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January 22, 2014

To the Heirs of Spanish & Mexican Land Grants
Meeting Notice

BFO is hosting a meeting in McAllen, Texas at the Public Library, Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM with room for 240 seats.

McAllen Public Library
4001 N. 23rd Street
McAllen, Texas
Room: A 111 and Room B 112
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please contact the following family members to reserve a seat:
Diana Ballí     956-686-4666
Dora Gonzalez     956-687-1638
Nina Balli     956-789-4456
Ricardo P. Ballí     956-240-1999
Chavela Perales     956-424-3963
Emelda Cano     956-451-8031

We are inviting all heirs of Spanish and Mexican land grants to attend and discuss issues with House Bill 724. We will also have on hand the books written by Joel Rene Escobar the author and editor of 7 books. He was born on July 31, 1936 and died on February 15, 2011. His books were always researched and information was always checked for accuracy. It was important to him that his books were documented using true facts before being printed. His books are well written and almost all are hard bound. Below is a list of his books;

The Family Tree/The Seabury Papers written by Francis William Seabury and transcribed by Joel Rene Escobar. Book sells for $140.00 Index $20.00

Family History of Jose Maria Escobar and his Descendants (hard bound) $80.00

Balli Family History (La Barreta & Padre Island Branches) (hard bound) $90.00

Capt. Ignacio Guerra Canamar and his descendants with Index $120.00

Capt. Bartolome Gonzalez and His Descendants $120.00 Index $20.00

Capt. Miguel Sanchez Saenz $100.00 no index

The Genealogy of Bartolome de Trevino I $30.00

Mier in History translated by Jose Maria Escobar IV $25.00

El Cid and His descendants books are sold out. (Hard bound)

If interested in buying any of these books please call his sisters;

Mara Escobar Romero     972-333-4276

Lita Escobar     956-781-2205

Fred B. Balli