This book by Don Israel Cavazos Garza is an excellent resource. In it he explains the process of colonizing El Nuevo Santander now days Tamaulipas, Mexico and the steps that Jose de Escandon had to implement. He explains the important role that Nuevo Leon played in it’s colonization by helping with it’s greatest asset, it’s people. Last year at the […]
This past Sunday I attended the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Association’s meeting at the Harlingen Public Library. The presenter was Elizandro Munoz whom is an assistant professor of History at South Texas College for the Weslaco campus. His presentation was titled Ranching and The Province of Nuevo Santander. Overall Points of the Presentation: Mr. Munoz […]
Many of our ancestors lived in the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander and some even helped forge it with their own resources and hard work. Nuevo Santander is now present day Tamaulipas, Mexico and South Texas was founded by José de Escandón and named for his native province in Spain. It was designated as a […]
Dos Familias en la Conformacion Historica del Noreste Novo Hispano, Siglos XVII-XIX by Francisco Javier Rodriguez Gutierrez describes the strategies that some Northern Mexico families utilized to acquire, conserve, and consolidate their power and presence in the area from the beginning of the 17th century.