August 5, 2014

The Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (HGRC) is an excellent resource to help you find your Mexican Ancestors.

I use the term Mexican Ancestors loosely since they may be ancestors that used to live during Spanish rule in what is now known as Mexico.

Case in point I was recently researching my 13th great-grandparents (still need to verify them through primary documents since I have only found secondary sources) Rodrigo Saldivar and Maria de Onate who lived under Spanish rule in what is now Mexico. Turns out that I found them listed at the HGRC.

I was very impressed with the genealogical database that they titled “Great New Mexico Pedigree Database” (GNMPD).

It is an excellent research tool where you may be able to locate more clues about your ancestors.

So far I noticed that every name has a citation where the information came from. In my own case, I found many other ancestors from Nueva Galicia and also El Nuevo Reino de Leon. I still have not scratched the surface but I thought I share this resource with you.

Screenshot of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico Website:

Make sure and explore the whole website to see if any of the additional resources may be something that could also help you out with your research.

Links for The Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

I almost forgot, make sure and check their books they have an excellent selection and many are genealogical resources for various parts of Mexico. Let me know if you find your ancestors in this database.

Other New Mexico Resources

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico

Spanish Colonial Documents of Northern New Spain

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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

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