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Meetings are normally held at 9:30 a.m. every first Saturday of the month on the first floor, Main Auditorium, of the San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas. Visitors are always welcome to attend.  Membership is not required.  Speakers at the meetings are people with a passion for history, professional historians, genealogists, archaeologists and researchers.                                                                                                  Follow Us On Facebook

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For the December Meeting
Date: Dec 6, 2014
Speaker: To Be Announced
Topic: To Be Announced

 

Note: *****The Library/Resource Center will close on Saturday, Nov 29, 2014, for the Thanksgiving Weekend. *****

Note: In November, 2009, the Society rented a building on the campus of Holy Rosary Parish to house our Library. The Parish is located at 159 Camino Santa Maria just north of Culebra Rd. The Library is manned by volunteers on Saturdays, except the 1st Saturday of the month. The hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There is no charge to use the Library and one need not be a member of the Society. Map and directions
 

Help for the beginning genealogists.

The Society assists individuals in getting started with genealogical research through beginner's workshops.  Beginners also receive assistance from the more experienced members of the Society.

Contact one of the following individuals by email or phone to schedule an appointment:

Dennis Moreno             210-647-5607            dennis.moreno@sbcglobal.net
Yolanda Patino             210-434-3530            patinogil@sbcglobal.net
 

Download a copy of  "A Guide to Beginning Hispanic Genealogy"

Past speakers of the monthly meetings:

Date Speaker Topic
     
April 3, 2004 Dr. Alonso Perales The Marroquin Family
     
May 1, 2004 Dr. Gerald E. Poyo Tejano Regional Identity in the 18th and 19th Centuries
     
June 5, 2004 Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm The De Leon Family - based on her newly published book
     
July 3, 2004 Richard Santos Sephardic Jews in Northern Mexico
     
August 7, 2004 Robert H. Thonhoff The Battle of Medina
     
September 4 2004 Dr. Felix Almaraz The Canary Islands
     
October 2, 2004 Dr. Rosalind Rock The Indians at San Juan Capistrano Mission
     
November 6, 2004 Terry Muska Spanish Guitar Music
     
December 4, 2004 Nora Cantu McMill Morocco: Land of Contrasts
     
January 1, 2005 None None
     
February 5, 2005 Martha Duron Jimenez TBA
     
March 5, 2005 Joel Escamilla Discussion of the Planned Trip to Saltillo, Mexico
     
April 2, 2005 Sister Maria Carolina Flores Microfilm Resources of Interest to the Genealogist at the Center for Mexican American Studies & Research
     
May 7, 2005 Lic. Lucas Martinez Sanchez The Verimendi Family including UrsulaVeramendi, wife of James Bowie of Alamo fame.
     
June 4, 2005 Adan Benavides Aspects of the history of San Fernando Church( before becoming a cathedral).
     
July 2, 2005 Robert Garcia Book review of "Tejano Participants in the Texas
Revolution of 1835-1837".
     
August 6, 2005 Robert Tarin Genetic Genealogy
     
Sept 10, 2005 Felix Almarez From the Battle of Medina to Texas Independence
     
Nov 5, 2005 Frank Faulkner Genealogical Resources in the Texana/Genealogical Department
     
Dec 3, 2005 Terry Muska Played Mexican and Spanish music on guitar.
     
Feb 4, 2006 Santiago Escobedo San Juan Dam: A Weir on the San Antonio River
     
March 4, 2006 Dora Veracruz Martinez Ranching during the Mission Period
     
April 1, 2006 David McDonald Against Anglo Avarice: The 1838 Struggle of the Descendants of Joaquin Leal to keep their land.
     
May 6, 2006 Alonzo M. Perales The Indigenous Cultures of South Texas and Northern Mexico
     
June 3, 2006 Lucas Martinez Sanchez The Blanco Muzquiz Family
     
July 1, 2006 Eduardo J. Hinojosa The Agualeguas, Nuevo Leon Marriages
     
August 5, 2006 Jean A. Shuntz Hers, His and Theirs: Community Property in Spain and Early Texas
     
Sept 9, 2006 Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson Her Book "A Brave Boy & Good Soldier" John C. C. Hill & the Texas Expedition to Mier
     
Oct 7, 2006 Alvaro Canales Santos Santa Rosa Colonial, An Essay on the Earliest Families, 1777
     
Nov 4, 2006 Francis Galan Tejano Roots of East Texas: The Original Spanish Pioneers at Presidio Los Adaes
     
