What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Mexico ( Spanish colonial Texas and Northeastern Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas); England (Midlands: Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Stratfordshire)
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
While clearing out my deceased paternal grandmother's house, we found an old trunk full of old linens, photos, letters and handwritten Spanish documents. I was fascinated by the mystery of what it all meant.
Thanks Janet. I met Christina Castano and I gave her your email address! Thanks alot. The Castano Familia is scattered all over and a great percentage of us haven't the slightest idea of where we come from. Janet you are truly an angel!!!
Janet, I have a map from SFA library of the land grants in Hardin Co. I see your Faustino Chavano grant. His land is farther down the map from Gregoria Garcia's. His was located between Hull & Daisetta....on Pine Island Bayou
The land grant was from a 3-4th uncle, Gregoria Garcia. From the papers I have, it looks like it sold it shortly after getting the grant. It was in Hardin Co. I have other papers over the years where he sold parts of it. Several family members lived on the land in the 50's. Sun Oil came in & the courts ruled in their favor....no money vs oil company!!
Janet, UDC is "United Daughters of the Confederacy". I've done research from the Blake Collection at SFA. Including a copy of our Spanish land grant documents. Simon Garcia, born in Nac Co. married in LA & raised his family there. GR GR Grandfather Robert returned to TX along with a brother & sister.