Tag Archives: Nuevo Leon

Alonso De León’s Last Expedition into Texas in 1690

This is a map that I recently found about my 10th great grandfather’s, Alonso de Leon, last expedition into Texas. He died the following year on March 21, 1691 in Montemorelos Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I found the map at the Portal to Texas History website. Here is their description of the map: “Map of Spanish explorer Alonso de León’s last…

1699 Baptism of Maria Ysabel Juana Guajardo in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the November 1, 1699 baptism of my 7th great grandmother Maria Ysabel Juana Guajardo in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her parents are Joseph Martinez Guajardo and Margarita Gutierrez. This document indicates that her godparents were Juan Chapa and Maria Mungia. Cut out of Original Image: View Original Image at FamilySearch.org Transcription of baptism Image: Isabel Espanola En primero…

Delirio – The Fantastic, the Demonic, and the Réel: The Buried History of Nuevo León

Follow Marie Theresa Hernández as she explores how the folktales of Nuevo León that encode aspects of Nuevolenese identity have been lost, repressed, or fetishized in “legitimate” histories of the region. I had no idea that this book even existed but that changed when I attended the 36th Annual Texas State Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference when I meet Marie…