For the past few years I had been coming across various works of Edna Garza Brown. Recently I came across a book Titled “The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”. I know that it will be of interest to you specially if you have traced your ancestry all the way back to Juan Bautista Chapa. This book includes a nine chart family tree and it contains all the documentation to support her family tree. It is very interesting and also contains a copy of the will of Juan Batista Chapa.
I highly recommend it to anyone.
I will share with you a short paragraph that the author wrote describing her intentions or the purpose of sharing her work:
“We hope that the material in this book will help others in their research
for family ties and history; but more than that, we hope it will serve as a
form of thanks to those people who have helped so much. We know people like
Lottie Gaetcke, who spent hours looking through names and places, will carry
on an interest in the history which they began to learn from a few small
facts. Perhaps others will discover the pleasure of their in- laws and friends
in Working together to discover what this world is all about.” – Edna Garza Brown
Image of partial cover of book”The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”:
Where to get a copy:
- WorldCat.org – Find book in a library near you. Check Now.
I know this post is very short but I just want to make sure that you are aware that this book is out there and you never know it may be the clue that you need to break down a brick wall that you may have.
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In this episode Jesus “Chuy” Correa talks about The Real History of Starr County form prehistoric times to present times. It is a recording of his presentation to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.
The Descendents of Don Jose Manuel Goseaschea And Dona Catarina Malas de Echevarria is a very short book made and compiled by Jophn D. Inclan back in November 2003. Mr. inclans starts the book with the description of Rancho Viejo, Texas that as he mentions came from The Handbook of Texas Online. Jose Tomas Canales and Juan Nepamuseno Cortina are mentioned in this book as descendants.
The other last names mentioned in this book are Alderete, Cadena, Canales, Cavazos, Cisneros, Cortinas, De Leon, Gold finch, Gonzalez, Guerra, De La Garza Falcon, Menchaca, Ramirez, Tijerina, and Villarreal. So if you have any of these last names checking this book out is a must.
Cover of Book”The Descendents of Don Jose Manuel Goseaschea And Dona Catarina Malas de Echevarria”:
Where to get a copy:
Over all I only found two copies one at UTPA and the other one in the public library of Houston.
While searching for a book at the University of Texas Pan American I came across this one titled “Dolores, Revilla, and Laredo – (Three Sister Settlements)” by Rogelia O. Garcia. It is a 51 page book that is very interesting. Especially if you have traced your ancestors to any of these three settlements as I have done for Revilla.
The author states:
“This small volume is the outgrowth of several years of research and is intended to commemorate the saga of the great and noble men and women who settled in the vast wilderness along the Rio Grande and left us a great heritage, their culture and ideals. The men of Dolores and Revilla were men of very liberal ideas, while those of San Augustin de Laredo were conservative. Their descendants are proud of them.” – Rogelia O. Garcia
The author also mentions that most of the information that you will find in this book comes form the;
- Estado General de las Fundaciones Hechas por Don Joseph de Escandon en la Colonia del Nuevo Santander,
- The Spanish Archives of Laredo,
- The Archives of San Augustin Church,
- The Papers of Mirabeau B. Lamar,
- And other books relative to early Tamaulipas and Texas
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This small book contains:
THE GREAT COLONIZER
VILLA DE NUESTRA SENORA DE LOS DOLORES
- Settlement Declaration of Don Bartolome Borrego to Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo Liberal attitudes.
VILLA DE SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA DE REVILLA
- List of original settlers – Inspection report of Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo.
THREE GREAT REVILLANOS
- Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Col. Antonio Zapata. Historian Don Lorenzo de la Garza (C. Guerrero)
SAN AUGUSTIN DE LAREDO
- Settlement Inspection by the Marques de Rubi -
- Observations by Nicolas de Lafora -
- Apportionment of the Land Some decrees and other documents Laredo Loyal to Spain -
- Census report of 1823 Inspection report by Don Jose Maria Sanchez in 1828 -
- First Company of the Presidios of Tarnaulipas.
THE FEDERALIST MOVEMENT
- Work of Col. Antonio Zapata – Texans who helped Col. Zapata.
SAN AGUSTIN DE LAREDO 1836-1846
- Laredo part of the Free State of Tamaulipas up to 1846. Influence of Cnpt. Mirabeau B. Lamar.
THE CONFEDERACY ALONG THE RlO GRANDE
- The Benavides Regiment Muster Rolls.
- Recollections of life at El Ranchito in the Borrego Grant.
I found several of my ancestors within the pages of this book. I highly recommend that you check it out. It is available at:
Are you Garza or Trevino? Do you have ancestors with this last name? If you do you are in luck. Tomas Madirichaga Cueva has written an excellent book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon” (Origin of the last names Garza and Trevino form Nuevo Leon). This book starts with Marcos Alonso de la Garza (my 10th great grandfather) and documents about four generations of his descendants. The author tells that many of his sons took the last name of Garza and also many took the last name of Trevino from his wife Juana de Trevino de Quintanilla.
As you may be aware these two last names are very predominant in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. What is so great about this book is that the author only cites first hand sources and is very well documented. So far I have yet to find an error. In my opinion this is an excellent book for your genealogical research. Continue reading
If your ancestors are from General Escobedo, Nuevo, Mexico or if you are doing genealogy research then this free eBook I came across might be of interest to you. It is titled Gral. Escobedo NL. Apuntes Geograficos. Even though it is not an genealogy eBook it does mention historical facts and also several of my ancestors as the Ayalas from el Topo de Los Ayalas and another ancestor Joseph Trevino. I do hope that it is of interest to you.
Another thing make sure to download it since as it is with eBook ont he internet you never know how long they will be available. Continue reading
I came across a very interesting book that was published back in 1873 by Alejandro Prieto. It does mention several of my ancestors but most important it contains important information about the state of Tamaulipas. The title of the book is Historia, Geografia y Estadistica Del Estado De Tamaulipas”. You never know you may just find your ancestors in this book.
This book can be valuable when it comes to our genealogy research since it may provide you with additional clues as to where to look for documents and also a window as to what our ancestors may have had experience politically.
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This book is freely available form Google Books just click on the following link: Get your copy.
Are you researching your family genealogy? Specially the ones with the Longoria last name whom were from the Camargo and South Texas area. If so, you might want to check this book out. It contains great Genealogical information and land grant information. This book also contains information on the authors other family lines all leading up to the Longorias.
Here is a description of the book:
The author relates the details of his research to try to make it clear once and for all the impossibility of the alleged paternity of the Spanish king Felipe V on one of the author’s ancestors , Captain Juan Diego Longoria, one of founding families 1749 , along with 40 other families , of Santa Ana de Camargo in the old Nuevo Santander . A few of the descendants of Captain Longoria recieved land fro Continue reading
If you have not come across this book, El Nuevo Reino de Leon Y Monterrey A Traves de 3000 Documentos (The New Kingdom of Leon and Monterrey through 3000 Documents) you are in for a treat. This book was written by Israel Cavazos Garza back in 1998 it is the synopsis of 3000 documents from the Civil Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Continue reading
Just wanted to let you know about this great book. Historia de Nuevo Leon Con Noticias Sobre Coahuila, Tejas, y Nuevo Mexico is a book that contains three books one by Capitan Alonso de Leon, an Unknown Author that Cavazos identified as Continue reading