Manuel Hinojosa's presentation 'Nuevo Santander Roots" was eye opening. He depicted important seventeenth and eighteen century leaders and their families. He also shared his travels on the same caminos taken by these early pioneers to New Spain and the early settlements in Nuevo Leon and ending on Las Villas del Norte.
An excellent presentation for any genealogist, and family historian. With this presentation you will gain the knowledge of what routes your ancestors might have had taken on their way to Northern Mexico.
Mr. Hinojosa's presentation was over an hour long and below is an outline of it.
Here is the Outline of the Video and What to Expect
Intro Dialogue (0:10) - Just a quick introduction to the video presentation.
Remember the Forgotten (5:35) - Mr. Hinojosa expressed the importance and also our duty of remembering our ancestors. He presented information on his own family and what he remembered about them.
Caminos Y Entradas to the North (11:58) - He then talked about the concept of caminos and entradas. Explained the method of choosing a camino and then an entrada, and how our ancestors slowly made it to where we are today.
Montemayor, Del Canto and Saltillo (21:36) - In this section he talked about the settling of Saltillo and the Tlaxcaltecan settlers. He also talked about the feud of Montemayor and del Canto.
Inquisition and New Mexico (32:29) - In this section he talked about Luis de Carvajal and the reasons that Castaño de Sosa had to move to New Mexico. He also talked about Juan de Onate and the various men that eventually settled in Nuevo Leon.
The Founding of Monterrey (39:01) - Mr. Hinojosa goes into depth about the settling of Monterrey and Diego de Montemayor. He also talked about Bernabe de las Casas and how he became very wealthy.
Another Camino to The North (54:09) - In this section he talks about another road that lead from the South to the North into Nuevo Leon. Showed pictures of it and explained how difficult it was to travel it.
Spanish Push to the North (1:01:09) - In this section Mr. Hinojosa talks about the Alonso de Leon Expeditions and explains how many of it's members ended up settling in present day Tamaulipas. He also talks about the presidio system to guard the frontier.
Settling Las Villas del Norte (1:11:39) - In this final section he talks about Jose de Escandon and the land grants that were given.
Overall I enjoyed listening and learning form Mr. Hinojosa and truly hope that he makes another great presentation for Las Villas del Norte.
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