TOP 10 MOST RECENT INVENTORY ADDITIONS
LOS PROTOCOLOS DE LA VILLA DE NUESTRA SENORA SANTA ANNA DE CAMARGO, 1762-1809
Author: Prof. Victor M. Saenz Ramirez
Contains 153 complete Protocolos, Notarial Entries, that cover several legal matters but mostly Last Will and Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Land Sales, Grants, Conveyances, etc. In the process it contains good genealogical information. Bloomington, IN 2011 Print on Demand, 1st Ed., SPANISH TEXT, 6 x 9, 419 Pgs., PB.
HERENCIA MESTENA, Un reencuentro con la historia del Rancho San Rafael de las Tortillas, Guerrero, Tamualipas
Author: Mario Manuel Escoto Santoyo
LAST COPY AVAILABLE. This is an excellent study of a ranch and its families in the jurisdiction of Old Revilla. Contains history of the area, The Rio Salado, Founding of Revilla, the First Inhabitants, the Mission and Church, Social life, Fiestas, etc. With genealogical trees. Illustrated. Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, 1998 1st Ed., The San Rafael de las Tortillas Historical Committee and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, 5&1/2 x 8&1/4, 302 Pgs. PB.
THE WORLD WAR I DIARY OF JOSE DE LA LUZ SAENZ
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Emilio Zamora, Ed.
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
ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN, Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People
Author: Jon Entine
The author vividly brings to life the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics while illustrating one of today's most controversial topics: the connection between genetics and who we are, and specifically the question "Who is a Jew?" This is a timely book for persons, especially Hispanics, who are discovering their Israelite roots. New York, 2007 Central Publishing Company, Hachette Book Group, 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 420 Pgs., HB.
EARLY MARRIAGES OF TAMAULIPAS, San Fernando, 1755-1797, Cruillas 1767-1812
Author: Irma Garza Cantú
The second book of marriages for this area by the author going back to an earlier dates from the 1822-1897 period of the first volume. See # 747 in this same category. The author's introduction and acknowlegements provide a review of her work in this area of Mexico. Contains approximately 700 entries. San Diego, CA, 2013 Victoria Press 1st Ed., 8 &1/2 x 11, 137 Pgs., PB.
BAUTISMOS DEL SAGRARIO METROPOLITANO CATEDRAL, MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO 11-29-1667 TO 03-21-1731
Author: Lee James Nichols
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.
THE COLONEL ERNEST A. MONTEMAYOR HISPANIC GENEALOGY AND HISTORY RESEARCH LIBRARY
Author: Ernest A. Montemayor
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 $ 1,000,000. 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. The asking price for the library is $ 750,000. San Antonio, Texas
LOS ARBOLES, A Workbook of Pedigrees.
Author: Gregory D. Cosio
A great new work by a tireless master researcher in Hispanic genealogy. This book traces the genealogy of Lic. Diego Pérez de la Torre (Governor of Nueva Galicia) and ancestor to the majority of families of Nueva Galicia. Includes the testamento of Isabel de Porras in the 16th century, wife of Juan de Salvatierra, ancestors of the Porras/Salvatierras of Nueva Vizcaya, Contains over 100 pedigree charts and information covering all states in Mexico, including AGN information and archival information not available on the internet. Provides thousand of genealogical leads and a lot of ancillary information. THIS IS A SPECIAL ORDER ITEM. PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 7-10 DAYS FOR DELIVERY. East Los Angeles, CA, 2013 privately published, 8 &1/2 x 11, 240 Pgs. PB.
EVARISTO MADERO E.. Last Will and Testament
Author: George Farias, Translator
Evaristo Madero was the patriarch of the wealthy Madero family in Mexico whose most famous member was his grandson, former President of Mexico Franciso I. Madero, who led the Mexican Revolution against Porfirio Diaz. By his first wife Rafaela Hern?ndez Evaristo had five children. By his second wife, Manuelita Far?as Benavides of the prominent Laredo family, he had nine children. His last will and testament is a testament to a great family man and outstanding entrepreneur. His personal and business philosophy shines through and are inspired words for person seeking success. San Antonio, 2014 Borderland Press 1st Ed, 7 Pages, Report PB Binding.
SPAIN VS. ENGLAND IN AMERICAN HISTORY
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: George Farias
This is a synthesis of two presentations made to San Antonio College students in 2008 during Hispanic Heritage Month. Charles Gibson, an eminent Latin American Scholar, once noted that "Spain in America is a substantial subject...in space and time it is a more substantial subject than England in America." Charles Lummis, another historian, said, " If Spain had not existed 400 years ago, the United States would not exist today." Without Spain's substantial aid George Washington could not have won the American Revolution. This essay contrasts the Spanish and English influence in the Americas and proves through emerging documentation that many prominent Hispanics made lasting contributions to the birth and development of our modern democracy. This essay can be very helpful for students to better understand the true history of America. San Antonio, TX 2013 Borderlands Press 2nd Ed. 8&1/2 x 11, 23 Pgs, PB.
