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Item #709
LOS ARBOLES, A Workbook of Pedigrees.
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Gregory D. Cosio

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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.
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Item #704
EARLY MARRIAGES OF TAMAULIPAS, San Fernando, 1755-1797, Cruillas 1767-1812
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Irma Garza Cantú

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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.
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Item #717
ARCHIVOS PARROQUIALES DE NUESTRA SENORA DE GUADALUPE DE REYNOSA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO, MATRIMONIOS VOL 2, JULY 1, 1790 to JANUARY 14, 1811
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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This revised 2nd. edition contains the entry in the marriage book in narrative form,name of groom and bride, and both sets of parents, place of origin, etc. Over 325 entries. All names in this index are spelled exactly as they were entered in the original church register. One of the few genealogical works available on Tamaulipas records. Includes index by bride and groom. Immokalee, Fl Privately published 1st ed., 8 &1/2 x 11. 25 Pgs. PB.
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Item #1886
THE FIRST TEXAS INDEPENDENCE, 1813
THE SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD
Author: Jose Antonio Lopez

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Subtitled,"A brief biography on Don Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara, The first President of Texas." Also includes a Spanish translation. Gutierrez de Lara successfuly led the first drive for Texas Independence in 1812-1813. He then served as the first President of Texas from April-August 1813. Includes maps, charts and illustrations. Bloomington, IN, Xlibris 2013 on demand Reprint, 6x9, 192 Pgs., PB.
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Item #737
THE COLONEL ERNEST A. MONTEMAYOR HISPANIC GENEALOGY AND HISTORY RESEARCH LIBRARY
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Ernest A. Montemayor

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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
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Item #700
BAUTISMOS DEL SAGRARIO METROPOLITANO CATEDRAL, MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO 11-29-1667 TO 03-21-1731
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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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.
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Item #4992
LA CRISTIADA, The Mexican People's War for Religious Liberty
MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA
Author: Jean Meyer, PhD

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This is an illustrated history of Mexico's Cristero War. This little known history was brought to light in the recent movie with Andy Garcia, "For a Greater Glory." In the eyes of the Mexican government, religion, particularly the Catholic Church, could not be trusted because of its great influence in people's lives. This book is about those who resisted the regime of President Plutarco Elias Calles fighting for "Cristo Rey." They were peasants, farmers, students, and families. The Archbishop of Mexico, Jos? Mora y del R?o did not endorse rebellion but his contrary responses led to exile in San Antonio, Texas where he died. Some of the clergy were executed and many of them have been canonized as saints of the Catholic Church. Garden City Park, NY, 2013 Square One Publishers 1st Ed., 9 x 12, 210 Pgs., PB.
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Item #703
EVARISTO MADERO E.. Last Will and Testament
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: George Farias, Translator

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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.
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Item #4034
SPAIN VS. ENGLAND IN AMERICAN HISTORY
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: George Farias

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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.
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Item #4630
SAN FERNANDO, FERDINAND III OF CASTILE AND LEON, Spain's King, Warrior, and Saint
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: George Farias

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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.
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Item #6836
CHIEF RED FOX, An American Icon
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: George Farias

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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.
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Item #6837
WHEN MEXICANS COULD PLAY BALL, Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Ignacio M. Garcia

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This is the first book to look specifically at Mexican American basketball and is also a revealing study of racism and cultural identity formation in Texas. The author takes us to the world of San Antonio's Sidney Lanier High School basketball team , The Voks, which became a two-time state championship team under head Coach William Carson "Nemo" Herrera. Garcia argues that the Voks players not only learned how to be American but also taught their Anglo counterparts to question long-held assumptions about Mexican Americans. Austin, TX 2013, University of Texas Press 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 170 Pgs., HB
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Item #6839
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUCION, How The Mexican Revolution Changed America
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Lionel Sosa, Ed., et al

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Historical narrative by Neftali García, Ph.D. A quality book based on a 20-part documentary series for PBS television. Between 1920 and 1929, almost a million people left their country to escape the violence and unrest caused by the Mexican Revolution. In this book, the descendants of the original immigrants tell the story of life in Mexico, the chaos endured by their famliies, their treacherous trek to America and their settlement in a strange new country. San Antonio,TX 2012 privately printed 1st Ed.,Distributed by The Uiversity of Texas Press, 11 x 12, 167 Pgs., HB. Published at $ 39.95.
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Item #6871
EXODUS FROM THE ALAMO, The Anatomy of the Last Stand Myth
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker

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This latest narrative about the Alamo is almost sure to cause consternation among traditional aficionados of the fight for Texas liberty. However, using documented sources for both the Texan and Mexican side, the author makes some very revealing conclusions. The final fight for the Alamo was not in brilliant sunlight but a pre-dawn attack forcing a wild melee from surprised defenders. Most of the defenders died in breakouts from the fort, men choosing to fight another day, but intercepted and all killed by Mexican General Sesma's lancers. Tucker recounts the prelude history and notes that the defenders were not soldiers but clerks and merchants even abandoned by Sam Houston and investors who sought the "liberty" of establishing a cotton empire with slavery. Santa Anna was an abolitionist and slavery was prohibited under the Mexican constitution at the time. A thought-provoking work. Illustrated. Haverton, PA, Casemate Publishers 2010 1st PB Ed., 6 x9, 404 Pgs., PB
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Item #28307
THE EXPULSION 1492 CHRONICLES, An Anthology of Medieval Chronicles Relating to the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal
SEPHARDIC JUDAICA
Author: David T. Raphael

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Selected and edited by the author. The same year that launched Columbus' epic voyage of discovery to the New World, also witnessed the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, long regarded as the largest and most prestigious community in the Jewish world. The tragedy of the expulsion five centuries ago is retold as it should be by the people that were there at the time. This is the most complete collection of medieval chronicles ever published on the expulsion and contains twenty-five original chronicles, many of them eyewitness accunts, extracted from the Hebrew, Spanish, Portguese and Latin literature. Includes the complete translation of the 1492 Edict of Expulsion form Spain. A great reference book. Valley Village, CA 1992, Carmi House Press 2nd Ed., 6 x 9, 202 Pgs., HB
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Item #707
TEJANO PATRIOTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1776-1783
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Jesse O. Villarreal, Sr.

