by Moises Garza

August 11, 2014

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

In this episode, Moises talks about the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, their catalogs, and how to request a document from them. He also talks about the book Origen de los Appellidos Garza Y Trevino en Nuevo Leon and backup service Dropbox.

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Show Notes:

This is session number 9

Today I am going to talk about the Archivo Municipal de Saltillo (The Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Cohuila, Mexico).

Send us your questions or comments to [email protected].

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1.Listener Question

Im trying to find out information on my grandmother’s side. I didn’t get to meet her due to she passed away before I was born. She lived in Los Aldamas Nuevo Leon MX. Her name was Ofira Chapa and her father was Luis Chapa. She had a brother Fernando and Federico Chapa.”

Took me about 2 minutes to find it.

Did a search with quotes at “We Are Cousins” found the index and then found it at FamilySearch.

2. What’s new at we are cousins Blog?

Still fixing some glitches at Aweber

Accidentally emailed at 4:00 am

  1. Speaking engagement for the Brownsville Historical Society

October the 11th at the Brownsville Historical Society

Hopefully, I can record great quality sound by then to share it with you.

3 What’s new at Family Search in regards to south Texas and northeastern Mexico genealogical records?

No updates to neither South Texas nor Northeastern Mexico Collections.

4 This week’s Tool – Keeping your Genealogy Data Safe

5 This Weeks Online Resource

The Spanish American Genealogical Association, A Great Resource

6 This week’s book

Origen de Los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon

7 Upcoming Genealogical Conferences

Federation of Genealogical Societies conference “Gone  To Texas” will be August 27-30 in San Antonio Texas

35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference September 25-27 Website: – Thank You Ofelia Olson for the link.

8 Archivo Municipal de Saltillo (The Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Cohuila, Mexico)

  • You can find them online at:

  • In This website you will find

Titled Gazeta del Saltillo – Bringing to light documents in their archives and historical stories.

Catálogos del Fondo Presidencia Municipal – 20 volumes covering 1578 to 1933

Fondo Editorial – Published books and they are for sale, the bad thing they do not ship to the United States.

  • You can find them on Facebook at:

Send them a message to get a document

Make sure you copy and paste exactly as it appears on the catalog.

My mistake and error.

  • Past Blog Post about this resource:

23 eBooks Cataloging the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

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Help support this podcast by buying any of my eBooks located on the books tab. Thank you in advance I really appreciate you.

I hope that you had fun and until next time, God bless.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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