SAN FERNANDO, FERDINAND III OF CASTILE AND LEON, Spain's King, Warrior, and Saint
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: George Farias
An Essay. San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas is one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States. Yet with all of the bounteous local history San Fernando remains an unknown and shadowy figure. This essay is a synthesis of his amazing life, one which historians agree is probably the greatest of the kings of Spain. He was part of the famous line of Alfonso kings. Author James Fitzhenry says, "very little is written about St. Fernando III. Very few Catholics know he existed, let alone his origins... the honor and reverence due to this man among men, has lain hidden among the shadows of time..." St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Fernando Cathdedral both claim to be the oldest cathedrals in the United States. Ironically they are named for Ferdinand III and Louis IX of France both saints and first cousins. San Antonio, TX 2012 1st Ed., 8 & 1/2 x11 , report cover, 16 Pgs., PB.
CHIEF RED FOX, An American Icon
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: George Farias
An Essay. Chief Red Fox claimed to be a Sioux chieftain, a nephew of Chief Crazy Horse and son of Black Eagle and White Swan. He was nationally known and gave eloquent presentations of Indian lore primarily to school children in full Sioux regalia, particularly in South Texas since he lived at times in Corpus Christi. He was found out later not to be of Native American origin but a vaudeville actor and this tarnished his image. However, appearing as an Indian in silent films and with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, he developed a broad knowledge of Sioux culture and became a great spokesman and champion for Indian rights. San Antonio, TX 2012 1st Ed., 8 &1/2 x 11, 6 Pgs., Report Cover Binding, PB.
TEJANO PATRIOTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1776-1783
Author: Jesse O. Villarreal, Sr.
Edited and Annotated by Judge Robert H. Thonhoff. Winner of the prestigious 2012 Presidio La Bahia Award by the Sons of the Republic of Texas. In tracing his past the author discovered many prominent ancestors who contributed to the cause of liberty in the American Revolution. Chapter I is "Don Domingo Cabello's Account of Life in The Presidios," Chapter II is "Spanish Royal Military Enlistment at the Presidios," Chapter III is, "Was Texas a Fourth Front in the American Revolution?," Chapter IV is "The Tejanos' Connection with the American Revolution, Chapter V is " Tejano Ranchers, Vaqueros, and Residents that Contributed to the American Revolution" and Chapter VI is "Rosters of Patriot Soldiers Stationed at the Royal Presidio San Antonio de Béxar and Presidio La Bahía del Espíritu Santo Showing Detachment Sent to Protect el Fuerte del Cibolo During the American Revolution." A remarkle piece of scholarship about little known involvement of early Tejanos in the cause of American Freedom." Illustrated. Austin, TX, 2011 privately published 1st Ed. 8 &1/2 x 11, 197 Pgs., PB.
SPAIN AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES, An Intrinsic Gift
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: Thomas E. Chávez
Based on primary research in the archives of Spain, this book is about United States history at its very inception, placing the war in a broader International context. The book corrects a longstanding ommission in American history detailing the substantive contributions made by Spain and Spaniards. One historian, Charles Lummis, said that if Spain had not existed, The United States would not exist today. Illustrated. Albuquerque, NM 2002 1st Paperback edition, 6 x 9, 286 Pgs., PB
OUR HISPANIC ROOTS, What History Failed to Tell us, 2nd Ed.
Author: Carlos D. Vega, Ph.D
This book was originally titled, The Truth Must be Told, How Spain and Hispanics Helped Build the United States. It was a ground-breaking work and this is the totally revised and expanded second edition. Dr. Vega tears away the many myths, lies, falsehoods and ignorance about Hispanics in America and their great contributions along with Spain that helped create our country. Every Hispanic should read this book and advocate for the inclusion of these amazing facts into our textbooks and mainstream lierature. Did you know that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were direct descendants of the same Spanish royaly and that Washington was descended also from Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid? Documents that the United States would not exist today if Spain had not existed. Santa Maria. CA, 2013, Janaway Publishing, Inc. 2nd Ed., 6 x 9, 440 Pgs., PB.
HOMBRES Y MUJERES DE AMERICA: Diccionario biográfico-genealógico de nuestros progenitores, siglos XVI-XIX
Author: Carlos B. Vega, Ph.D
We are pleased to carry again the books of Dr.Vega, a prolific author of the history of Spain in America. More are coming. This is a biographical-genealogical work of our ancestors from the 16th through the 18th century. Contains information of over 10,000 of these persons over a three hundred year period. Extensive research was conducted in the Archives of the Indies in Sevilla. Contains indexes of the women found in the narratives. Santa Monica, CA, 2012 1st Janaway publishing, Inc., English ed., 6&3/4 x 9&3/4, SPANISH TEXT, 361 Pgs., PB.