by Moises Garza

February 1, 2022

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 13, 1797 church death record of Jose Miguel de Alanis who died in Los Hoyos (Los Aldamas), Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is the 6th great-grandfather of my wife.

Actually the record is a burial record but I consider them as death records because for that time period they are the only records that are available. This record indicates that he was form Los Hoyos and that he did not receive his sacraments due to the distance. So I can only assume that he died there.

The record also states that he was married to Maria Antonai Vela and states that he was buried in Cerralvo. It finally mentions that he did leave a will but I am not sure if one exists in the archives of Cerralvo.

Transcription of  1797 Death Record of Jose Miguel de Alanis

de Ala
nis adul-
to pr. espl.

El dia de Febro. de mil setecs. noventa y siete años en esta Yglesia Parroquial de Zerralvo se sepulto el
cuerpo de Miguel de Alanis casado que fue con Ma. Antonia Vela tenidos por esps. vezinos de esta Jurrisdicn.
en los Hoyos en donde el se confesso y oleo; y norecibio a ntro Amo po la larga distancia. Hizo una
memoria testamentaria que autorizo el Justicia de esta Villa Dn. Jph. Antonio Benavides,
en que dexo mando de diejien a las madas forzozas a dos rls. a cada ua, y dexo cien
ovejas para que del redito de ellas se cantasse cada año una missa a N. Sa. de Guadalupe en re
dia, o en su infraoctava. Y por que conste lo firmo Yo el cura de esta dha Yga =

Jsp Alexandr.
de la Garza

If he is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him in the comments of this blog post.

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You an find the eBooks of Crispin Rendon about the families of Cerralvo here: Families of Cerralvo


  • SAGA Members, Cerralvo Church Death Records 1761-1880 Book 1 A-Loya (Name: Spanish American Genealogical Association; Location: Location: Corpus Christi, TX; Date: 1989;), Pg. 5.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Defunciones 1761-1852 > image 62 of 544; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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Moises Garza

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  1. Good morning, Moises. Jose Miguel Alanis was my 5th great grandfather on my father's side. My maternal grandmother was Teresa Alanis. They were from Los Aldamas area.

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