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.
Where to obtain a copy:
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:
Please note that each line includes in order; the name of municipality, Foundation date and old name, date it became villa and then city.
Transcription of above image:
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.
The following map will help you along while doing your families genealogy research. It is titled “Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain” means in Spanish (Mercedes de Tierras, Haciendas, Pueblos, Villas y Ciudades en el Noreste Novohispano). As I have mentioned before I am currently researching Saltillo and in a book titled “Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo”, (Book of the Council of the Village of Santiago del Saltillo), I came across a very interesting map that I know you will enjoy. I am sharing it with you here since i know that it will help you estimate where your ancestors were from, it will not pinpoint their exact place but give you an idea.
This image shows you an estimated location of where the following areas were located:
- Valle de Boca de Leones
- Valle de Coahuila
- Valle de las Salinas
- Villa Cerralvo
- Valle de Pesqueria
- Valle de Parras
- Valle de Buena Esperanza
- Valle de Mazapil
- Valle de Pesqueria Grande
- Valle de Santa Catarina
- Villa Cadereyta
It also lists many more villas, towns, and haciendas.
Land Grants, Farms, Villages, Villas, and Cities in the Northeast of New Spain:
Click on the image above to view it at a better resolution and also be able to download it at a greater resolution.
I hope that this map comes in handy to you as it has come in handy to me.
Garza, Valentina Martinez, and Perez, Juan Manuel Zevallos. Libro del Cabildo de la Villa de Santiago del Saltillo 1578 – 1655. 2002, Pg 52
The following is a list of the 65 Cuadernos Del Archivo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are all in Spanish. These 65 eBooks are about the history, geography, and archaeology of the state of Nuevo Leon. I am sure that if you read all the titles you are sure to find one that will interest you. If you re building a digital library I highly recommend that you download all of them. You never knwo when thwy will come in handy. As for me I have only read two of them # 25 EL CRONISTA ANONIMO by Israel Cavazos Garza, since it is about my 9th great grandfather Juan Bautista Chapa. The other one that I have read is #36 LA CATEDRAL DEL NUEVO REINO DE LEON by Aureliano Tapia Mendez, since many of my ancestors are buried there.
I know that these eBooks will provide you also with great historical context and also provide you with genealogical data and clues. Continue reading
The Mexican Genealogical eBook Slaves of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico is, as it’s cover describes it, a compilation of Hundreds of Notary Documents Translated by: Dahlia Rose Guajardo, Dhlia Palacios, Eusebio Benavidez, Tony Vincent Garcia and Crispin Rendon.
It is a sad thing that Spaniards had slaves but what is even sadder to me is to see my own ancestors buying and selling slaves as if they were property. You might also find your ancestor as being one of the slaves. The majority of the slaves were either Black or Mulattos.
It is not mentioned in this book but one of my ancestors was a Morisco meaning that his parents were Mulatto and Indian. A Mulatto is the designation given to children of a Spaniard and black African. The earliest mention of him is In Ciudad Mier in the middle of the 1700′s and this eBook makes me wonder if he or his family were ever slaves. Continue reading
Here are the links to the nine volumes by Crispin Rendon in his series about Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are truly a genealogical treasure. This series covers that time period of 1755 to 1769.
Make sure and download them to your digital library that way you have them on hand when you need them. Or you can always book mark this page for future reference. Continue reading
Here is the listing of Crispin’s Rendon monumental work on General Teran, Nuevo leon, Mexico. They are 16 links to the 16th part series of Familias de General Teran. This series has been invaluable to my genealogy research since my wife’s Perez ancestors were from General Teran and it’s surrounding ranches.
I highly recommend that you download them to your eBook library. Continue reading
The fourth Volume of the series “The Families of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Four” was just released and published by Crispin Rendon this past October 31st.
Cover of The Families of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Volume Four
Where your ancestors ever mayors of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico? Now you can check and include it in your genealogy research. The following is a list of all the mayors for Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The very first one is Diego de Montemayor my 11th great grandfather. Many others in this list are also my ancestors such as Bartolome Gonzalez whom is also my 11th great grandfather. This list was originally compiled by Odeth Garza Barrera and then by wikipidia.org. Continue reading
Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Reino de Leon and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work, as it is the case with my ancestor Diego de Montemayor and his son Diego de Montemayor (el Mozo). El Nuevo Reino de Leon is now present day Nuevo Leon, Mexico and was named after a province in Spain. It was designated as a province in 1580. Continue reading