Monday, February 23, 2009

Corpus Christi Library - Local History, Genealogy & Archives

I often think that there must be a limit to the number of free places where a person can find genealogical information. But, as soon as I start entertaining those thoughts, I find more. Today's focus is on Corpus Chisti Texas. The Local History, Genealogy & Archives section of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries has a nice selection of information including an index of obituaries from the Corpus Christi Caller, Corpus Christi Times, and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The index covers the dates 1893-1903 and January 1950 through April 2008. The site also features information from the Old Bay View Cemetery, the oldest military cemtery in Texas with burials dating back to 1845 and a death the occurred during the "Mexican War." You'll also find a special section on Spanish and Mexican Colonial documents, which includes Chapa, a Study of the Descendants of Juan Bautista Schiapapria (Chapa) Through the XVIII Century. Here's were you find it on the web:

www.library.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/localhistory.htm

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