Saturday, March 30, 2013

Preserving Florida’s History

Researchers at USF St. Petersburg are working to digitize a treasure trove of Spanish documents that shed light on Florida’s past in St. Augustine.

Exciting news -- the new professor at USF Saint Petersburg, J Michael Francis, has students digging into the original Spanish archives.

Wonder if we can locate more records on Francisco? Was there ever a marriage between him and Beatriz de Piedra? Can we find earlier family records?

Soon they will be online. Check out the story in the USF magazine:

1 comment:

Tom Santa Cruz said...

I saw a similar announcement on MSN news,

I hope Professor J. Michael Francis is as good as it sounds.

As for Beatrice Stone (aka, Beatriz de Predia) you best look through the English records.)