Thank you Lou for the confirmation. How are you doing with your research? I noted that your relatives were in Cruillas or was it San Fernando also. Due to the condition of the church records I have found some but not all the information that I need. I wish I knew what happened to the dispensations that were issued for that area. My 2nd great grandfather Joaquin de los Santos Aleman married his first cousin Maria de la Luz Sosa Aleman. She died and he went on to remarry my 2nd gr. grandmother Barbara Chavez. I know the names of Joaquins father and mother but not the names of his paternal grandparents. I believe if I could find those records I would be able to make an incredible leap in my tree. Or even if I could find the original marriage of Joaquin and Ma. de la Luz. The only information I have for Joaquin comes from his second marriage and that was limited to what you read above. His death record reveals even less.
Have you run across the same problem, where your ancestors were related but you could not put your hands on the dispensation records. Back in the 1840's when this couple was getting married, San Fernando and Cruillas (and nearby towns) were I believe in the bishopric of Linares, NL before that I think it was in the bishopric of Guadalajara.
If those records could be located we would have an awful lot of information in our hands.
Please feel free to contact me if ther is someone specific you are looking for. I have individuals from Burgos, Cruillas and San Fernando in my database, ranging from the 1920's to the late 1700's.
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