Leon. Welester tells us how Continue reading

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

1699 Marriage of Antonio Garcia de Sosa and Nicolasa De La Garza Falcon Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1699 marriage of my 9th great grandparents Pedro Garcia de Sosa and Nicolasa De La Garza Falcon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The parents of Antonio are Pedro Garcia de Sosa and Elena de la Garza Guerra. The parents of Nicolasa are Blas de la Garza and Margarita Lopez Prieto. I am a descendant of their through their daughter Maria Gertrudis Garcia Guerra. Continue reading

General Escobedo, N.L. Apuntes Geographicos

If your ancestors are from General Escobedo, Nuevo, Mexico or if you are doing genealogy research then this free eBook I came across might be of interest to you. It is titled Gral. Escobedo NL. Apuntes Geograficos. Even though it is not an genealogy eBook it does mention historical facts and also several of my ancestors as the Ayalas from el Topo de Los Ayalas and another ancestor Joseph Trevino. I do hope that it is of interest to you.

Another thing make sure to download it since as it is with eBook ont he internet you never know how long they will be available. Continue reading

1672 Marriage of Nicolas Gutierrez de Lara and Clara Trevino de Renteria Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1672 marriage of my 10th great grandparents Capitan Nicolas Gutierrez de Lara and Clara Trevino de Renteria. Nicolas is the son of Melchor Gutierrez and Isabel Lara. I have yet to find out whom the parents of Isabel are. The parents of Clara are Alonzo de Trevino and Mayor de Renteria. I am one of their descendants through their daughter Isabel Gutierrez de Lara. You can find more information about her and her siblings towards the bottom of this page.

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Nicolas Gutierrez y Dona Clara de Renta espanoles

En catorce de Noviembre de mil y seicientos y setenta y dos anos despuse y vele en la hacienda de la Pesqueria en Capilla aprovada a Nicolas Gutierrez y Dona Clara de Renteria haciendo procedido los bannos en primero siete y catorce de dicho mez. Fueron testigos D. Lazaro Fernandez de Castro, Joseph de la Cruz y Don Diego de Sepulveda, y lo firme -

Francisco de la Cruz

Children of Capitan Nicolas GUTIERREZ LARA and Clara TREVINO RENTERIA were as follows:

  1. Capitan Nicolas GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 13 Jun 1673 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, buried 10 Mar 1750 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 18 Oct 1695 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Antonia VILLARREAL, born in Salinas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 30 May 1754 in Salinas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Bernabe VILLARREAL and Isabel GARZA.
  2. Antonio GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 31 Mar 1676 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died 10 Jan 1734. He married on 19 Oct 1695 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Clara VILLARREAL, christened 15 Dec 1674 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, buried 27 Feb 1745 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Bernabe VILLARREAL and Isabel GARZA.
  3. Clara Maria GUTIERREZ LARA. She married on 28 Dec 1700 Juan BAEZ BENAVIDES, born 1680 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Francisco BAEZ BENAVIDES and Juana VELA.
  4. Melchor GUTIERREZ. He married Ana BENAVIDES, daughter of Bernardo BENAVIDES and Francisca REYES.
  5. Isabel GUTIERREZ LARA. She married Antonio GARCIA SEPULVEDA, son of Sargento Mayor Jacinto GARCIA SEPULVEDA and Clara FERNANDEZ RENTERIA.
  6. Cristobal GUTIERREZ LARA, christened 10 Dec 1687 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Isabel BAEZ BENAVIDES, born 1683; died 26 Jun 1773 in Revilla, Tamaulipas, Mexico, daughter of Bernardo BENAVIDES and Francisca REYES.

Sources:

  • FamilySearch.org Monterrey, Catedral, Matrimonios, Pg. 13 1672
  • Rendon, Crispin. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” Pg. 258

Familias de Nuevo Leon, Su Limpieza de Sangre

“Familias de Nuevo Leon, Su Limpieza de Sangre” is a 152 page book full of genealogical information written by Lilia E. Villanueva de Cavazos. Her main focus are the Families of Nuevo Leon and their claim of cleanliness of blood through many documents. Before I go any the following paragraphs are from wikipidia and they describe what Limpieza de Sangre really was.

Limpieza de Sangre “cleanliness of blood”, referred to those who were considered pure “Old Christians”, without Muslim or Jewish ancestors.

After the end of the Reconquista and the expulsion or conversion of Muslim Mudéjars (Moors) and Sephardic Jews, the population of Portugal and Spain was all nominally European Christian. However, the ruling class and much of the populace distrusted the recently converted “New Christians”, referring to them as conversos or marranos if they were baptized Jews or descended from them, or Moriscos if they were baptized Muslims or descended from them. A commonly leveled accusation was that the New Christians were false converts, secretly practicing their former religion as Crypto-Jews or Crypto-Muslims. Nevertheless, the concept of cleanliness of blood came to be more focused on ancestry than of personal religion.

