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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Recommended Reading)

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By The Genealogist - Posted on 29 May 2017

Hello everyone,

I would like to bring some attention to a new book:

Familias paterna y materna de sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: hallazgos documentales
by Guillermo Schmidhuber and Olga Martha Peña Doria

This book is a must have for those who are related to, or simply interested in, the family of this famous seventieth century poet. During the draft stages of this book, Schmidhuber was in personal contact with me which lead to lengthy discussions of his work. My own research is cited in a couple places of overlap, but dwarfed in comparison to the amount of meticulous work that Schmidhuber has put into this book. The book contains transcriptions and photographs of early baptism records from Chimalhuacán Chalco, which have not been microfilmed; along with other documents not available in the United States. The book also fine-tunes Octavio Paz’s research, clarifies Sor Juana Inés’ birth date, and delves into her paternal ancestry – a task which has not been thoroughly tackled until now.

This book works as an excellent compliment with two other books:

La Familia de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Documentos ineditos
by Guillermo Ramirez España


De Juana Inés de Asuaje a Juana Inés de la Cruz: El Libro de profesiones del Convento de San Jerónimo de México
by Guillermo Schmidhuber de la Mora

A link can be found here:

If it is a little too pricey, you may be able to convince your local library or family research center into acquiring a copy.


There is a correction to the family tree. The reason for the mistake is that I posted the stepfathers ancestry by mistake.

I had originally posted in this thread:
Probable Sosa ancestry of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (work in progress)
1) Martin Alonso de Sosa
2) Vasco Alfonso de Sosa m. Maria Diaz Castillo (daughter of Gomez Fernández sr. de Santofimia)
4) Juan Alfonso de Sosa m. Isabel Fernández de Mesa (daughter of Alonso Fernández de Mesa)
5) Lope de Sosa m. Ines Cabrera (daughter of Pedro Cabrera and Ynes Alfonso)
7) Laura de Cabrera y Sosa m. Zoilo Ramirez
8) Maria Laura Ramirez m. Fernando Nuñez de la Peña
9) Antonia Laura Ramirez (Mayuelo) m. Damián Azuaje (Zoaggi)
10) Pedro Azuaje Ramirez unm. Isabel Ramirez
11) Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

The reason that I have not been able to complete the Cabrera Sosa family line is because Laura does not descend from this line. Laura de Cabrera Sosa Was listed in the record using her stepfather’s surname. Her Stepfather’s father was the Governor. Laura’s biological father was of italian ancestry and the surname is Moagglio. The surname evolved in Andalucia to Mayuelo

R.A. Ricci
Book: Mygenes2000

Rick A. Ricci
Source Mygenes2000

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