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Texas, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Genealogy Collection
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Genealogy card

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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