by Moises Garza

August 18, 2014

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

In this episode, Moises talks about the Church Padrones (censuses) of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and how they can help you in your research. He also talks about the 1930 Mexico census and using Evernote for Genealogy.

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Show Notes:

This is session number 10

Today I am going to talk about the Church Padrones, also known as the church Censuses for Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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1.Listener Question

Left at We Are Cousins Facebook Page

Does anyone know how to access the 1930 Mexican census for the cities of Camargo and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas” by Jesus

More about the 1930 Census:,_National_Census,_1930_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

2. Speaking engagement for the Brownsville Historical Society

I received an invitation from Creig Stone the Education and Programs Coordinator

With Brownsville Historical Association October the 1st.

Some Questions the 1st is on a Wednesday and Mr. Fernandez had said it was for the 11th.

Branching out 2014 Genealogical Fair

3 This week’s Tool

Evernote – Keeping your Genealogy Research Organized

4 This Weeks Online Resource

1930 Mexico Census

Browse Images at FamilySearch:

Browse at it is free:

5 This week’s book

Index to the Marriage Investigations of the Diocese of Guadalajara 1653 – 1750

Index to the Marriage Investigations of the Diocese of Guadalajara 1751 – 1779

Read More about these two books at:

6 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.

7 The Mier Church Padrones (Census)

What are they?

Why they are Important.

What years do they cover?

  • 1782 to 1826 Pages 364 to 701
  • Many years are Missing

How it helped me find my ancestor.

  • Rafael Garza Sanchez (3rd great grandfather)
  • Rafael Garza Cuellar

You can find them online at:,144320402,144401401

Short post about the Padrones at We Are Cousins

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

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Moises Garza

This blog is an attempt to document my family and make you aware of resources that I find. I also hope that with this blog I can network with other researchers interested in this region and connect with long lost relatives. To keep up to date with this blog follow us with RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Contact me at

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