Description of Presentation:
The blog, Soy de Duval, is mostly a historical account of nineteenth-century Duval County. Alfredo tells the story of Duval County from geologic times to about 1900. Occasionally he will have blogs past 1900 and from current happenings in Duval County, but only as they relate to history.
While this is not a genealogy blog it is a goldmine for genealogists with much information of land grants in Duval County, as well as names from business, government, law enforcement, lawlessness, faith, oil, cattle, farming, etc. Genealogists that regularly read the blog will find many nuggets. Of course, this is mostly of interest to folks who are from Duval County or who trace their ancestry to Duval County.
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Alfredo Cardenas was born, raised, and educated in San Diego, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, which he put into practice in a number of positions in government and with social service agencies, as well as with political campaigns.
He served as director of community and economic development for Duval County before founding and publishing the Duval County Picture, a weekly newspaper from 1987-1999. He served as Mayor of the Duval County seat of San Diego for two terms, from 1992-1999.
In March 2015 he published his first book, Balo’s War, A Novel About the Plan of San Diego.
He has also written book reviews for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Journal of South Texas,and Catholic Southwest, A Journal of History and Culture. He has written history articles for the Journal of South Texas and The Handbook of Texas Online, as well a columns for various Texas newspapers on history and current affairs.