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Collection Time Period
The collection includes information from the 1800s and 1900s.
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.
Each card contains different information. They may contain any of the following:
- Birth, marriage, or death dates
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.
- 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.
Rodolfo Gonzalez de la Garza collected genealogical data on hundreds of families in Northern Mexico and Texas.
Why this Record Was Created
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.
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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.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
Example of a Source Citation for a Record in This Collection
"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org): accessed 17 August 2011. Entry for Abad, Alberto; citing Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection, image 6; Laredo Public Library, Laredo, Texas.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custoidian, publisher, or archive for the original records.
"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) Laredo Public Library, Laredo. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in theh wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citaions For FamilySearch Historical Reocrds Collections.
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