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 second…

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 Busqueda…

Marriage Record of Manuel Perez and Teresa Perez

Marriage Record of Manuel Perez and Teresa Perez, my 2nd great-grandparents, who were married in Lampazos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on April 14, 1877. The parents of Manuel Perez were Jose Maria Perez and Francisca Galindo. Teresa Perez parents were Pedro Perez and Francisca Garza. The text reads as follows: “En la Iglesia Parroquial de la…

Marriage record of Gaspar Garcia & Thomasa Sanchez

This is the marriage record of Gaspar Garzia Montemayor and Thomasa Sanchez de la Garza.Their marriage took place on the 11 January 1739 in Sagrario Metropolitano, Monterrey, Nuevo Reino de Leon. It states that Gaspar Garzia (Garcia) is from el Valle de Guaxuco (Guajuco). He is the legitimate son of Bernardo Garzia and Maria de…