Suggested Titles to Add to Your Library

Relacion secreta de conquistadores
1539-1542

When Mariano Gonzalez-Leal was researching the secret files of Carlos I in the biblioteca del Escorial he found documents concerning the Spanish conquistadores and other first settlers of New Spain.  There are many books written about the first conquistadors but few mention in detail the settlers who accompanied them and where they were settled.  In this small treasure trove of 129 pages, it came as a complete surprise when I found an ancestor of mine, Juan Castilla.  He was martyred in 1616 while defending the parish and priests of Santiago, Papasquiaro when he was murdered by the Tepehuanos.

 The selection is now available on Abe Books for $29.00.

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Noticias genealógicas sobre familias del antiguo
obispado de Michoacán III
Armando M. Escobar Obispado

 $82.00

 

There is an additional wealth of genealogy information and family names in this volume.  Check the image to view the index and see for yourself.

 

 

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Noticias genealógicas sobre familias del antiguo obispado de Michoacán I

Armando M. Escobar Obispado

 $82.00

Familias y Casas de la Vieja Valladolid

Gabriel Ibarrola Arriaga

A fantastic compilation of more than 60 families with over 7000 family names of the people who lived in Valladolid during the 16th to 19th centuries. 

A reprint of the original now available, softcover $85.00

Retoños de España en la Nueva Galicia

 Mariano Gonzalez Leal

A compilation of names and histories done over a 40-year period by the author full of invaluable information about the families of Los Altos and Jalisco and their descendants in other areas of Mexico. Nueva Galicia was a kingdom of New Spain and comprised the modern day states of Jalisco, Zacatecas and Aguascalientes. $780.00