Culiacán Cathedral

From Memorias de la Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica, December 1963 By Antonio Nakayama A., Director of the Museum and Library of the State of Sinaloa En español One of the oldest patronymics and family histories in Culiacán is the surname Verdugo. The parochial registers, which begin in 1690 and are the oldest documents… Read More


Culiacán Centro Histórico

De Memorias de la Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica, Segunda Epoca, Tomo III, Diciembre de 1965. Por Antonio Nakayama A., Director del Museo y Biblioteca del Estado de Sinaloa. In English Uno de los patronímicos de más antigüedad y prosapia en Culiacán es el apellido Verdugo. Los registros parroquiales, que arrancan de 1690 y… Read More


Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Culiacán

When I first began working on my family history, I was surprised to hear the maiden name of my great-great-grandmother María del Rosario García (1854-1924), carefully recorded by my mother in her bride’s book: Moraila. That was an unusual Spanish name. Could it have really been Murillo, or something similar? Her mother’s name was Verdugo;… Read More


TCatedral de la Purísima Concepción, Mazatlán

The hand-written family history provided by my great-grandmother, Jesús García de Alvarado (1871-1966), has proven invaluable in building out the Alvarado line of my family history. At the same time, it has presented some conundrums. This article proposes a theory of our Alvarado lineage back to the Spanish colonial era, seeking to reconcile church records… Read More