Censuses from the Spanish colonial period are an invaluable source for answering social, cultural, geographical, and genealogical questions about early multi-ethnic populations in Texas. The enclosed census data provides important clues about how the population of Nacogdoches, one of the oldest towns in Texas, originated and grew. Tracking variables such as residents' place of origin, occupation, and caste designation can help researchers better understand the extent of cultural diversity, economic development, and social hierarchy within Nacogdoches and reveal its connections to other regional and international communities, states, and empires. By comparing these findings with those from neighboring communities, such as Natchitoches and San Antonio, researchers from multiple disciplines can gain a better sense of the demography of the region.
• Go to the project