by Moises Garza

December 29, 2020

1690 Marriage of Manuel Rodriguez and Maria de Saldivar
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the July 17, 1690 church marriage record of my 7th great grandparents Manuel Rodriguez and Maria de Saldivar whom got married in what is now Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

From the record we now that Matheo Rodriguez and Leonor Fernandez are the parents of Manuel. The document also states that the parents of Maria de Saldivar are Augustin de Saldivar and Ana de Salinas.

I first came across the marriage date in the book "Matrimonios de la Catedral de Monterrey 1667 -1781" by Jose Francisco Garza Carrillo. Today I had some downtime so I decided to go look for the image to share it with you.

Transcription of Marriage record for Manuel Rodriguez and Maria de Saldivar

Manuel Ro
drigues y Ma
ria de Saldivar

En diez y siete de Julio de mil seisientos y noventa
Años Casse y vele infaccie a Manuel Rodrigues
vezino de esta Ciudad hijo de Matheo Rodrigues y de
Leonor fernandes. y a Maria de Saldivar hija de
Agustin de saldivar y Ana de Salinas; aviendo pre
sedido Las vanas en seis, trese y veinte de Dho mes
y Año fueron testigos Diego de Ayala Andres fer
nandes y Joseph de treviño. y para que Conste lo firme.

Joseph Guajardo

If this couple is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to them in the comments of this blog post. Thanks in advance.


  • Jose Francisco Garza Carrillo, Matrimonios de la Catedral de Monterrey 1667 -1781 (Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, Self-Published, 2004), Pg. 32.
  • FamilySearch: Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Matrimonios 1667-1800 > image 42 of 732; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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  1. Moises, I purchased your CAVAZOS book but unfortunately the contents appear to be the genealogy of people whose names I do not recognize as being in my line. So it was useless for me or I do not know hoe to use it even if I do not recognize names. I was very disappointed by this particular purchase.

  2. Well,I wouldn't know if they are my ancestors.
    My last name is Cantu and Ramirez from Congregacion Cantu, Dr. Coss.
    I got your ebook "Bautizos en Dr. Coss" 1927-1945.
    I recently started to get curious about my ancestry, but I dont want to do a DNA test as I consider that too invasive.
    Did you transcribed the registers? If it was you, Wow, great job, beautiful handwriting back then, but extremely difficult to read. My mom had beautiful handwriting, and when she passed away I was told my grandfather whom I never met, was a gravestone engraver and his handwriting was amazing.

  3. I am doing my husband's family located mainly in Nuevo Leon. And your family has MANY common ancestors. I'm dealing with his Salazar-Garza side right now. Haven't even started the Tijerina-Cantu side and I have 8 2-inch thick binders so far.
    Chuy was very surprised to find out he is mainly Jewish. I knew nothing about the Converso Jews when I started this project.
    Anyway thanks for the updates. Its been a big help.

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