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Introduction- Coahuila, Zacatecas and Jalisco

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By Kimberlyykaye - Posted on 20 February 2021

Hello everyone. My name is Kimberly, I live in Colorado and I was born in America. I'm happy to be a part of this group. I enjoy history, so researching will be fun.

The family I am researching is Cesario Jimenez family line he’s my great grandfather on paternal side. He is from Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. He was born 27 Aug 1903 to Estanislao Jimenez and Ignacia Martinez born 31 Jul 1875 in Mexico. His grandfather was Jose Dolores Jimenez born about about1844 in Pinos Zacatecas, Mexico City and Tomasa Rodriguez about 1847 in Mexico. He had siblings, but the one i’m most familiar with is his sister named Simona Jimenez (Serna) she married Marcelino Serna. I have only been able to trace back as far as their great grandparents.

Maria Anguiano Najera my grandmother and was married to Cesario Jimenez. She was born 1903 in Mexico and passed away 10 Jun 1952 in La Junta, Colorado. Her parents were Marcial Ysavel Gardea Najera born 30 Jun 1873 in San Isidro de las Cueves, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Praxedis Magallanes Anguiano 22 Jul 1882 in Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.

I am also researching Domingo Casillas (Casias) and Juana Ana de la Rosa family line. This is my 10th great grandparents. Domingo was born in Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico, and Juana was born in Tonala, Chiapas, Jalisco, Mexico. According to records I’ve found they were Indians. All their kids baptism records say the same for their race. They were all born in Jalisco also. I don’t have an exact birth date for Domingo but it’s around 1690 and Juana about 1695.

I have managed to trace back the least in the Jimenez line. I am interested in researching the following surnames in the Coahuila, Zacatecas and Jalisco.

- Jimenez
- Casillas (Casias)
- Najera

Welcome to NR Kimberly!

Tonalá, Jalisco and Tonalá, Chiapas once confused a would-be journalist guy I know. He was in Guadalajara on personal business and, while there, wanted to go to Tonalá to investigate the reports of Central American migrants riding the rails north to the border. Unfortunately for him, he was 1400 kms away at the other Tonalá. Since it looks like you mention the both Tonalás in your post, I would recommend you revisit your sources just to be sure.

Good luck!


Thank you Glenn! Oh wow, poor guy. I will definitely go back and double check my sources. I wouldn’t want to be in the wrong Tonala, that would throw off my search.

Thanks again!

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