Donald T. Garate report on Dionision de Lariz's proof of nobility

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0092
Identifier: BAQ038

Scope and Contents

Genealogical work done by Donald T. Garate titled Dionisio de Lariz. Noble antecesor: Being a collection of ancient documents, including a proof of nobility, translated into English with editorial comments. The report includes comments by the author, and copies of the documents compiled during the process to ascertain the nobility of Dionisio de Lariz in 1772-1773.


  • 1990



The main language of the papers is English, there are also documents in Spanish.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Donald T. Garate was born in Susanville and raised in Ravendale, both in California. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He spent over half his life living on a working cattle ranch in northern California, both ranching and as a custom saddle maker. The last half of his life was spent as an interpreter and historian for the National Park Service where he was able to expand his passion and gift for researching and recording history. He wrote and published twenty-four historical books, six unpublished works and numerous historical articles.


The RENO JOURNAL-GAZETTE obituary section [online]:

Born in Berriatua, Bizkaia, on February 8th, 1720, Dionisio Lariz started the procedure to obtain a proof of nobility in 1772 to be able to acquire some more lands.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Genealogical work done by Donald T. Garate about Dionisio de Lariz.

A guide to the Donald T. Garate report on Dionision de Lariz's proof of nobility
Irati Urkitza Ansoelaga
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Repository Details

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