Available Books From The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California Chapter


Books are indispensable for our genealogical research and can be the key between finding and not finding our ancestors and that is my reason for making this post. I want to thank Frank Dominguez for sharing with us the order form to many great books that are provided by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California Chapter. The image bellow is the order form, if interested in any of the titles mentioned just click on the image to download a higher resolution image and thus print it out to make your order. Also just bellow the image I have transcribed all the titles and their prices for better reading and also so that anyone searching for them can get to this post.

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List of all books offered by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California Chapter

  • Between Two Rivers: The Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque History, 1692 – 1968 – 35.00
  • Chimayo Valley Traditions (91 pgs) – 11.00
  • The Coronado Expedition From the Distance of 460 Years (338 pgs) – 39.00
  • Coronado’s Land: Daily Life in Colonial New Mexico – 17.00
  • Cuentos From Long Ago (131 pgs) – 16.00
  • (The) Dominguez Family – A Mexican-American Journey (267 pgs) – 28.50
  • Fray Angelico Chavez: Poet, Priest, and Artist (168 pgs) – 15.00
  • Historical Atlas of the American West – 25.00
  • In Search of the Spanish Trail, Santa Fe to Los Angeles 1829 – 1848 (144 pgs) – 29.50
  • Indigenous Roots of a Mexican-American Family (203 pgs) – 26.50
  • Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico (100 pgs) – 27.00
  • Justice Betrayed: A Double Killing in Old New Mexico (224 pgs) – 13.00
  • Kit Carson & His Three Wives: A Family History (195 pgs) – 26.00
  • Last Conquistador: Juan de Onate and the Settling of the Far Southwest (208 pgs) – 21.00
  • Lost Treasures on the Old Spanish Trail – 15.00
  • Marrano Legacy: A Contemporary Crypto-Jewish Priest Reveals Secrets of His Double Life (160 pgs) – 22.00
  • Mexican-American Family of California: In the Service of Three Flags (240 pgs) – 20.00
  • Mexican-American Genealogical Research (146 pgs) – 21.00
  • Myth and the History of the Hispanic Southwest Essays (179 pgs) – 25.00
  • Myth of the Hanging Tree: Stories of Crime and Punishment in Territorial NM (196 pgs) 19.00
  • Naturalizations of Mexican-Americans, V. 1 (341 pgs) – 29.00
  • Naturalizations of Mexican-Americans, V. 2 (389 pgs) – 29.00
  • Naturalizations of Mexican-Americans, V. 3 (331 pgs) – 29.00
  • Naturalizations of Mexican-Americans, V. 4 (300 pgs) – 29.00
  • New Mexican Lives: Profiles & Historical Stories (344 pgs) – 23.00
  • Origins of New Mexico Families (rev. ed. 441 pgs) – 45.00
  • Place Names of New Mexico (335 pgs) – 21.00
  • Taos Trappers: The Fur Trade in the Far Southwest, 1540 – 1846 (263 pgs) – 19.00
  • Witches of Abiquiu, The (pgs) – 21.00
  • Workman & Temple Families of Southern California, 1830 – 1930 (278 pgs) – 20.00

Self-Published Books

  • Bautismos de Nuevo Mexico, Mission de Santa Clara, NM 1729 – 1805 (132 pgs) – 25.00
  • Census of 1768, Real de Senor san Joseph del Parral, Province of Nueva Vizcaya, Index & Transcription – 18.00
  • Census of 1777, El Parral, Nueva VizcayamIndex and Transcription (171 pgs) – 30.00
  • Census of 1778, Villa de Santa Barbara, Province of Nueva Vizcaya Index and Transcription (62 pgs) – 18.00
  • Census of 1779, Valle de San BArtolome, Nueva Vizcaya, Index and Transcription (189 pgs) – 30.00
  • Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad, CO Marriages 1866 – 1884 (236 pgs) – 30.00
  • Index to Abiquiu Baptisms (377 pgs) – 50.00
  • Index to Nuestras Raices, Vols 1-6 (170 pgs) – 27.00
  • Index to Taos Baptism (488 pgs) – 60.00
  • Index to Taos Marriages (155 pgs) – 30.00
  • Marriages of St. Mary’s Church of Walsenburg, CO 1/12/1871 – 8/31/1899 (121 pgs) – 25.00
  • New Mexican Generations: Genealogies of the Candido BArela, Vigil & Jaramillo & Related Families – 30.00
  • New Mexico Marriages, Pueblo y Mission de San Yldefonso 1709 – 1880 (76 pgs) – 18.00
  • Our California Ancestors (Alamos 1686 – 1699) (138 pgs) – 35.00
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Baptismal Registry, Conejos, CO 1861 – 1868 (81 pgs) – 20.00
  • Out of the Past: Sinaloa/Sonora 1717 – 1797 (161 pgs) – 36.00
  • Remembrance (Spanish Colonists/Santa Fe 1694) (43 pgs) – 12.00
  • San Miguel del Socorro, NM, Marriage Records, 1821 – 1853 (112 pgs) – 25.00
  • Sangre de Cristo Church Baptismal (1/1882 – 12/1920) & Marriage Registries (12/1884-11/1932) San Luis Valley, CO (165 pgs) – 30.00
  • Some Descendants of juan Pedro Valdez & Luciana Telles (317 pgs) – 45.00

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Website to Help You Find Where Your Ancestors Where From In Mexico

While conducting our Mexican Genealogy research we come across names of haciendas or towns in Mexico that can not be found on Google maps or anywhere else on the internet. If this is the case then you will really like the following website since it will help you find or at least narrow down the location of where that town or hacienda may be.

before I go any further I want to thank Jaime Trejo for sharing this amazing tool with us. The website that Jaime shared with us is a Mexican Government website called “Catalogo de Localidades” and it is maintained and hosted by SEDESOL Secretaria de Desarollo Social. You can find the link to visit it towards the end of this post. Continue reading

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Michoacán, Mexico Online Genealogy Resources

Where your ancestors from Michoacán If you are researching your Mexican Genealogy and your ancestors were from Michoacán then you will find this post very useful. It contains a list of resources that may be able to help you in locating your Mexican ancestors and may also be of help to you in your genealogy research. Please feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of any other resources that I may have had left out and thus need to be added.

