Monday, November 23, 2009

The Universidad de La Laguna contains the document "La Emigración del noroeste de Tenerife a América durante 1750-1830" (The Emigration from Northwest Tenerife to America during 1750-1830). Doctoral Thesis by Felix Rodriguez Mendoza of the Universidad de la Laguna in Tenerife, ISBN: 84-7756-596-1.

This is a large document (998 pages) which includes at the end a 67-page table of individuals who emigrated to America during this period. The table includes the town of origin, port, ship captain, name of ship and name of the person who loaned the money for the passage. The text of the thesis describes the reasons for the voyage

For the university, see

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vicente Sebastián Pintado - A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress

Captain Vicente Sebastián Pintado, the royal surveyor for the Spanish government kept papers regarding the surveys and records of deeds and grants in Spanish Louisiana. After trading hands through other families, it eventually reached the Library of Congress. Here you can search through his material.