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
Just wanted to let you know that yesterday afternoon Crispin Rendon released his eight eBook on his series of Families of Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Here is his email with the link to of where to download this eBook.
This volume eight covers the years 1826-1830 and contains 338 marriages plus their children. Continue reading
Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a province by viceregal order in September 3, 1746.
The following is a list of all governors of Nuevo Santander up until 1821 when Mexico won it’s independence from Spain. let me know if any of your ancestors is listed. Continue reading