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The following books and pamphlets contain information about Medina County or its residents:

     Behrens, Robert H. We Will Go to a New Land, The Great East Frisian Migration to America 1845-1895. Mahomet, Illinois: Behrens Publishing Company, 1998.
    Bordmann, Georges, Cahier SaiRePa No. 51 Oberentzen 1660-1794. Federation of Genealogique de Haute-Alsace. November 2001.
     Branches and Acorns - Various Issues.  Published by the Southwest Texas Genealogical Society for Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Medina, Real, Uvalde and Zavala Couties.
    Brasseaux, Carl A., The "Foreign French" Nineteenth-Century French Immigration into Louisiana Volume II 1840-1848. Lafayette, Louisiana: The Center for Louisiana Studies, 1992.
     Brasseaux, Carl A., The "Foreign French" Nineteenth-Century French Immigration into Louisiana Volume III 1849-1852. Lafayette, Louisiana: The Center for Louisiana Studies, 1993.
     The Castro Colonies Heritage Association, Inc., History of Medina County, Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media, 1994.
     Castro Lorenzo, Immigration from Alsace and Lorraine.  A Brief Sketch of the History of Castro's Colony in Western Texas.  New York: Geo. W Wheaton & Co, 1871.  Reprinted by UMI Books on Demand. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
     Crook, Cornelia English. Henry Castro, A Study of Early Colonization in Texas.  San Antonio, Texas:  St. Mary's University Press, 1988.
     Fenley, Florence.  Oldtimers: Their Own Stories.  State House Press, reprint March 1992.
    Fouche, Nicole, Emigration Alsacienne Aux Etats-Unis 1815-1870.  Paris, France: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1992
     Galveston County, Genealogical Society.  Ship Passenger Lists - Port of Galveston 1846-1871.  Galveston, Texas:  Galveston County Genealogical Society, 1984.
     Geue, Chester William and Ethel Hander Geue.  A New Land Beckoned; German Immigration to Texas 1844-1847Waco, Texas:  Texian Press, 1972.
     Geue, Ethel Hander.  New Homes in a New Land: German Immigration to Texas 1847 - 1861Waco, Texas:  Texian Press, 1970.
     Gittinger, Ted, Connie Rihn, Roberta Haby and Charlene Snavely.  St Louis Church, Castroville, TexasSan Antonio, Texas: Graphic Arts, 1973.
     Glazier, Ira A and P William Filby.  Germans to America, Lists of Passengers Arriving at U. S. Ports.  Wilmington, Delaware, Scholarly Resources Inc.  Numerous volumes contain Medina County immigrants.
     Hancock, Priscilla DaCamara. Medina County. Charleston, South Carolina. Arcadia Publication, 2011.
     Henley, Carol, Medina County, Texas Cemeteries Vol II.  Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1985.
     Hunter, J. Marvin, The Trail Drivers of Texas.  Austin, Texas:  University of Texas Press, 1985.
(excerpts from the index:  Batot, 1040, 1041; Castroville, 159, 161, 686, 719, 843; Cordier, 161; Cuppes, Dr., 351; De Montel, 843-844; Fest, 419-421, 423; Galbreath, 986; Gerdes, 162, 459-464; Haby, 132, 160, 986; Haby Settlement, 132; Hardeman, 794; Hondo, 162; Medina County, 132, 161, 162, 322, 459, 462, 464, 527, 666, 686, 719, 812, 822, 844, 1041; Medina Lake, 1036; Monier, 653; Moore, 666; Oge, 655; Quihi, 459, Saathoff, 162, 461; Schorp, 133, 134, 159-162, 461, 686-686; Schweers, 464; Spettel, 132-134, 160; Thompson, 686; Tilley, 844; Wanz, 719-721; Wurzbach, 134, 168) 
     Lawler, Ruth Curry, The Story of CastrovilleLacoste, Texas: Lacoste Ledger, 1974.
     Lembcke, Eva, Volume I Passenger Lists for Galveston, 1850-1855.  September, 1985.
     Lincecum, Jerry Bryan and Phillips, Edward Hake, editors, Adventures of a Frontier Naturalist. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.  1994. 
     McLin, G., Medina County, Texas Cemeteries. 1985
     McLin, G., Marriage Records Medina County, Texas 1848-1886. 1984.
    Meyer, Rene, Cahier SaiRePa No. 60 Wittelsheim 1773 - 1792. Federation Genealogique De Haute-Alsace. March 2004.
     Our Heritage - Various Issues. The journal of the San Antonio (Bexar County) Genealogical Society. They often publish material about Medina County which is adjacent to and west of Bexar County.
     San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  Marriages of Bexar County, Texas Book A-D2, 1837-Oct 22, 1866. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  1998.
   San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  Marriages of Bexar County, Texas, Books E & F, Aug. 27, 1866-May 29, 1879. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  1998.
   San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  Cemeteries of Bexar County, Texas, Volume 1. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  1999.
   San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  Cemeteries of Bexar County, Texas, Volume 2. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.  2000.
    Santleben, August. A Texas Pioneer.  New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910.
    Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Alsace Emigration Book Volume IClosson Press, 1989.
   Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Alsace Emigration Book Volume IIClosson Press, 1991.
    Smith, Clifford Neal.  Emigrants from France (Haut Rhin Department) to America, Part 1:1837-1844.  McNeal, Arizona: Westland Publications, 1986.
     Smith, Clifford Neal.  Emigrants from France (Haut Rhin Department) to America, Part 2:1845-1847McNeal, Arizona: Westland Publications, 1989.
     Sowell, A. J., Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, 1900.  To find a copy, check used booksellers and the internet - $65.00 and up.
     Waugh, Julia Nott, Castro-ville and Henry Castro, EmpresarioCastroville, Texas:  Castro Colonies Heritage Association, 1986 reprint.
     Weaver, Bobby D., Castro's Colony, Empresario Development In Texas, 1842-1865, College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1985.

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