October 2, 2013

Genealogy Resources for Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

These are the Genealogy Resources for Nuevo Leon that I am aware of and that I have been using to locate and research my ancestors from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I hope that they can be of help to you in your genealogy research. Don’t forget if youc ome across Genealogy Resources for Nuevo Leon that are not here pelase let me know.

Nuevo Leon was originally founded by Alberto del Canto but frequent raids by Chichimecas prevented the establishment of any permanent settlements. After the failure of del Canto to populate this area, Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva requested permission from the Spanish King to attempt to repopulate the area which would be called the New Kingdom of Leon. It was not until Diego de Montemayor that it eventually got populated. It eventually became to be along with the provinces of Coahuila, Nuevo Santander and Texas one of the Provincias Internas in Northern New Spain.

You can expect to find records going all the way back up until 1595. I know this since I have been able to do it in my own research.

Catholic Church Records

Civil Registration Records

Facebook Pages or Groups

  • Nuevo Leon State Genealogy Group – This is our official Facebook group for Nuevo Leon. Join today to network with other people researching ancestors in this state.
  • La Palmita Nuevo Leon – a Facebook group dedicated to reuniting and sharing genealogical and historical information about people from La Palmita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • Yo Amo Nuevo Leon  – Facebook page created to create an awareness of Nuevo León love from our house to the farthest municipality, regain our ideals rooted following our traditions.
  • Crónica e historia de Santa Catarina – Promotes the memory and municipal historical identity of Santa Catarina, Nuevo LeonInformation generated by the chronicler of Santa Catarina, Antonio Guerrero Aguilar.
  • Linares en Fotos – Facebook page whose main goal is for people to upload photos about Linares, Nuevo Leon, and most include a story.
  • Los Ranchos (Pueblos) De Nuevo Leon Y Su Gente  – Altamira, Los Ramones, Garza Gonzalez, Congregacion Hidalgo, Los Garcia, F.Gonzalez, Repueblo De Oriente, San Benito, Los Angeles, San Andres, Nuevo Repueblo, La Venadera, El Saucito, and its surroundings..

History of Nuevo Leon

  • Nuevo Leon – Wikipidia.com’s page about Nuevo Leon

Information about Municipios of Nuevo Leon

  • 51 Municipios – Page that contains a map of Nuevo Leon and all of its municipios.

Nuevo Leon Genealogy Forums

  • Gen Forum – Forum about Nuevo Leon, you can respond or inquire by just registering.
  • We Are Cousins – Forum where you can ask anything about ancestors from Nuevo Leon.

Nuevo Leon State and Church Archives

  • Archivo Historico de Monterrey – State website where you can actually search through summaries of most documents held in their archives. I have found many ancestors there.

Websites Focusing on Nuevo Leon Genealogy Research

  • Raul Longoria – This database contains hundreds if not thousands of names of people from Nuevo Leon, especially the early founders.
  • We Are Cousins – Contains hundreds of names of people of Nuevo Leon especially Monterrey, Allende, and Santiago.
  • Gary Felix Website – Contains great information about ancestors from Nuevo Leon and also the Genealogy of Mexico in General.
  • Eagle knight – Genealogical Studies of Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • Danny Villarreal – Contains great information about ancestors from Nuevo Leon and many other states.

I am fully aware that there are more Genealogy Resources for Nuevo Leon out there but this is a start. As I come across more Genealogy Resources for Nuevo Leon 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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