by Moises Garza

April 4, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the August 28, 1675 baptism of my ninth great grandfather Francisco Narciso de la Garza in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. His parents are listed as Francisco de la Garza and Leonor de Renteria.

From my research I can tell you that through his paternal side he is the grandson of Blas de la Garza and Beatriz Gonzalez Hidalgo. Through his maternal side Jacinto Garcia de Sepulveda and Clara Fernandez de Renteria.

He grows up to marry Maria Josefa Chapa the daughter of Juan Chapa and Maria munguia.

Hope that you find this information useful.

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Franco español

En veinte y ocho de Agto. de mil y seiscientos y setenta y cinco Años en la Parrochial de esta ciudad Baptise y puse olios a Franco. hijo de Franco. de al Garza y de Da. Leonor de Renteria fueron sus Padrinos Thomas de la Garza y Jasinta de la Garza y para que conste lo firme ut supra =

Joseph Guaxardo


  • “México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > image 36 of 551; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • 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. 191.

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Moises Garza

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  1. Dear Moises,

    Thank you for your dedication to genealogy and your choice to share your expertise and knowledge.

    I have a question as to your thoughts on the DNA tests available for genealogical purposes and which you have found to be the most helpful. Specifically for those whose lineage is of Spanish and/ or native Mexican peoples.

    My brother has agreed to do a test so we can hopefully get more information on our male Arredondo lineage.

    Thanks for any assistance or comments. Welcome all input.

    1. If you have never tested I would test with Ancestry since genealogy wise you will get the most out of it. That test is an autosomal test and your matches may be through any of your ancestors.

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