Dec 2, 2006 Rudi R. Rodriguez Tejano.com Activities
     
Feb 3, 2007 Fred Martinez Early Families of Villa Del Carmen En Medina
     
Mar 3, 2007 Frank de la Teja Spanish Missions in Texas
     
Apr 7, 2007 None Genealogy Workshop
     
May 5, 2007
Carlos Recio
Motivaciones Patrióticas Durante la Guerra México-Estados Unidos
     
Jun 2, 2007 Dan Arellano Battle of Medina and Its Significance in Texas History
     
Jul 7, 2007 Warren Stricker Genealogical Holdings at the Alamo Library
     
Aug 4, 2007 Louis F. Fisher His Book: The San Antonio Riverwalk
     
Sept 1, 2007 Nancy Minor The Apache Problem in Texas and North Coahuila, 1880s
     
Oct 6, 2007 Raymond Gil Villanueva Mr. Villanueva's Experience in Being Able to Reclaim Land in Mexico That Had Been Abandoned By His Family During the Mexican Revolution.
     
Nov 3, 2007 Alonso M. Perales Folklore in Genealogical Research. Music and Songs Presented as well as Folktales of the Spanish Colonial Period.
     
Dec 1, 2007 Rudi Rodriguez A Musical Program: The Cojoint Heritage Taller plays music from the past.
     
Feb 2, 2008 Frank Faulkner Jr. His Book: "Historic Photos of San Antonio"
     
Mar 1, 2008 Jerry Thompson His Book: "Cortina: Defending the Mexican Name in Texas"
     
Apr 5, 2008 Joe Lopez His Book: "The Last Knight" (Don Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe)
     
May 3, 2008 Juan Felipe Blackaller Granada Archives and Records Available for Research in Monclova, Mexico
     
June 7, 2008 Jose M. Peña His Book: Inherit the Dust From the Four Winds of Revilla
     
July 5, 2008 Cynthia Leal Massey Her Book: Helotes: Where the Hill Country Begins
     
Aug 2, 2008 Ed Mata La Familia Medina y Vidiaurri
     
Sep 6, 2008 Raul A. Ramos The Transition: Bejarenos to Tejanos
     
Oct 4, 2008 Ward S. Albro A Celebration of Life: The Day of the Dead in Oaxaca
     
Nov 1, 2008 Felix D. Almarez Following the Footsteps of Fray Juan de Padilla Thru 16th Century Archives in Spain and Mexico
     
Dec 6, 2008 Carmen Tafolla and Sharyll Tenayuca Emma Tenayuca and Her Legacy
     
Feb 7, 2009 Richard Gonzalez History of the Lipan Apaches
     
Mar 7, 2009 Robert Garcia Trinidad de los Santos Coy
     
Apr 4, 2009 Felix Almaraz, Jr. Muslim Heritage Contributions to Spanish Legacy
     
May 2, 2009 Reynaldo Rodriguez Cortez La Batella de la Angostura also known as The Battle of Buena Vista
     
Jun 6, 2009 Jose Antonio Lopez Nights of Wailing, Days of Pain (Life in the 1920's South Texas)
     
Aug 1, 2009 Gilberto M. Hinojosa Faith Based Activism, the Catholic Church and the Chicano Movement: An Oral History Project
     
Sep 5, 2009 Ed Mata Places and Faces of San Antonio, A Pictorial Presentation of Early San Antonio to the Mid 1900's
     
Oct 3, 2009 Miguel Angel Munoz Borrego The Aguirre Family During the 17th and 18th Centuries In Saltillo
     
Nov 7, 2009 Juan Tejeda La Historia y Raices de Musica Conjunto
     
Feb 6, 2010 Art Martinez Paso de las Garzas - A Tejano Community on the Lower Medina River
     
Mar 6, 2010 Sergio A. Iruegas Los Bexarenos Genealogical Society Preserving Hispanic Heritage: A Proposal for Partnering With the Texas Historical Commission and Federal Agencies
     
Apr 3, 2010 Frank de la Teja Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas: Enhancing our Understanding of Texas History
     
May 1, 2010 Miguel Angel Munoz Borrego "El surgimento de los archivos historicos perroquiales en lo noreste virreinal mexicano, 1576-1730...Donde estan los papeles?”
     