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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.
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Item #28308
ATLAS OF TEXAS
REFERENCE
Author: Maps.com

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An excellent selection of 46 Texas Maps illustrating such items as Oil and Gas Reserves, Texas Counties, Rivers and Reservoirs, Spanish Exploration of Texas 1683-1788, Empresario Grants, The Texas Revolution 1835-1836, The American-Mexican War in Texas 1846-1848, Military Posts Before the Civil War, Cattle Trails, Railway Systems, 1870-1944, much, much more. With Index. Santa Barbara, CA Maps.com 2008 4th Printing published in Conjunction with Books and Things, Fort Worth, Texas www.mygenealogybooks.com., 8 x 10, 48 Pgs., PB.
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Item #28309
CATALOGUE OF THE SPANISH COLLECTION, PART I
REFERENCE
Author: Galen D. Greaser

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Subtitled, " Titles, Unfinished Titles, Character Certificates, Applications for Admissions, Registers and Field Notes. " An invaluable guide to the Spanish collection documents in the Texas General Land Office. Contains a preface,instructions on how to use the catalog, and a description of the Spanisg collection. The major part is an alphaabetiac listing of the names realtive to the differnt documents.Contains Register of familes for The Austin, Milam and Wavell colonies. Austin, 2011 Texas General Land Office 3rd Printing, 8 &1/2 x 11. 344 Pgs., PB.
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Item #28310
CATALOGUE OF THE SPANISH COLLECTION, PART II
REFERENCE
Author: Galen D. Greaser

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Subtitled " Correspondence, Empresario Contracts, Decrees, Appointments, Reports, Notices and Proceedingd." This is the companion to Part I of this invaluable handy guide to the Spanish collection of the Texas General land Office. Contains a Preface, an Introduction, a topical list with index to find the desired topic, and a calendar listing the items by date. Austin, TX 2011 Texas General Land Office, 3rd Printing, 8 &1/2 x 11, 286 Pgs. PB.
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Item #6842
RECOLLECTIONS OF A TEJANO LIFE, Antonio Menchaca in Texas History
TEXANA & THE AMERICAN BORDERLANDS
Author: Timothy Matovina, et al

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With Jesús F. de la Teja and collaboration of Justin Poché.San Antonio native, military veteran, and mayor pro tem José Antonio Menchaca (1800-1879) was one of only a few Tejano leaders to leave behind an extensive manuscript of recollections. Portions of the document were published in 1907, followed by a "corrected" edition in 1937 but the complete work required painstaking reconstruction. At last available in its entirety, Menchaca's book captures the social life, people, and events that shaped the ransformation of Texas during his lifetime. He was vigorous in defending the rights, dignity and heritage of Tejanos. Presents Menchaca's remembrances of such diverse figures as Antonio López de Santa Anna, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Adrian Woll, Comanche chief "Casimiro" and Texas Ranger Jack Hays. Illustrated. Austin, Tx University of Texas Press 1st Ed., 6 x 9, 190 Pgs., HB.
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Item #4632
SPAIN AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES, An Intrinsic Gift
SPAIN & PORTUGAL
Author: Thomas E. Chávez

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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
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Item #708
OUR HISPANIC ROOTS, What History Failed to Tell us, 2nd Ed.
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Carlos D. Vega, Ph.D

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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.
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Item #710
HOMBRES Y MUJERES DE AMERICA: Diccionario biográfico-genealógico de nuestros progenitores, siglos XVI-XIX
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Carlos B. Vega, Ph.D

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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.
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Item #711
CAMARGO, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO BAPTISMAL CHURCH REGISTER, 1764-1786
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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Over 1,200 Baptismal entries for the period. Camargo is one of the early settlements on the Texas-Mexico border formally founded under the auspices of José de Escandon on March 5, 1749 by Captain Blas María de la Garza Falcón. Records the date, the name of the child, parents, and witnesses. Sometimes has additional info such as birth at a ranch. Includes a handy age name index. Immokalee, FL, 2013 self-published 1st Ed, SPANISH TEXT, 8 & 1/2 x 11, 123 Pgs., PB.
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Item #712
MY FAMILY CONNECTION TO DON XTOBAL RAMIREZ
HISPANIC GENEALOGY
Author: Lee James Nichols

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The author charts his descendancy from Xtobal Ramírez married February 17, 1733 to Antonia de Arredondo in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Cristobal Ramírez Sánchez was the son of Antonio Ramírez Marquina and Theresa Juana Sánchez de las Casas. Antonia was the daughter of Patrisio de Arredondo and Phelipa Briseño. Cristobal was the grantee of porciones 17 and 18 in South Texas. Immokalee, FL, 2011 Privately Puiblished 1st Ed., 8 &1/2 x 11, 73 Pgs., PB.
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