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== 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.
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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].
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
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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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.  
  
{{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.}}
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
  
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|Card Samples
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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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'''Each card contains different information'''. They may contain any of the following:  
  
 
*Names  
 
*Names  
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*Relationships
 
*Relationships
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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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To begin your search you will need to know
  
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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*The name of your ancestor  
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*Some other identifying information such as birth date.
  
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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=== Searching the Collection  ===
  
*Add any new information to existing records about your family.
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>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>
*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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Search the collection by image 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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/hispanic/mexico.html Hispanic Local History and Genealogy in the United States]
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add any new information to existing records about your family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]
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*Use the names, dates, and places as the basis for family groups or to build a family pedigree.
*[[Texas Genealogy|Texas Genealogy]]
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
  
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*This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information on the cards can lead you to other primary records.
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*The information on the cards is brief so it is easy to confuse individuals.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Texas, Genealogical Collections|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Texas Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Texas Genealogy]].}}
  
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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==How You Can Contribute  ==
  
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;
 
  
=== 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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==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.  
  
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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 2016. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library.}}
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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. The information is generally reliable.

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

Collection Content

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

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Some other identifying information such as birth date.

Searching the Collection

To browse by image:
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.

Search the collection by image 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add any new information to existing records about your family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information on the cards can lead you to other primary records.
  • The information on the cards is brief so it is easy to confuse individuals.

How You Can Contribute

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.


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 2016. 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.