October 11, 2013

History of the North Mexican States in Two Volumes
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Today I want to share with you a great resource that I came across titled History of the North Mexican States. The reason for sharing it is because I am a big proponent of learning Mexico’s national, state, and local history. This will provide you with skills necessary to conduct your Genealogy research of your Mexican ancestors. It is very important since you will also be able to place your ancestors lives into a historical context.

This resource “History of the North Mexican States” come in two volumes, Volume I covers the years 1531-1800 and volume II covers 1801-1889.

The books were written by Hubert Howe Bancroft back in 1884/1889 and cover the northern Mexican states of modern Texas, Coahuila, Durango, Chihuahua, New Mexico, Sinaloa, Sonora, Arizona, and the two Californias.

Partial Cover of History of the North Mexican States volume one:

If you are researching any of the above-mentioned states before 1889 I highly recommend that you download these two volumes and add them at least to your eBook collection. They are available as PDF’s and you can download them using the links provided below.

Download eBooks on the History of the North Mexican States:


The Second volume is mostly about Texas and also the volume’s index contains a listing of all the names mentioned. You can also use CTRL+F to easily find any keyword in the PDF eBook.

Note: the image on the header is of the Rio Grande River in the Big Bend area.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog Mexican Genealogy, and my personal blog We Are Cousins. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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  1. couple of days ago you posted a book written in spanish about every day lives of mexican indians. you stated that they were available through amazon

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