During the first years of the Spanish Conquest, Michoacán was part of the “kingdom of Mexico” witch included the current states of Mexico, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, Tabasco, Michoacán, Guanajuato and parts of San Luis Potosí, Jalisco and Colima. These lands were divided into encomiendas among the conquistadors. Vasco de Quiroga brought Franciscan and Augustinian friars to both evangelize and repair the area’s broken economy and social institutions. Quiroga founded the Spanish city of Patzcuaro in 1538, calling it the Ciudad de Mechuacán.

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Historical Flags of Mexico – Banderas Historicas Mexicanas

I came across another great set of eBooks. They are about the Historical flags of Mexico and I am sure that some of our ancestors were familiar with them based upon their time period or military service. These eBooks were made by Mexico’s military agency SEDENA and are available free of charge to the public. Bellow the following image you will find the links to where you may be able to download them.

I know that this eBooks do not contain any genealogical data and will not even help you locate your ancestors but I am sure that they will be of great interest to you.

Cover to first eBook:

I do sincerely hope that you enjoy this eBooks as I have. Let me just warn you that they are fully in Spanish.

Download eBooks:

These are links straight to the PDF’s for your convenience and bellow you will also find the full link to the source.

Source:

SEDENA, http://www.archivohistorico2010.sedena.gob.mx/fasciculos/Banderas_historicas.php

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Great Battles of Mexican Independence and Revolution – Grandes Batallas de la Independencia y la Revolución Mexicana

If your Mexican Ancestors ever fought in Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain or the Mexican Revolution then the following book may be worth looking at. It was commissioned by the Mexican government’s military agency called SEDENA. It is my hopes, as with any other Historical book that I recommend to you, that this book sheds some light into your ancestors past and also may it help you get an idea of what their life might have had been.

As the book mentions Mexicos’s history can not be defined without first knowing it’s military history and this books does a good job at it. It is available for free and hosted at SEDENA’s website. The only thing is that you will need to know how to read Spanish since this book is written in Spanish. Please do take the time to download this eBook and add it to your Continue reading

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Academic Project “Familias NovoHispanas, Un Sistema de Redes”

“Familias NovoHispanas, Un Sistema de Redes” is an excellent resource to help you trace your Mexican Ancestry and help you with your Mexican Genealogy Research. Through the course of researching my own ancestry I have come across over and over again with this genealogical database. It has helped me immensely and has also helped my while conducting research for others.

 ”Familias NovoHispanas, Un Sistema de Redes” is basically one huge family tree hosted at Geneanet.org by the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Centro de Estudios Históricos-El Colegio de Michoacán.

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 Visit Academic Project “Familias HovoHispanas, Un Sistema de Redes”

I highly recommend that you check it out and test drive it to see if it will help you. Just enter your ancestors name in the search bar and go from there. Let me just warn you this resource does not list any sources of where their material came from but the information is very accurate. You still have to do your work of following up with the clues to find the original documentation and if you don’t want to at least cite this website as being your source.

Have fun and enjoy!

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Basques in the Americas From 1492 to 1892: A Chronology

 As per wikipidia, the Basque Country is an autonomous community of northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay and Gipuzkoa, also called Historical Territories. As you conduct your Mexican genealogy research you will inevitably come across one or two ancestors that can be traced back to this Basque region of Northern Spain.

The eBook “Basques in the Americas From 1492 to 1892: A Chronology” by Stephen T. Bass demonstrates provides a chronological timeline of many of the Basques in the Americas including Mexico. For example he lists all the known soldiers that were Basques that under the command of Hernan Cortez and Panfilo de Narvaez. Overall Mexico is mentioned 312 times in this eBook, this just goes to tell you that many of the names mentioned settled in Mexico and thus Continue reading

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23 eBooks Cataloging the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

I know that many of you as well as I do have many ancestors from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The following are 23 eBooks Cataloging the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. They contain a wealth of information and I highly suggest that you download them all when you get a chance and add them to your eBook genealogical library. If you don’t have one yet, this collection is the perfect excuse to start it.

These eBooks are made up of thousands of very short synopsis of the documents that are located within the Municipal Archives of Saltillo. They are  a great reference to see what is available in regards to our ancestors. You can use them to tell a genealogist exactly what and where to look for a specific document. For example there are some documents in regards to my ancestors Alberto del Canto and Bartolome de Cuellar.

I also want to thank Archivo Municipal de Saltillo for emailing me back and forth during their redesign of the catalogs page.

Screen shot of their website:

Please click on the above image to visit this website or click on the desired link bellow to download the desired catalog.

23 Tomes of the Municipal Archives of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Enjoy and have fun, let me know of any great finds.

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Hoping You Had a Great 2013

On this last day of 2013 I just want to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year!!!

Once again:

Happy, Happy New Year!!!

I hope that you had a great 2013. I also want to share a recap of 2013 and my goals for  Continue reading

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Mexican Genealogy Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas!!!

I wanted to take a couple of minutes minutes to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I hope that on this festive day that you may find yourself surrounded by all of your loved ones.

From a genealogy perspective don’t forget to share your discoveries from this past year with your loved ones. I also hope that you have had a great year when it comes to your Mexican Genealogy research.

With Nothing Else,

Moises Garza

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