by Moises Garza

January 31, 2013

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

UTPAbroncsAs I have hinted to you in the past one of my favorite resources for my Genealogy research has been the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

It’s collection of books concerning South Texas and Northeastern Mexico is superb and in my opinion unrivaled. What is not known to many people is that the University houses Baptism, Marriage, and Death Church Records for Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

See my previous post for more information about Reynosa Marriages from 1790 to 1810 which contains a link to where you can browse them online.

The following Reynosa Church Records can be obtained on microfilm;

  • Reynosa Baptismals, 1800-1912
  • Reynosa Marriages, 1811-1823
  • Reynosa Deaths, 1837-1845
  • Reynosa Deaths, 1859-1860

They are part of the Frank Cushman Pierce Collection which is microfilmed in two reels.

There is also another title that may be of interest to the researcher; Copia de Bautismos de la Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de la Villa de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1801-1912.

Finally, Lee James Nichols has indexed the Reynosa Marriages for 1790 to 1810 in his book; Archivos parroquiales de Nuestra de Señora de Guadalupe de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico : matrimonios vol. #2, 7-1-1790 / 1-14-1811 / indexed by Lee James Nichols. I have seen this book and it is a great resource. If interested you can buy this book at Border Lands Bookstore it is item#717 and it costs $55.00

If anyone has additional information on Reynosa, Church Records please send me an email or if you need for me to get you copies of documents from these collections please look at the Services tab for more information.

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  1. I am trying to locate records located in San Carlos Tamaulipas before 1878. FamilySearch has no records before this date. I was wondering where to locate them, if they exist or if they are in a neighboring parish such as Burgos. If you have any information let me know! thanks.

    1. Civil Registry records started in 1859/1860 but I have seen some places start them latter and church records go back further. Check out when the Municipio was formed since records start when Municipios are formed and for Church records you will need to do some research as to what church had jurisdiction over the particular locality you are researching. If Burgos is the nearest town and if it is older than San Carlos more than likely you can fins church and civil records there. Good luck, let me know how it goes.

  2. I realize that this an old post, but I was wondering if you know if other Reynosa parish records exist elsewhere. I am interested in later Reynosa marriages from 1824 to about 1852.

    Reynosa is missing from Familysearch completely, but other than the records you mention, I have no idea if any other records exist for Reynosa at all.

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