Book Recommendation for Hispanic Genealogists

  If you have been able to trace your ancestry to several conquistadors and pobladores of Nueva Espana then this book will be of great reference to you. I ran into this book in the Fall semester of my senior year at the Jernigan Library in Kingsville, Texas. This book is in two volumes which contains shortContinue reading “Book Recommendation for Hispanic Genealogists”

Castaño de Sosa…Basque?

Baltazar Castaño de Sosa is my direct 11th great grandfather. In other words, from father to son, my paternal lineage. Although I descend from him in other lineages within my family history, I find this ancestor of mine quite unique. While investigating my ancestry, I took two DNA test, one from 23andme, and the secondContinue reading “Castaño de Sosa…Basque?”

Identidad y Memoria de Santa Catalina, Nuevo Leon (Translated)

This is a translated article of Identidad y Memoria de Santa Catalina, Nuevo Leon written by Antonio Guerrero Aguilar. The original article can be found on the following website, http://identidadymemoriadesantacatarina.blogspot.com/2015/06/el-capitan-lucas-garcia.html Lucas Garcia is my 10th great grandfather and I also descend from him directly, as well as through other lineages. The words in red are my additionContinue reading “Identidad y Memoria de Santa Catalina, Nuevo Leon (Translated)”

Map of Nuevo Reino de Leon and Nuevo Santander

For those in search of a map that includes Nuevo Leon, Nuevo Santander, and the Mexican coast look no farther.  The following map can be acquired from the Spanish Archives (Archivos de Espana).  The link below will lead you to the website. http://pares.mcu.es/ The PARES (Portal de Archivos Espanoles) will appear, click on the BusquedaContinue reading “Map of Nuevo Reino de Leon and Nuevo Santander”