HGF April Program – Mary Anthony Startz
April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Researching Spanish Patriots of the American Revolution
Many genealogists may not be familiar with the role of Spain in American Revolution both as an enemy of England and an ally of France. In this presentation, Mary Anthony Startz will review Spanish activities which helped the American colonists in their war of independence and will discuss the Cuban Papers and other resources which can be used to find Spanish soldiers, sailors and, others who assisted the Americans in defeating England.
Mary ‘Anthony’ Startz is a native of Pensacola, Florida who has lived in Houston for more than thirty years. As an active member of NSDAR, she is currently serving as a National Vice Chair for the Units Overseas Committee and is on the board of Lady Washington Chapter NSDAR for a fifth term. She is Texas State Chairman for the Spanish Task Force. She is also a twice past National Vice Chairman. Anthony is a member of the Order of Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez where she works to promote the history of Spain’s role in the American Revolution. She is also a board member of this organization serving as National Secretary and Secretary/Treasurer of the Houston chapter.