I have found a pretty important record that gives evidence to my hypothosis of the mother of my 3rd great grandfather. All his adult records have him carrying his paternal last name "Gonzalez", but I suspected he was born illegitimately. I found a census record that has him listed as a child, group together with a woman that has his mother's name, and also grouped with 2 children I was aware of, that carry her first husband's last name. In the record, he has his mother's last name "Botello".
The town in which they are from is in Mexico. Years ago, I found an inventory of the towns archive. Through this inventory, a fellow researcher interested in this town as well, guided someone while he was remote, to the record collection and had pictures taken of a record, the 1853 census of the town, with a digital camera phone. He later shared the collection with me where I found what I suspect is my family.
I have struggled with the citation but decided it was best to start with 8.1 and 8.2 to name the original location for the document and using your suggestion to complete it with the repository, giving me plenty of room to tell this convoluted story at the end. A layered citation was definitely in order. Here is what i came up with:
Villa de Jimenez (Tamaulipas, Mexico), Censos, Caja 8, Exp. 5, 1853, unpaginated, Nestor Botello [Gonzales], census entry; Archivo Historico Municipal de Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico; digital image of record taken 24 Jan 2018 by remote researcher under guidance of X. Xxxx of Dallas, Texas, emailed to Raul Gonzales Jr on 7 Mar 2021. Nestor in census within a few spaces of Petra Botello, his mother’s name, and Andres and Nasaria Equia, most likely Nestor’s half siblings.
I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you