About


About
The Mission of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe del Norte was founded by Fray Garcia de San Francisco in the year 1659. And almost 300 years later it became a cathedral. It served as the mother mission of the area to the surrounding churches, such as Isleta, Socorro, Senecu, San Lorenzo, and to the churches built along the Rio Bravo from San Elisario to Doña Ana
The original document written by Fray Garcia on the Foundation of the Mission examined and copied in April 1888 by the well-known archaeologist, Adolph F. Bandelier, while the records were still housed at the church. By 1914 this document and other church records were missing. According to survey made of the Texas Catholic documents in 1926, these records were apparently disposed by the late historian Carlos Castaneda, Assuming this is true, by what authority did he remove the records of the Guadalupe church?
I have a great intrest in these records, I remember as a little boy hearing my grandfather, Benjamin Apodaca, talk about his family history, He told me that his family name was in New Mexico forever and a day, But when I started tracing my family roots, I discovered that my great-great grandfather was born in “Paso del Norte,” and from there on, the family line was coming out of that area forever and a day, I quickly learned about the history of New Mexico, starting with Juan Oñate, the Pueblo Revolt of1680, and Vargas reconquest in 1692. My Grandfather was correct, but my family obviously did not return to Santa Fe with the reconquest in 1692,
Special thanks to the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) microfilm collection, MF49, roll 14, 1728 to 1775, and the Rio Grande Historical Collections (New Mexico State University-NMSU-Las Cruces) the Archivo Historico del Arzobispado de Durango. These two archives have served as very valuable tools in my research and are strongly recommended to anyone research in the El Paso area.
It is always recommended that one obtain and review the original source if possible. Please cite this source when using any information from this research.

Acknowledgements
I would like to thank those that made this project possible:

Rick Hendricks, professor of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces was instrumental
The late John B. "Jack" Culligan (El Paso Del Norte Researcher)
Terry L. Corbett (El Paso Del Norte Researcher)
Claudia Rivers, Director of Special Collections at University of Texas, El Paso
Sylvia Fernandez-Magdaleno, my wife and Researcher
Mario (Marty) Grajeda Resarcher
Griselda Fernandez, Cynthia Osegurea, Marsy Franco, and Alizé Juarez, typists
Benjamin Apodaca, my grandfather (His Genealogy Lines)
Sources
1. Archivo de la Cathedral de Cd, Juarez, University of Texas, El Paso
MF489, Roll 1
MF489, Roll 13
MF489, Roll 14
MF488B, Roll 1
MF489B, Roll 3
2. Calleros Collection, El Paso Public Library
3. Cd. Juarez Municipal Archives, University of Texas, El Paso
MF513, Roll6
MF513, Roll7
MF513, Roll2
MF513, 1761
MF513, Part II, Roll 13
MF513, Part II, Roll 10
4. Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, Nuestras Raices Journal, Winter 1994
5. Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, Herencia, October 1995
6. FHL film156606
7. FHL film156609
8. FHL film156614
9. New Mexico Prenuptial Investigation, AHAD 1760-1799. 1996
10. New Mexico Prenuptial Investigation, AHAD 1800- 1893.2000
                                                                                 
                                                                                       Glossary  
Adoptiva/o
Adopted
Albacea
Trustee/Executor of a will
Capitan
Captain
Casada/o
Married
Coyote
Spanish, Indian and Negro
Criada/o
Servant
Defunta/o (abbreviation)
Deceased
Dfta/o (abbreviation)
Both Deceased
Esclava/o
Slave
Española/o (Esp.)
Spanish female/male
Esposa/o
Spouse
HL=Hija/o
Legitimate daughter/son
HN=Hija/o
Natural daughter/ son of Unmarried parents
Huerfana/o
Orphan female/ male
India/ols de la mission
Indians of the Mission
Libre
Free
Manceba/o
Young female/male
Mestisa/o, Mest
Spanish and Indian
Mija (Mij)
Daughter
Mujer
Woman
Mulata/o
Spanish & Negro
Padres no conocidos
Unknown parentage
Padrinos
Godparents
Parbula/o, parba/o
Small female/male
Doncella
Young female
Pobresissima/o
Very Poor
Sirvienta/e
Servant
Soldado
Soldier
Soltera/o
Single female or male
Testigos (test.)
Witnesses
Todos
All of them
Viejo
Old
Viuda/o
Widow / widower
Viejissma/o
Very old
Viejissma/o y Pobresissima/o
Very old and poor

                Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, El Paso Del Norte Marriage Records 1666-1851
                             Extracted by Aaron Magdaleno  copyright© 1997, 1998, 2009, 2015
                              Only the legible entries with surnames were extracted



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