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

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Genealogy Collection
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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 collected genealogical data on thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The collection includes information from the 1800s and 1900s. The card file is an index of families by surname, and was created to provide a rapid access to the information. The records are in Spanish and the cards contain numerous abbreviations. The card file is in the Laredo Public Library.

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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The cards may contain any of the following:

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

Collection Content

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How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person and or birthdate
  • The names of family members

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

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

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.


Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza. Laredo Public Library, Laredo.

Image Citation:

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