Dr. José Adrián Barragán is the Spanish Translator at the Texas General Land Office. He took over Galen Greaser’s job after Mr. Greaser’s retirement in 2011. Dr. Barragán graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000 with a double major in Spanish and Latin American studies. He received his Ph.D. in Mexican history from the University of Texas at Austin last fall. His dissertation topic was on the transportation systems of colonial Mexico.
Dr Barragán will be giving a presentation on the land grants in Texas, with a special look at some of those located within Bee County, including old Mexican land grants, Mexican titles through empresarios and first-class headrights. The presentation focuses primarily on original grantees whose records can be found in the Land Office archives, how to locate them online, and how to view them on current maps.
The community is invited to come and be a part of this awesome program, say BCHS members. Learn how to find your history using the Texas General Land Office.