Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
The collection includes information from the 1800s and 1900s.  
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The genealogical card file of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza represents thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The card file is an index of families by surname, which includes basic information extracted from Gonzalez's books. The records are in Spanish and the cards contain numerous abbreviations. The card file is in the Laredo Public Library.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza collected genealogical data on hundreds of families in Northern Mexico and Texas. The collection includes information from the 1800s and 1900s. The card index was created to provide a rapid access to the information in the Gonzalez de la Garza collection. The information is generally reliable.
  
[[Image:Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1918470/waypoints%7C Browse].
  
The genealogical card file of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza represents thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The card file is an index of families by surname, which includes basic information extracted from Gonzalez's books. The records are in Spanish and the cards contain numerous abbreviations. The card file is in the Laredo Public Library.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library.}}
  
Each card contains different information. They may contain any of the following:<br>
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[[Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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Each card contains different information. They may contain any of the following:  
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[[Image:Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg|thumb|right|Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg]]
  
 
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*Names  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information on the cards can lead you to other primary records. Compare the information on the cards to what you already know to make sure that you have the correct family. <br>
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Name Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information on the cards can lead you to other primary records. Compare the information on the cards to what you already know to make sure that you have the correct family.  
  
 
*Add any new information to existing records about your family.  
 
*Add any new information to existing records about your family.  
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*Use the dates along with places or residences to help you locate the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
 
*Use the dates along with places or residences to help you locate the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
  
== Record History  ==
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Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza collected genealogical data on hundreds of families in Northern Mexico and Texas.
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=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
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The card index was created to provide a rapid access to the information in the Gonzalez de la Garza collection.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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The information is generally reliable.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Texas Genealogy|Texas Genealogy]]  
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=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org] April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Texas. Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection. Laredo Public Library, Laredo. <!--bibdescend-->
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"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 17 August 2011). Aba, Pristiliano-Aguirre, Antonia &gt; Image 6 of 1601 images, Abad, Alberto; citing Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection, image 6; Laredo Public Library, Laredo, Texas. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.  
  
 
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Revision as of 21:28, 1 March 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The genealogical card file of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza represents thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The card file is an index of families by surname, which includes basic information extracted from Gonzalez's books. The records are in Spanish and the cards contain numerous abbreviations. The card file is in the Laredo Public Library.

Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza collected genealogical data on hundreds of families in Northern Mexico and Texas. The collection includes information from the 1800s and 1900s. The card index was created to provide a rapid access to the information in the Gonzalez de la Garza collection. The information is generally reliable.

For an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Each card contains different information. They may contain any of the following:

Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg
  • Names
  • Birth, marriage, or death dates
  • Relationships

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Name Range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information on the cards can lead you to other primary records. Compare the information on the cards to what you already know to make sure that you have the correct family.

  • Add any new information to existing records about your family.
  • Use the names, dates, and places as the basis for family groups or to build a family pedigree.
  • Use the dates along with places or residences to help you locate the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.


Related Websites

Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in the United States

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 17 August 2011). Aba, Pristiliano-Aguirre, Antonia > Image 6 of 1601 images, Abad, Alberto; citing Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection, image 6; Laredo Public Library, Laredo, Texas. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.