My great grandfather was Jose Luis Fernandez Ibañez, born 13 November 1899 in San Miguel del Mezquital in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. He was known as Luis. San Miguel del Mezquital is now known as Miguel Auza. He was baptized at the church San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel del Mezquital on 4 December 1899. His parents were Jose Maria Fernandez Mijares and Maria Carlota Ybanez Parra.
This is his baptism record from the baptismal registry book from his family’s church.
The chart below shows his lineage that I have traced so far. The spelling of his mother’s surname varies from record to record over time and this chart reflects that. In the boxes, lowercase b indicates birth date. Where there is an exact date it indicates I have a baptism record for that individual. Where there is only a year, the birth date indicates an estimate based on the individual’s age on another record such as a marriage or death record either for themselves or one of their children. For individuals with nothing in their box it indicates that I do not yet have any birth, marriage or death records for that person– in these cases I know their names only because of either their children’s or grandchildren’s records.
I have temporarily set aside my research on the Fernandez family due to hitting the proverbial brick wall in my research. I conducted research on the Fernandez family from the spring of 2013 to the end of 2015. My research included an exhaustive page by page search browsing images of the Catholic church records for San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel del Mezquital, the ancestral church of the Fernandez family, on Family Search, as well as using the indexed civil Mexican records on Ancestry.
Occasionally I will check to see if more records have become available for San Miguel Arcangel, as well as checking the search engines on Family Search and Ancestry just to see if the search algorithm has been changed at all to yield anything new. This year (2016) I found a few additional records which expanded the family, but did not extend the line farther back in history.