As you may already be aware of 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.
It is due to this reason that I want to share two eBooks that I came across. They are part of a series but for now I will only share two of them. They are titled “History of the North Mexican States” 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 covers the northern Mexican states of the modern Texas, Coahuila, Durango, Chihuahua, New Mexico, Sinaloa, Sonora, Arizona, and the two Californias.
Partial Cover of 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.
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.