Diane Godinez started the meeting by telling us about a new family line she did not know about. Via ancestry.com she discovered a new second cousin and exchanged emails with her. The cousin exchanged family trees and Diane discovered a family line she never aware of.
Kareen B Stipp talked about the research she did on her great-grandfather, Pedro P. Alvarez. All of the information she found was from newspapers using Newspaper.com. She has written a report and has submitted to the Nuestras Raices Journal. The editor of the journal, Donie Nelson has informed that her they plan to publish it in their next issue. Pedro was a cattle rustler and a smuggler in California in the early 1900s. Kareen and her mother, Marguerita Joy Stipp also brought a birthday cake because this week was their birthdays.
Ana Bañuelos Castro talked about her Great Grandmother, Refugio Montes Cisneros. Refugio died only three years after Ana’s mother, Bertha Cisneros was born in El Paso, Texas. Ana researched Texas records and discovered their ancestors were land owners in the El Paso region.
Ceasar Castro talked about a family secret he and his sister discovered when they interviewed their last surviving paternal Aunt. It turns out that the lady who lived next door to them was Ceasar’s father’s half-sister. Ceasar was never told that the kids next door were his cousins.