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Border 2010: Borderlands History and Family Genealogy Resource Center (Fall 2010)

The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies will support the on-going UTB/TSC regional and border history series now in its 20th year of publication with eight critically acclaimed volumes published and with volumes nine and 10 in preparation.

In anticipation of the establishment of the center, UTB/TSC began collaboration with two major Mexican organizations, the National Institute for Anthropology and History and the University of Tamaulipas, as well as with many of the Mexican official border historians or cronistas. As a result, UTB/TSC has participated in the third colloquium on borderland studies and is hosted the fourth colloquium at UTB/TSC in October 2009. UTB/TSC has also facilitated the publication of the third conference proceedings entitled, "Espacios, Poblamiento y Conflicto en el Noreste Mexicano y Texas or People, Places, and Conflicts in Northeastern Mexico and Texas."

The center will serve as a major facilitator for the study of lower border history and family genealogy. The lower border area is rich in history but short on the research supporting persons search for personal and family history and heritage.


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