by Moises Garza

December 23, 2013

Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The eBook “Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses” by Maria Elena Santoscoy Flores is a great resource to anyone who has traced their ancestors to Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. This book provides essential knowledge about the origins of Saltillo and the perils of its founders and early settlers. It also describes their main activities through which in the middle of the semi-desert landscape were able to build one of the most important cities of northeastern Mexico.

I have yet to read the full book but I have already found mentions of several of my ancestors especially Alberto del Canto and Diego de Montemayor. If you are doing Genealogy research on any of the early settlers you might want to look towards the end of the book. The author provides the family trees of most of them.

Cover of the book Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses

Let me just advise you that this book is all in Spanish. If you do not know how to read Spanish I would recommend that you press F+Ctrl and search for your ancestor. Once you find them you can highlight the particular paragraph and then use Google translate.

Regardless of if you know Spanish or not I highly recommend that you download and save this eBook to your computer. You can find the link just below.

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Let me know if you find anything interesting in this eBook or something new that you did not know before.

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Moises Garza

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  1. Moises,
    I tried to download the ebook Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses and got this message: Not Found
    The requested URL /libros/aquellos primeros saltillenses.pdf was not found on this server.

    Can you help me? I would like to access this book.


  2. Moises,

    I see that Mateo de Barrasa is listed as a founder of Saltillo. Do you have any additional information on him? I didn’t see anything in the document about him other than his name appearing on a list of founders.

  3. Ok so i downloaded the ebook since i read it would have some family tree info but to my dismay none of the names are even Sosa. From what i could see if i understand it correctly is that they don’t have much of his actual lineage and instead have his wife’s since all the last names are Rodriguez. So disappointing.

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