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By occams50 - Posted on 09 June 2019

Hello everyone,

My name is Jesse Castaneda and I live in Houston, Texas. I'm new genealogy but I find that I really enjoy the work of discovering my family's history. So far, my researched has focused on my late father's side of the family. As a matter of fact, both of my parents are deceased and I think that's part of the reason I find this work so enjoyable. It seems like each discovery brings me a little bit closer to them and who I am.

On my father's side, I've make a lot of progress.

Paternal Family Line
The Castaneda Family Marriage: Year / Location

1. Pedro de Castaneda & Jacinto de Sotomayor y Ruelas (my favorite) 1618 / Mexico City
2. Nicolas de Castaneda & Ana de Vargas 1656 / Pinos, Zacatecas
3. Antonio de Castaneda & Thomasa Carrion 1683 / ?
4. Juan de Castaneda & Juana de Caravajal 1707 / Pinos, Zacatecas
5. Mathias Castaneda & Casilda Dias 1745 / Pinos, Zacatecas
6. Joseph Maria Rosalino Castaneda Diaz & Maria Petronila Alvares 1782 / Pinos, Zacatecas
7. Miguel Castaneda & Maria Paulina Gomez 1804 / Pinos, Zacatecas
8. Francisco Castaneda & Dominga Avila 1839 Pinos, Zacatecas
9. Eustaquio Castaneda & Paula Quirino NO RECORDS FOUND approx: 1856 (Pinos, Zacatecas)?
10. Serapio Castaneda & Clara Martinez NO RECORDS FOUND approx: 1897 (Rio Grande, Zaca.)?
11. Isidro Castaneda & Francisca Narvaez NO RECORDS FOUND approx: approx. 1936 (Carrizo Springs, TX)
12. Jesus Castaneda & Lidia Rangel approx: 1955 (Carrizo Springs, TX)
13. Jesus Joseph Castaneda Jr (me)

That's my current family line but I still have much work to do. I've got a lot of holes to
fill and it seems like I'm just about to jump across the pond to Spain. I'm very excited about that possibility.

If any of you have done work with any part of my family line, please let me know. I'd really like anyone to help m;e double check my work.

Now, while I've done a lot of work on my father's side of the family, it's my
mother's side that is going to prove to be the greatest challenge.

At this point, I ONLY know my grandmother and my great grandmother's name. I can't prove anything else. This is my mystery to solve: WHO WAS MY GRANDMOTHER AND WHERE DID SHE COME FROM? She said she come from Monterrey, but that's all I know.

This may not be the appropriate forum to discuss Monterrey descendants but, you never know.

I'll post more on this later, but in the meantime, I'm just happy to be on this forum and I look forward to helping any of you in any way that I can.


Hi Jesse,

Welcome to the group. Let us know of any specific brick walls you're stuck on.


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