Tag Archives: Land Grants

Mier Porciones-Land Grants on the Northern Side of the Rio Grande

When doing genealogy research we some times try to put our ancestors live’s into perspective but some times our research leads us to documents that help us do that. About a year ago I came across this book titled “Anales y Testimonios Del Cantaro”. You can read more about this book in my previous post here. The authors’s main focus in writing this book was to preserve the important archives of present day Ciudad Mier.

Among the pages of this book I came across a very important list and that was the list of the people that received land grants in the jurisdiction of La Villa de Mier in 1767. On a previous post “Map of Mier Land Grants on the Mexican Side and Names of People Awarded To” I only focused on the recipients south of the Rio Grande since you can practically not find that list anywhere else. Now this post is the second part listing all the land grant recipients Continue reading

Texas General Land Office, Land Grant Search

Texas Land Grants

Did your ancestor ever receive a Land grant from the Spanish Government or the State of Tamaulipas? If your answer is yes it is very likely that you will find it on the website for the Texas General Land Office.

What the Texas General Land Office has to Offer

The Texas land grant database contains over 4,200 land titles issued by Spain and Mexico from 1720 to 1836 covering 26 million acres. It also offers other collections for a total of 656,129 records.

You can get a full description of it or start searching for your ancestors at the land grant search.

I hope that you find this resource useful and helpful in your research. Let me know about your finds.

This is an example of one of the results for one of my wife’s ancestors:

County:  Hidalgo
Abstract Number:  83
Adj County:  Starr
District/Class:  San Patricio 1st
File Number:  000753
Original Grantee:  Flores, Segundo
Patentee:  Flores, Segundo
Title Date: 
Patent Date:  13 Aug 1881
Patent No:  500
Patent Vol:  23
Certificate:  106
Part Section: 
Survey/Blk/Tsp:  27
Acres:  13322.20
Adj Acres:  903
Remarks:

Texas Land Records, A Great South Texas Genealogy Resource

I found this awesome resource when it comes to Texas Land information. If you have not heard about this great resource you are in for a treat.

On the following website you can expect to find:

  • Texas Land Titles
  • Deeds
  • Affidavits of heirship

and much more.

This resource is the Texas Land Records Real Property Records Search. You can find it online at www.texaslandrecords.com. It contains a lot of counties but for some of them you have to pay in order to be able to search or view images.

Luckily for me Hidalgo County is free to search and view images. Once you find a record you can even download it to your computer.

There are two requirements for Hidalgo county is that you have to signup but it is free to do so, and also install a TIFF reader, but once you do it you won’t regret it.

After playing for a few days with it I am still amazed at the wealth of genealogical information I found and not to mention downloadable copies of original court documents.

Give it a try, once again the website is www.texaslandrecords.com.