This stratification meant that the Old Christian commoners could assert a right to honor even if they were not in the nobility. The religious and military orders, guilds and other organizations incorporated in their bylaws clauses demanding proof of cleanliness of blood. Upwardly mobile New Christian families had to either contend with their plight, or bribe and falsify documents attesting generations of good Christian ancestry.

As you cna see form the above pragraph many religious, military orders, guilds, and other organizations required Limpieza de Sangre. Thus in this book there are transcriptions of many documents pertaining to land grants where the petitioner describes being descendant form old Christians. Overall it is a very interesting read and not to mention I found various of my ancestors listed in this book. I hope you do find yours also. Bellow you will find the table of content and see what families are mentioned int his book. Cover of Book: Table of Content:

Sobre los Flores, del Valle del Huajuco 69

Una boda en Unares, frustrada. (Familias Olmos y Arredondo) 73

Los De Leon de Cadereyta y los Abrego de San Francisco 77

Los Del Bosque y los Vela de Cerralvo

El Gobernador Joaquin Garcia y sus ancestros 87

Fernandez, Trevino y de Ia Garza, antiguos linajes de Pesqueria Grande 97

Los Fernandez de don Diego 107

Los Cavazos de Reinosa 119

Los Lozano de Sabinas 123

Los Salazar de Monterrey 127

Francisco Trevino, «un estudiante de distinguldo nacimiento>> 131

Fuentes 135

lndice Onomastico 141

Where to get a copy of the book: You can find a copy of this book at the Special Collections at the University of Texas Pan American, youc an click here to see if this book is available. You can also search WorlCat to see if a library near you has it.

Fundadores de Linares by Guillermo Garmendia Leal

I came across the following book by Guillermo Garmendia Leal while doing my own family genealogy research. It is called “Fundadores de Linares” (Founders of Linares). This book has come in very handy since some of my ancestors have deep roots to Linares, Nuevo Leon. I just thought it would be a good idea to share it with you so that you may at least be aware about this great resource in case that you also come across ancestors or have ancestors that were from Linares.

Cover of book “Fundadores de Linares”:

This book contains:

Chapter 1 – Events that happened from 1668 to 1715 in Montemorelos, Hualahuises and the surrounding area prior to the founding of Linares.

Chapter 2 – Testamentos y Protocolos 1702 – 1757

Chapter 3 – Familias de Linares 1712 – 1748

Chapter 4 – Padron of 1764

Chapter 5 – Obispado de Linares 1779

Chapter 6 – General Fernando Sanchez de Zamora

Chapter 7 – Fuentes de informacion

Apendice I – Familias que pasaron de Linares a Villas del Norte de Tamaulipas

Bellow you will find links if you are interested in buying your own copy of thsi book or just borrowing one.

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Municipalities of Nuevo Leon, Their Founding Dates, and Old Names

If you or your ancestors were from Nuevo Leon, Mexico you will definitely love this resource. It will also help you while researching your genealogy and ancestors from Nuevo Leon. A few days ago I was browsing through a Facebook page of “Cronista De Santa Catarina” and came across this great resource. I do not know where it came from but was posted by Leonrado Hernandez on April the first. At the end of the post I have provided the link pointing to the original post. Also if you click on the image you will be able to download it to your hard drive. I have also included a transcription of the image in this post.

Image with all the municipalities of Nuevo Leon and it’s founding dates:

Municipios de Nuevo Leon Y su Fundacion.jpg

Please note that each line includes in order; the name of municipality, Foundation date and old name, date it became villa and then city.

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Municipio – Fecha Primitiva de Fundacion (1) Nombre Antiguo (2) – Fecha de Ereccion en Villa, Fecha de Ereccion en Ciudad

