South Texas Land Grants

Ramon and Ponciano Salinas Flores Land Purchase of Porcion 39

The following is a 1910 translation of a property deed made in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico on October 9, 1888. Where my wife’s great-great-grandfather Ramon Salinas Flores and his brother Ponciano Salinas Flores bought 106 Varas by 25,000 Varas from several of their relatives. The land was originally part of portion 39 Land Grant that was owned by their […]

Old Starr County Maps at The Portal To Texas History

I was Searching through The Texas Portal to Texas History and I found the following maps about Starr County. Click on the View in High Quality link at the bottom of each image to view the maps. Their quality is stunning. These two maps have excellent layout of the South Texas Land Grants in Starr County, Texas. […]

Old Hidalgo County Maps at The Portal To Texas History

I was browsing through The Texas Portal to Texas History and I found the following two maps about Hidalgo County. You can download them but the quality is not that great, but if you check the View in High Quality link that I have included. Their quality is stunning. The first map also has excellent […]

Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities a Dissertation by Mary Jo Galindo

Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and […]