Author Roberto Herrera Ritte presented, for Las Villas del Norte, his historical and biographical novel on one of his own ancestors "El Diezmero de Reynosa Don Vicente Lopez de Herrera". As he mentioned, the novel is the result of his many genealogical investigations.
If you are interested in genealogy, family history, and or are looking for a great novel to read make sure to watch the recorded presentation.
Here is the Outline of the Video and What to Expect
Intro Dialogue - Mr. Herrera talks about how he used to hate history, that was until he found his ancestors intertwined with it.
About Historical Novels - He also talks about the importance that Historical Novels play in history.
Arriving In Mexico - Mr. Herrera presents how his ancestor arrived in Mexico and even provided the documents that he found about him.
His Marriage and Children - He talks about his ancestors marriage and the children that he had.
Moving Around in Mexico - Mr. Herrera provides us with Maps and documents that showed his ancestors movement through Mexico and the various places that he briefly called home.
Moving to Las Villas del Norte - The audience was presented with two possible routes that Don Vicente could have taken up north to Las Villas del Norte and explains the one he chose to fit in with the novel.
Appointed as Diezmero - The document assigning him Diezmero was presented and the author provided us with his theories as to how such appointment was provided
Rancho el Diezmero - Mr. Herrera presented us with the location of Rancho el Diezmero in present day Nueces COunty.
A Political Man - The audience was presented with how Don Vicente was a political man and must have had known all the key figures on Las Villas del Norte and Texas.
His Last Years - Finally, we are presented with the last years of Don Vicente.
Overall I enjoyed listening and recording this presentation and I know that our members will enjoy watching it. You can buy the book here.
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