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== Record Description ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
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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The genealogical card file of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo 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.  
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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.  
  
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].
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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|CID=CID1918470
 
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|title=Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy 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.
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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.}}
 
  
[[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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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
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Image:Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg|Card Samples
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Each card contains different information. They may contain any of the following:
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
[[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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'''Each card contains different information'''. The cards may contain any of the following:  
  
 
*Names  
 
*Names  
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*Relationships
 
*Relationships
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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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Image:Texas Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection (11-0171) DGS 4753438 10 11.jpg|Card Samples
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</gallery>  
  
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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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
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.  
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of birth.  
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*The names of family members and their relationships.
  
*Add any new information to existing records about your family.
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Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.
*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.
 
  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1918470/waypoints Browse Page]''' then select the "Name Range" category.
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/hispanic/mexico.html Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in the United States]  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1918470 Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[[Texas Genealogy|Texas Genealogy]]
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Texas Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Texas, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Texas Archives and Libraries]].
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library.}}
 
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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;
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'''Image Citation''':<br>
 
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{{Image Citation Link
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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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What Is in the Collection?

The genealogical card file of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo 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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can These Records Tell Me?

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

  • Names
  • Birth, marriage, or death dates
  • Relationships

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select the "Name Range" category.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Texas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Texas Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.