Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-48

San Antonio Public Library. Texana/ Genealogy Department
600 Soledad Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-207-2500
Email: See website


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Between 1631-1880

Volume: Less than 1 cubic foot 

Description: Within 5 collections. 


/1 “Indexes to Spanish Archives”

Inclusive dates: 1631-1878

Volume: Several entries within 8 volumes

Description: Indexes to records

A. Laredo, 1749-1836

B. Bexar, 1717-1836

C. Camargo, 1755-1880

D. Nacogdoches, 1731-1836

E. Parral, 1631-1821

F. Saltillo, 1689-1878

G. New Mexico, 1685-1905 and 1621-1821

H. Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida, 1782-1811


/2 “Bexar County Records”

Inclusive dates: 1736-1838

Volume:  Several reels of microfilm

Description: Includes records of the Spanish Franciscan missions—Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción de Acuña, San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, and San Juan Capistrano, San Antonio, Texas; from Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas.


/3 “The Camargo Historical Records Collection”

Inclusive dates: 1755-1880

Volume: 5 reels of microfilm

Description: Includes diligencias matrimoniales [prenuptial investigations] from Santa Ana de Camargo Mission (Coahuiltecan, Mestizos), Camargo, Coahuila, Mexico and the attended communities of Camargo, Reynosa, Mier, Vitoria, Monterrey, Saltillo, and Bexar, Texas, arranged chronologically; in Spanish; originals at the Archdiocese of San Antonio Archives, San Antonio, Texas.


/4 “San Fernando Cathedral Records”

Inclusive dates: 1703-1824

Volume: Few reels of microfilm

Description: Sacramental records (copies) of baptisms, marriages, and burials for the following missions and parishes, from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas:


/5 Spanish Archives of New Mexico

Inclusive dates: 1685-1905, 1621-1821

Volume: Several reels of microfilm

Description: In part, pertains to Native missions of New Mexico (Tiwa) and El Paso, Texas (Tiwa). 

A. San Antonio de Valero (El Alamo) Mission, San Antonio, Texas, 1703-ca. 1803

B. San Carlos Mission, Vallecillo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1788-1823

C. San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas, 1761-1911

D. San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission, San Antonio, Texas, 1777-1824


Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.


Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Archives