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Item #692
HISPANIC GENEALOGISTS UNCOVERING ROYAL ROOTS
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: George Farias

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Many Hispanics with roots in the Spanish Colonial Period are not aware that they are descended from Spanish royalty. Their ancestors came after the Conquest of Mexico by Cortes to govern the country and were nobles and members of the royal family and courts personally appointed by the king as trusted officials. A little known Hispanic genealogy history told in this concise article. San Antonio, 2005 Borderlands Press 1st Ed., 8&/12 x 11, 5 Pgs., Spiral Wire Bound.
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Item #691
LIBRO DE MATRIMONIOS DE REYNOSA, 1790-1811
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Mario J. Davila

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The author notes that the original book of marriages was written by Franciscan friars, and adds that this interpretation permits rapid access to its contents, as well as how to retrieve images of the original documents. He has edited other information for better grouping and for future studies. Has handy Index for men and for women. Has 346 entries.Charleston, SC, 2015 1st Ed., 8&1/2 x 11 Size, 172 Pgs., PB.
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Item #677
EL PASO PRENUPTIAL INVESTIGATIONS FROM THE CATHOLIC ARCHIVES OF TEXAS, 1707-1853
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Rick Hendricks, Ed., et al

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With Robert D. Martinez.Over 1,000 investigative extracts showing the name of the couple, their parents, the ecclesiastical priest judge, the notary, witnesses, and short comments on most. With index. Albuquerque, 2015 Hispanic Genealogy Research Center of New Mexico 1st Ed., 8&1/2 x 11, 247 Pgs., PB.
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Item #6829
A WHITE PAPER, To Guide the Commission Established by the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas, House Bill 724, To Study Unclaimed Land Grant Mineral Proceeds
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: George Farias

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A program to assist heirs of Spanish and Mexican land grantees to recover royalties due them from unclaimed mineral estates was initiated several years ago by La Porte Attorney Eileen McKenzie Fowler. The State of Texas has adamantly refused to pay these royalties and maintains they have not received funds from thousand of unclaimed wells, not only in the land grants,but all over Texas. To break this deadlock the legislature in 2013 established a commission to study the matter but it became evident early on that the commission was biased. The author wrote a White Paper to guide them. Eight supplements to the White Paper were written to steer the commission on a righteous path but all documents were ignored. The documents were written to also clarify matters for heir/descendants since the commission appeared to be distorting facts and the truth to intimidate South Texas families. These are being made available to help anyone interested to understand this cause. The eight supplements and four indices are included. San Antonio, Texas 2015 1st Ed., 8&1/2 x 11, 41 Pgs., Spiral Wire Bound. PB.
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Item #6828
TEXAS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, The Struggle of Reconstruction
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Carl H. Moneyhon

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At the end of the Civil War, Texas existed in a world with an uncertain future. The state had escaped the military ravages of the war but along with the South stood poised on the brink of a new social, economic, and political order. In this book the author reconsiders the reasons Reconstruction failed to live up to its promise. Illustrated. College Station, TX 2004 Texas A&M University Press 1st Ed., 6 x9, 237 Pgs., PB.
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Item #4981
THE HEART IN A GLASS JAR, Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico.
MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA
Author: William E. French

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This is a unique book we hesitated at first to offer, but it is an interesting work. It is about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters, as both symbols and material objects, of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s.The author drew his inspiration from the heart of Melchor Ocampo, a statesman prominent in mid-nineteenth century public life. Ocampo was executed by a firing squad for opposing the Reform Laws, and his heart was preserved in a jar presented to his daughter. The heart is now in a museum in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015 University of Nebraska Press 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 296 Pgs., HB.
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Item #28339
EXILES IN SEPHARAD, THe Jewish Millenium in Spain
SEPHARDIC JUDAICA
Author: Jeffrey Gorsky

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The dynamic one-thousand-year history of the Jews in Spain comes to life as the author vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history. The journey takes us from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews, who created significant works in religion, literature, science and philosophy. After a harmonious and prosperous existence for over a thousand years, The Jewish community in Europe ceased to exist in the Iberian peninsula. Philadelphia, PA, The Jewish Publication Society and the University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 406 Pgs., PB.
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Item #737
THE COLONEL ERNEST A. MONTEMAYOR HISPANIC GENEALOGY AND HISTORY RESEARCH LIBRARY
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Ernest A. Montemayor

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Col. Ernest A. Montemayor USAF-Ret., (1928-2009) was a pioneer in America in Hispanic genealogical research, having engaged himself in this specialty for over 60 years. He became interested in this field when virtually no one was aware of the history of the Hispanic pioneer families who colonized Mexico and areas now part of the southwestern United States. Col. Montemayor built what is perhaps the most extensive and comprehensive private library in Hispanic genealogy-in the United States and possibly the world-of the United States borderlands, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Latin America and the Philippines. It is estimated that the collection contains over 15, 000 volumes including books, journals,quarterlies, newsletters, compact discs, and other related materials. The collection is not catalogued and the value of the entire collection, including files, is estimated to be at least $ 2,000,000. It would be virtually impossible to duplicate this library for this amount of money, as many of the books are rare and out of print. Col. Montemayor traveled extensively in Spain, Mexico, and South America where he personally acquired some of the rare items. He estimated that he had over a billion items of information on Hispanic surnames. Rare books of this type are fast escalating in today's market. The asking price has been reduced. San Antonio, Texas.
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Item #6832
SAN ANTONIO CEMETERIES HISTORIC DISTRICT, Images of America
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Frank and Linda Faulkner

