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Academia de Genealogía y Heráldica Mota-Padilla

1920 - 1983

According with an article published in the "Genealogical Journal", the Academia de Genealogía y Heráldica Mota-Padilla was the first genealogical association in Latin America.

It was established in Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico) on 12 January 1920 by SALVADOR MOTA-VELASCO, JOSE IGNACIO DAVILA GARIBI, ENRIQUE EDUARDO LOPEZ, JORGE VEREA Y VALLARTA, and ALBERTO SANTOSCOY. It was erected in memory of the first Historian of New Galice, Matías Ángel de la Mota y Padilla (author of "Historia de la Conquista del Reino de la Nueva Galicia", 1741) to promote the Historical studies from the Genealogical and Heraldic points of view; among its members, SALVADOR MOTA-VELASCO was direct descendant of the aftermentioned Matías Ángel de la Mota y Padilla.

With the passing of time many Genealogy and Heraldry's enthusiasts became members of this institution; they gathered monthly and produced some interesting works (some of them still unpublished)... After most of its original members died, the Academia became less active; then, JORGE VEREA Y VALLARTA's own nephew, RICARDO LANCASTER-JONES Y VEREA, reorganized it between 195o-53. Its first public act is dated on 8 May 1953, its first publised work, the Academia's "Anuario" was printed in 1954.

This institution, contributed with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica, during the microfilming process of the complete and well preserved Diocese of Guadalajara's Church records (1953-71). Nowadays, a copy of these microfilms are located in the Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico City) and are available for public consultation under the guidelines and regulations of the same Archivo General de la Nación.

After RICARDO LANCASTER-JONES Y VEREA's death (1983), the institution became extint.

Academia de Genealogía y Heráldica Mota-Padilla's structure after 1950:

Board of Directors:

Honorary President: JOSE IGNACIO DAVILA GARIBI.
Honorary Vice President: LUIS LEON DE LA BARRA.
President: RICARDO LANCASTER-JONES Y VEREA.
Vice President & General Secretary: JESUS GARIBI VELASCO.
Treasurer: LEOPOLDO I. ORENDAIN.
Vice Treasurer: CARLOS STAHL.

Honorary Academicians:

Cardinal JOSE GARIBI RIVERA, Primate of Mexico and Archbishop of Guadalajara.
Cardinal JÓZSEF MINDSZENTHY, Primate of Hungary and Archbishop of Budapest.
Cardinal MANUEL ARTEAGA Y BETANCOURT, Primate of Cuba and Archbishop of Havana.
Prince EUGENE OF HABSBURG-LORRAINE, Archduke of Austria.
Prince JOSEPH OF HABSBURG-LORRAINE, Archduke of Austria.
JACOBO FITZ-JAMES STUART Y FALCO, Duke of Alba and Berwick, Grandee of Spain.

Counsultant Academicians:

ALFONSO REYES - Literature.
JUAN B. IGUINIZ - Bibliography.
IGNACIO BERNAL Y GARCIA-PIMENTEL - History.
JOSE R. BENITEZ - History.
LUCAS DE PALACIO - Heraldry.
Priest ALFREDO OCHOA - Religious Heraldry.
Col. RAFAEL F. MUÑOZ - Military Heraldry.
VICENTE DE CADENAS Y VICENT - Spanish Genealogy.
FAUSTINO MENENDEZ-PIDAL - Spanish Heraldry.
JUAN DE ADARRAGA - Etymology & Linguistics.
GABRIEL GARCIA-ROJAS Y PEREZ DE SALAZAR - Law & Legal Affairs.
ANTONIO PEREZ-VERDIA Y FERNANDEZ - Law & Legal Affairs.
MANUEL SANDOVAL VALLARTA - Government & International Affairs.
DANIEL ESCALANTE - Protocol.

Patrons:

BANCO INDUSTRIAL DE JALISCO S.A.
BANCO REFACCIONARIO DE JALISCO S.A.
INGENIO SANTA CRUZ Y EL CORTIJO S.A.
INGENIO SAN FRANCISCO DE AMECA S.A.
INGENIO TAMAZULA S.A.

MIGUEL ALFARO.
FELIX DIAZ GARZA.
XAVIER GARCIA DE QUEVEDO Y CASTAÑOS.
AURELIO GONZALEZ DE HERMOSILLO Y BRIZUELA.
JOSE LOPEZ-PORTILLO Y ROMO DE VIVAR.

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Bibliography:

"Enciclopedia de México", Volúmen 5, 1978, pp. 256-257.

"Genealogical Journal", Utah Genealogical Association, Vol. 15-17, 1971, pp. 160-170.

"Lista de Miembros y Estatutos", Academia de Genealogía y Heráldica Mota-Padilla, 1955, XVIII pp.

"Revista Genealógica Latina", Federação dos Institutos Genealógicos Latinos, Vol. 8-10, 1956, pp. 244-245 y 270.

"The Augustan", Augustan Society, Vol. 17-20, 1975, pp. 91, 93 y 104

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