Jun 5, 2010 Lucas Martinez Sanchez Santiago Vidaurri Valdez: La Region Familiar de Un Hombre del Norte
     
Jul 3, 2010 Patsy Pittman Light Dionicio Rodriguez: His Art
     
Aug 7, 2010 Richard Bruce Winders The Creation of Coahuila y Tejas and Its Role In The Texas Revolution
     
Sep 4, 2010 Jude Valdez Living in Two Hispanic Cultures
     
Oct 2, 2010 David R. McDonald Jose Antonio Navarro - The Biography, Summary of Research Done, General Review of the Book, and A Short Reading of a Selection
     
Nov 6, 2010 Leticia M. Vacek San Antonio Records, Archives and Digital Collections
     
Dec 4, 2010 James B. Oliver Exploring The Spanish Colonial Acequias of San Antonio
     
Feb 5, 2011 Alfred Redriguez The Bexar County Spanish Archives - A Review and an Update
     
Apr 2, 2011 Rudi Rodriguez Hispanic Heritage Matters
     
May 7, 2011 Kay Hindes Historic 19th Century Farm and Ranch Complexes of Bexar County
     
Jun 4, 2011 Armandina Galan Sifuentes Concepcion Charli Gortari de Losoya: A Resident of Mission Valero and an Eyewitness to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo
     
Jul 2, 2011 James T. Escobedo Iron Men and Wooden Carts: Tejano Teamsters and the Texas Cart War
     
Aug 6, 2011 George Farias The Col. Montemayor Hispanic Genealogy and History Research Library Collection
     
Sept 3, 2011 Art Martinez de Vara The Early Years of Jose Francisco Ruiz: 1783-1821
     
Oct 8, 2011 Gerard "Jerry" Rickhoff Bexar County Clerk: Duties and Responsibilities, and the Spanish Archives
     
Nov 5, 2011 Jesus (Corky) Rubio Memoirs, Reflections, and Essays: Adding Life to Genealogy
     
Dec 3, 2011 Rudy Sandoval Seeds That Fell On Good Earth, Part II
     
Feb 4, 2012 Alonso Perales Indigenous Cultures of South Texas and Northern Mexico
     
Mar 3, 2012 Ed Mata The Mexican Revolution: Its impact on Texas, San Antonio and the Refugees
     
Apr 7, 2012 Jesse Villarreal Events Surrounding the Writing of the Book "Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution"
     
May 5, 2012 Juan F. Blackaller Granada Los Censos Pliografiados de Monclova y La Region que datan del Siglo XIX
     
June 2, 2012 Amy M. Porter Women and their Wills in Late Spanish Colonial Bexar
     
Jul 7, 2012 Mauricio Gonzalez Puente

Historia Gráfica de la Bandera Nacional y Símbolos Patrios

     
Aug 4, 2012 Dan Arellano The Battle of Medina
     
Sep 1, 2012 Open Forms Member genealogical presentations
     
Oct 6, 2012 William Bowlin Not So Quiet On the Western Front: Marines in the American Revolution
     
Nov 3, 2012 George Farias The Proposed Establishment of a Hispanic Genealogy and History Research Center of the Americas and the Role of the Col. Ernest Montemayor Collection
     
Dec 1, 2012 Hector Cardenas The San Antonio Fire Museum Society
     
Feb 2, 2013 Ted Herrera Traditions of Indigenous Tribes
     
Mar 2, 2013 Larry Kirkpatrick Three Battles of Bexar - 1813
     
Apr 6, 2013 Joseph Lippert The Clash of Cultures in South Texas Missions 1550 - 1794
     
May 4, 2013 Bob Perkins Jose Menchaca and Correcting the Spelling of the Road Named In His Honor
     
Jun 1, 2013 Maria Teresa Everett The Guanche Connection to the Canary Islanders
     
Jul 6, 2013 Leslie Stitz Stapleton Documents and Articles at the Alamo Library
     
Aug 3, 2013 Mark Wolf Brief History of Presidio San Saba and its Mission Massacre
     
Sep 7, 2013 Kay Hindes Acequias in Brackenridge Park and The Water System Trail
     
Oct 5, 2013 Santiago Escobedo The Missions of San Antonio
     
Nov 2, 2013 Sergio and Melinda Iruegas The Historic La Bahia Road from San Antonio to Goliad
     
Dec 7, 2013 Art Martinez de Vara His New Book "The History and Records of San Patricio de Bexar Church at Bexar, Texas"
     
Feb 1, 2014 George Nelson The Model of the Alamo 1836
     
Mar 1, 2014 Thelma Garcia Celestino Her Book: "Are We Almost There"
     
Apr 5, 2014 Doug Baum The Texas Camel Corps
     
May 3, 2014 Rodolfo II (Rudy)Alvarez Ramirez Doña Francisca Alvarez - Angel of Goliad
     
June 7, 2014 Jesus Moron Hispanic American Art in the United States
     
July 5, 2015 Dan Arellano Mission Valero
     
Aug 2, 2014 Jesse O. Villarreal Sr Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution, 1776-1783, Vol 2
     
Sep 6, 2014 Steven Gonzales El Camino Real de los Tejas: Past and Present
     
Oct 1, 2014 Martha Menchaca Her Book- Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History