  • 1.- Abasolo – 1627 Hacienda Eguia de Viudas – 5 de Abr. de 1827
  • 2.- Agualeguas – 1675 Mision de Nta. Sra. de Gualeguas – 7 de Ene. de 1821
  • 3.- Los Aldamas – 1825 Pueblo de Hoyos – 26 de Mzo. de 1829
  • 4.- Allende – 1779 Rancho el Reparo – 12 de Mzo. de 1850 – 12 de Mzo. de 1978
  • 5.- Anahuac – 1933 – – – 5 de May.de 1933
  • 6.- Apodaca – 1583- Hacienda San Francisco – 31 de Mzo.de 1351 – 31 de Mzo. de 1882
  • 7.- Aramberri – 1626 Mision de Sta. Ma. de Rio Blanco – 31 de Oct. de 1877 – 13 de Dic. de 1912
  • 8.- Bustamante – 1686 San Miguel de Aguayo – 27 de Feb. de 1832
  • 9.- Cadereyta – 1637 San Juan Bautista – 13 de Ago. de 1637 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
  • 10.- Carmen – 1614 Hacienda de Cbipinque – 5 de Feb. de 1852
  • 11.- Cerralvo – 1577 Minas de San Gregorio. Leon(1582) – 6 de Sept. de 1626- 26 de Mayo de 1984
  • 12.- Cienega de Flores – 1624 Puerto de Cienaga – 23 de Feb. de 1863
  • 13.- China – 1796 San Felipe de Jesus (4 de Junio) – 23 de May. de 1812
  • 14.- Dr. Arroyo – 1821 Valle de La Purisima Concepcion – 31 de Mzo. de 1851- 9 de Ene. de 1878
  • 15.- Dr. Coss – 1745 Paso de Zacate – 7 de Oct. de 1882
  • 16.- Dr. Gonzalez – 1694 Hacienda de Ramos – 14 de Nov. de 1883
  • 17.- Galeana – 1678 Valle de Sn Pablo de los Labradores – 19 de Feb. de 1829 – 9 de Ene. de 1878
  • 18.- Garcia – 1646 Hda. de Pesqueria Grande – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
  • 19.- Garza Garcia – 1596 Hda. de San Pedro de los Nogales – 14 de Die. de 1882
  • 20.- General Bravo – 1790 Rancho del Toro – 18 de Nov. de 1868
  • 21.- Gral. Escobedo – 1604 Hda. del Topo de los Ayala – 24 de Feb. de 1868 – 19 de Nov de 1981
  • 22.- Gral. Teran – 1746 Valle de La Mota – 31 de Mzo.de 1851 – 31 de Oct. de 1977
  • 23.- Gral. Trevino – 1705 Rancho el Puntiagudo – 9 de Die. de 1968
  • 24.- Gral. Zaragoza – 1626 Mision San Josse del Rio Blanco – 16 de Sept.de 1866
  • 25.- Gral. Zuazua – 1670 Hda. de Santa Elena – 6 de.Mzo.de 1863
  • 26.- Guadalupe – 1627 Hda. de Santa Cruz – 5 de Mzo. de 1825 – 9 de Mayo de J971
  • 27.- Los Herreras – 1650 Rancho de La Manteca – 9 de Die. de 1874
  • 28.- Higueras – 1697 Hda. de Santa Teresa – 18 de Feb. de 1863
  • 29.- Hualahuises – 1646 Mision de San Cristobal – 20 de Mzo.de 1828
  • 30.- Iturbide – 1802 Hda. de San Pedro – 9 de Mzo. de 1850
  • 31.- Juarez – 1642 Hda. de San Jose – 30 de Die. de 1868 – 13 de Mayo de 1988
  • 32.- Lampazos – 1698 San Antonio de La Nueva Tlaxcala – 26 de Oct. de 1877 – 28 de Die. de 1877
  • 33.- Linares – 1712 Villa de San Felipe – 10 de Abr. de 1712 – 19 de Mayo de 1777
  • 34.- Marin – 1670 Rancho San Antonio de los Mtz.- 16 de Jul. de 1807
  • 35.- Melchor Ocampo – 1640 Charco Redondo – 20 de Oct. de 1948
  • 36.- Mier y Noriega – 1804 San Antonio de Medina – 27 de Jul. de 1849
  • 37.- Mina – 1611 San Francisco de Callas – 31 de Mzo.de 1851
  • 38.- Montemoretos – 1701 San Mateo del Pilon – 28 de feb. de 1701 – 28 de Mayo de 1825
  • 39.- Monterrey – 1577 Santa Lucia, San Luis – 1582 – 20 de Sept. de 1596
  • 40.- Paras – 1851 Huizachal de los Canales – 17 de Feb. de 1851
  • 41.- Pesqueria – 1669 Hacienda Espiritu Santo – 21 de Jul. de 1844
  • 42.- Los Ramones – 1730 Rancho San Joso del Capadero – 10 de Nov.de 1912
  • 43.- Rayones – 1851 San Miguel de Tasajal – 22 de Sept. de 1851
  • 44.- Sabinas Hidalgo – 1693 Real de Santiago de las Sabinas – 26 de Mzo.de 1829 – 7 de Mayo de 1971
  • 45.- Salinas Victoria – 1646 Valle de las Salinas – 4 de Mzo.de 1826
  • 46.- San Nicolas de los Garza – 1597 Hda. de Diego Diaz – 30 de Dic. de 1830- 9 de Mayo de 1971
  • 47.- Hidalgo – 1626 Hda. San Nicolas Obispo – 14 de Feb. de 1828
  • 48.- Santa Catarina – 1596 Hda. Santa Catarina – 11 de Feb. de 1864 – 20 de Nov. de 1977
  • 49.- Santiago – 1648 Santiago del Huajuco – 12 de Abr. de 1831

I do hope that this image and list comes in handy during your research. I know that it has helped me in just a short time.

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