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Re: Catholic Church Records
Posted by: J Friedman (ID *****8598) Date: November 18, 2008 at 05:02:03
In Reply to: Re: Catholic Church Records by R M of 101

I too am looking in Roma, Starr County. Who are you looking for? Mine are only on 1 census 1880 Fuentes/De La Cruz also a brick wall.

This was advice below just given to me. I too have contacted Austin TX Catholic Archives but also was told to check Renynosa Records in Tampulipas, Mexico. Copies also housed at the University of Texas


Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the people you mentioned. However, I would suggest that you try looking for them in the Catholic records of Texas. I found my own ancestors from the same time period and same general area in the records of the Dioscece of Brownsville, which covered the whole lower valley area back then. The nearest church to where your ancestors were listed in the census is in Roma (I think) in Starr county. Contact the Catholic archives in Austin, and they will do a search for you for $5 per search.

ANother thing I would suggest is to find someone online who is willing to do a look-up for you in the records of Reynosa. Those records are not microfilmed or indexed by the LDS, but most valley families were recorded there. (Also, there are photocopies of the records at the UTPA library, but they will NOT do research. You must be there in person and do it yourself.)

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