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Three miles from the San Antonio central business district is the Eastside Cemetery District. There are about 31 cemeteries there, owned by different religious congregations, fraternal organizations, military groups and the City of San Antonio. There are many people of different occupations and nationalities who reside there, including soldiers and statesmen, rich and poor, famous persons as well as husbands, wives and children. Through photographs and research, the authors hope to tell some small part of the stories and history of this unique burial ground. Charleston, SC, 2014 Arcadia Publishing 1st Ed., 6&1/2 x 9&1/4, 127 Pgs., PB.
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Item #1883
EL CAMINO REAL DE LOS TEJAS, Images of America
THE SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD
Author: Steven Gonzales, et al

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With Mary Joy Graham, and Dr. Lucille Estell.The Royal Road of the Tejas Indians, El Camino Real de los Tejas, was born hundreds of years ago when the Native Americans followed routes used by buffalo and other animals, realizing that these early creatures knew the best paths to take. Also known as Kings Highway, it later became a major thoroughfare used by travelers coming to Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico. In 2004, El Camino Real de los Tejas took on new meaning when the historical road was designated as the 19th National Historical Trail in the United States. Charleston, SC, 2014 Arcadia Publishing 1st Ed., 6&1/2 x 9&1/4, 126 Pgs., PB.
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Item #1884
COLONIAL NATCHITOCHES, A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier
THE SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD
Author: H. Sophie Burton, et al

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With F. Todd Smith. Founded in 1714, four years before New Orleans, Natchitoches developed a creole (American-born of French Descent) society that dominated the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, later coming under Spanish rule. The authors examine the cultures present in the town and relations with the Indians in the surrounding area. Conclusions are formed about the the nature of society and the trade hub of commerce through records of births, baptisms, and census records form archives of both the French and Spanish inhabitants. This is the first thorough study of this critical colonial community. College Station, TX 2014 2nd Texas A&M University Press Printing, 6 x 9, 216 Pgs., PB.
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Item #4986
JOSE MORA Y DEL RIO, Archbishop of Mexico During the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero Rebellion
MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA
Author: George Farias

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Jose Mora y del Rio served as Archbishop of Mexico from 1908-1928 during both the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero Rebellion. He died in exile in San Antonio, Texas, on April 22, 1928. Due to the crisis in Mexico City he was buried at San Fernando Cemetery No. 2 in San Antonio until November 19, 1947 when he was disinterred. After a Solemn High Mass his body was boarded on a train to Mexico City where an escort was waiting 20 miles from the city for a final resting place in the Cathedral. Has two appendices. San Antonio, 2015 Borderlands Press 1st Ed., 8&1/2 x 11, 10 Pgs., Report Binder.
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Item #1881
CAPTAIN FRANCISCO MARTINEZ, Early Texas Explorer.
THE SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD
Author: George Farias

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Captain Francisco Martinez is an unsung hero virtually absent from Texas History books. He was, though, one of the first explorers into Texas as second in command to the later Alonso de Leon expeditions to locate the French intruder La Salle. Martinez had served in Spain during wars with France and was fluent in the language. He thus was also the French interpreter for the expeditions. He wrote a chronicle of a side trip he took to the Texas Coast and later was placed as second in command at Pensacola when the French came looking for the mouth of the Mississippi River. Signed by the author. San Antonio, TX 2005 Borderlands Press 1st Ed. booklet, 8 &1/2 x 11, Report Binder, 9 Pgs., PB.
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Item #693
GENEALOGICAL JOURNAL, SHHAR, VOL I, 1994
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Raul J. Guerra, Ed.

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AVAILABALE AGAIN. Contains 16 articles including, "Did Spanish Jews Migrate to Agua Mansa?" "Ancestors of the Carrillo Rodriguez Family of Saltillo, Mexico," Archdiocese of Morelia-Zamora, Michoacan, Marriages 1622-1633," Lines of Descent for Don Alfonso XI, Rey de Castilla y Leon to Ruy Diaz de Mendoza y Arrelano, " Some land Grants and Sales in and Around Military Plaza of San Antonio During the Spanish and Mexican Period," "Spanish and Mexican Records in the Texas General Land Office," Marriage Record of Blas de la GarZa and Teresa Guerrero," Ancestral Lines of the Hurtado de Mendoza Family," and "Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico Confirmations (16 May 1634)." San Antonio, TX 2005 2nd Edition, Borderlands Press, 8 &1/2 x 11, 106 Pgs., PB.
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Item #694
BAUTISMOS DEL SAGRARIO METROPOLITANO CATEDRAL MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON. MEXICO VOLUME # 3, 5-14-1731/2-22-1751
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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The first volume in the series did not note that it was Volumes 1&2, shown as our number 700. This volume #3 contains over 2,800 baptisms arranged in alphabetical order with the addition of the names of the parents. Immokalee, Fl, 2014 Privately Printed 1st Ed., 8 &1/2 x 11, 86 Pgs., PB.
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Item #6834
THE WORLD WAR I DIARY OF JOSE DE LA LUZ SAENZ
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Emilio Zamora, Ed.

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Translation assisted by Ben Maya. This is the first English translation of this classic account which was published in Spanish in 1913. Saenz was a skilled and dedicated teacher and presents a good descriptive account of his grim battlefied experiences in the Great War. This diary, is one of only two know diaries of the war by an Hispanic. Helpful also for scholars in ethnic and Borderlands studies. College Station, TX, 2014 Texas A&m University Press 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 513 Pgs., PB
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Item #700
BAUTISMOS DEL SAGRARIO METROPOLITANO CATEDRAL, MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO 11-29-1667 TO 03-21-1731
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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Baptisms extracted for the period showing Date, Race, Name of Child, Father and Mother in spreadsheet format. Contains over 3500 entries and contains a race classification chart. Immokalee, FL, 2014 Privately Printed 1st Ed., 8&1/2 x 11, 111 Pgs., PB.
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