by Moises Garza

June 30, 2015

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the April 22, 1740 baptism of my 6th Great Grandmother Maria Guadalupe Garcia in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Yup I finally found it, if you can recall from one of my previous posts “I just Deleted Two Ancestors“. I had problems locating her baptism since the information that I had, had her sisters baptism date instead. That is why it is very important to always find the original record or at least a copy of it. This document indicates that she is a “mestiza” which means that she was the offspring of a Spaniard and an Indian. Now my question is, who is which of both her parents. Her parents are listed as Jospeh Xptoval Garcia Guaxcardo and her mother as Petra Cantu.

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Maria Guadalupe Mestiza

En veinte y dos de este Mes y ano Baptize solemnemnte a Maria Guadalupe hija lexma de Joseph Xptoval Garcia Guaxardo y de Petra Cantu vecinos de esta Ciudad. P.P.os Joseph Gregorio Martinez y Ana Gertrudis Martinez a qnes dixe su obligacion y lo firme. =

Br. Juan Baez Trevino


FamilySearch: Mexico Baptisms 1560-1950 (FamilySearch), Nuevo Leon Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, Monterrey, Catedral, Bautismos 1731-1768 Pg 167.,45389702,45435601.

Crispin D Rendon, Crispin D. Rendon – Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Crispin D Rendon, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 44.

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Moises Garza

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