by Moises Garza

April 13, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Anthony Garza has transcribed and index of the Reynosa marriages from 1791-1912. This work is very important and helps fill in a gap for many people researching their ancestors in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Anthony mentions in his introduction that this transcription of marriages comes out of the Frank Pierce Cushman collection​ that can be found on microfilm in the Special Collections Department of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley located in Edinburg Texas.

He also mentions that he made the decision to transcribe the Reynosa marriages to make it more available to genealogists who are unable to travel to see the microfilms. The end result was two volumes that contain the index.

Prior to this the only widely available work containing Reynosa marriages is that of Mario Davila’s “Libro de Matrimonios de Reynosa 1790-1811“. Also another available work is that of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society “Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico Marriage Index Book III 1811-1823“.

I was able to view the two copies that Anthony donated to Las Villas del Norte Library and they are a great addition to any home or intuition’s genealogical library. If you have ancestors form Reynosa these are the books for you.

Here are the covers of both volumes:

Reynosa Marriages Volume I


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Reynosa Marriages Volume II


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As you can see from the above image, volume I covers A-K and Volume II covers L-Z. He does mention that I and K were not in the collection and advises to check I last names with the Y’s.

Well, I hope that you found these post useful and informative. Take care and God bless!​

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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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