October 16, 2013

Coahuila Genealogy Resources
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is a listing of Genealogy Resources for Coahuila that can help you locate and research your Mexican Genealogy and your ancestors from Coahuila, Mexico.

Exploration of the north of Mexico by Spain took decades after their victory in the capital of the Aztecs. The exploration of this region was delayed because the northern climate was harsher and there was no gold. The first Spanish settlement in the region was Minas de la Trinidad in 1577 and is now called Coahuila. Saltillo was settled in 1586 to form part of the province of New Spain, Nueva Vizcaya of the vice-royalty. Later it became one of the first provinces of Nueva Extremadura to be explored by Europeans.

“Coahuila and Texas” was one of the constituent states of the newly independent United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution, and included Texas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León. That same year Nuevo León was detached, but Texas remained a part of the state until 1835, when it seceded to form the Republic of Texas.

You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1577.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Coahuila State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Coahuila. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.
  • Archivo Gral Del Estado de Coahuila  – The General Archive of the state of Coahuila de Zaragoza is the Executive Branch State Archive, where it preserves the information from the late sixteenth century to the present, it is an institution open to the General Public.

History of Coahuila

  • Coahuila – Wikipidia.com’s page about History of Coahuila.

Information about Municipios of Coahuila

Coahuila Genealogy Forums

  • Gen Forum – Forum about Coahuila, you can respond or post inquiries about your ancestors by just registering.
  • We Are Cousins – Forum where you can ask anything about ancestors from Coahuila.

Coahuila State

Websites Focusing on Coahuila Genealogy Research

  • Raul Longoria – This database contains hundreds of names of people from Coahuila.
  • Gary Felix Website – Contains great information about ancestors from Coahuila and also the Genealogy of Mexico in General.
  • Danny Villarreal – Contains great information about ancestors from Coahuila and many other states.

I am fully aware that there are more Genealogy Resources for Coahuila out there but this is a start. As I come across more Genealogy Resources for Coahuila I will be posting them on this page. Also if your favorite resource is not mentioned here please send me an email I would love to include it.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. Hi! Los Vidaurri family blog is dedicated to Los Vidaurri not to my cousin, it’s a family tree blog, please change the definition you have or remove me. it should be regarding Los Vidaurri etc…not dedicated….it’s about a family not one person.

    Thank you!

    Anita Rivas

    1. Sorry for the inconvenience, I read the about page wrong. I just removed the three links to your blog, if you would like for me to add it back please let me know and provide me with an accurate description. – Moises Garza

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