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By dserna1 - Posted on 28 March 2017

Hello Primos/Saludos Primos!

My name is Daniel Serna Valencia. I live out in California. On my mother's, our roots run deep into Jalisco.Here are the towns and surnames I'm researching:

Valencia - Ameca, Acatlan de Juarez, Jocotepec, Teocuitatlan de Corona, Hacienda de Huejotitan (Jocotepec), Sahuayo, Cotija
Alcaraz/Oceguera/Flores de Estrada/Macias-Valadez - Poncitlan,, La Barca, Ocotlan, Jiquilpan, Sahuayo, Ixtlan, Hacienda de la Palma, Cotija
Mercado - Cuquio, Yahualica, Fresnillo
Ponce/Güitron - Talpa, Tenamaxtlan, Guachinango, Mascota, Hacienda de San Cristobal (Tenamaxtlan)
Aguirre/Navarette/de las Casas/de la Dueña - Real de San Sebastián, Hostotipaquillo, Real de la Resurrecion
Curiel - Talpa, Cuale, Mascota
Portillo - Guachinango, Mixtlan

On my wife's side I'm tracing the following:

de la Cueva/ Gutierrez/ Castañeda/ Coria/Ochoa-Garibai/ Jimenez - Tamazula, Zamora, Jiquilpan, Tlazazalca

If you share any of those last names and in the towns I mentioned, please let me know. I've made good progress on my Valencia and Alcaraz/Oceguera lines that I could discuss.


Daniel Serna Valencia


Wow! That's amazing! I did not expect this treasure trove of information. Part of me was beginning to wonder if I would find who Geronimo's parents were, much less to find his marriage records and Maria's parents. I find the Alexandre family fascinating! A once very wealthy and renowned family that seems to have eventually faded to relative obscurity.

Did you know that Geronimo de Alexandre and Maria de Alcaraz are in the 1683 Padron of Jiquilpan, Mich? They are listed twice. Once in the household of Pedro de Alcaraz & Leonor de Oceguera ( and by themselselves with a single servant/slave (

Thank you for the new information,
Paul A. Gonzales

Luisa Estrada’s father was married twice. One wife is closely related to the Villaseñor and Reynoso. The other wife is closely related to Juan Pantoja Portocarrero.

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