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Escribanos de Jerez y Tlaltenango

I just found this going through the Archivo General de la Nacion index. There was a discussion last week about finding out who were the escribanos and how they worked. I am pretty sure that each escribano was given a jurisdiccion where he was responsible, so this confirms that in the early 1700s there was an escribano assigned to Jerez y el Valle de Tlaltenango, which at that time, I believe was considered a single municipal entity, split in half by Colotlan which was under a military government under the direct jurisdiccion of the Viceroy of New Spain, i.e. not Nueva Galicia:


I was absent for the last month due to personal issues, but after a while i'back!

Last week I'd gone to the Family History Center here in Montpellier but unfortunately it isn't ready yet, they are trying to install all the programs and told me to come back in two or three more months, this is so sad because now I have time and I cannot search anything :(

Tlaltenango History Books

There are a number of books written by a local historian in Tlaltanango,
Zacatecas by the name of Bernardo Carlos Casas:

Tlaltenango : una ciudad amurallada (1986)

Semblanza historica de la parroquia de Tlaltenango : 1544-1991 (1991)

Family History Archive

I was confused. I thought that Family History Archive search engine was
the Digitizing projects first efforts. The reply from that project below
seems to set the record straight:

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So I do I chat??



I have recently joined the group and want to take this opportunity to
introduce myself. My name is Sheila Prader and I have several ancestors
from Jalisco, including Los Altos de Jalisco. Some of my locations are

Cultural websites

Here are some sites of possible general interest:
(not all information is current)

Moctezuma's descendants

See the following link for sources to Moctezuma's descendants.

Alicia Carrillo,
San Jose, Ca


WildCards ???

I'm trying to get the hang of Using WildCards in doing searches on

I'm very thankful to Victor Villarreal for the great tutorial on
WildCards to be found in the "Files" under "Reference Material" under

Migrants Reshape Villages with ideas del Norte

This happens to be my native town in Zacatecas and yes you too can belong to one of these clubs. Great place to get hometown stories, meet family and yes maybe even make a contribution.

Alicia Avelar de Carrillo


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