Welcome to the Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Genealogy and History) page.

The purpose of this page is to provide you with resources so that you can better research your ancestors that might have at one point settled and or lived in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Early Settlers of Monterrey

The following are the families that we have published in our blog. This list will grow as we continue to do research on this early settling families. If you descend from any of these families you qualify for the Monterrey First Families Certificate.

These families are among the founding families of Monterrey or lived in Monterrey prior to 1650.

Early Families of Monterrey

The following are families that lived in Monterrey after 1650.

Las Villas del Norte Community Tree

We have hundreds of other families from Monterrey in our community tree that has over 185,000 names. It includes the above families and many, many more. Learn how to gain access here: Read More

Books About Monterrey

The following are books that are available on Amazon and are about genealogy or the history of Monterrey. I also included the names of out of print books and a few links to eBooks available on the internet.

The following are out of print books that you can look for in a library using worldcat.org.

  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1599 -1700
  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1700 - 1725
  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1726 - 1756
  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1756 - 1785
  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1786 - 1795
  • Catalogo y Sintesis de los Protocolos del Archivo Municipal de Monterrey 1796 - 1801
  • Matrimonios de la Catedral de Monterrey 1667 -1781
  • El Nuevo Reino de Leon Y Monterrey A traves de 3000 documentos
  • Testamentos Coloniales de Monterrey 1611 - 1785


The following are eBooks that you can read for free online.

Our Heritage Certificates

If you can trace your ancestry to any of the families listed above and can prove it with documentation then you qualify for our Monterrey First Families Certificate.

Genealogy Records

The following are Record collections that are available for free at FamilySearch. Monterrey Records FamilySearch Catalog

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You can join Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Genealogy and History) Group  here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/monterreygenealogy/

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