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truchasnm (#47143330)
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Bio Photo My name is Antonio. Born in my father's hometown of El Paso, Texas. My childhood was mostly in my stepfather's hometown of Truchas, NM. Later moved back to Mom's hometown of Espaņola, NM where I eventually graduated High School and then left to the Air Force. I've done some traveling, but home is Home. I began actively researching my genealogy around 2001, although it was always an interest since childhood. I've researched other family genealogies too. I frequent cemeteries looking for data. I appreciate the connection felt from seeing the final resting places of family members and connecting others to the same experience. I've come across unidentified graves due to time and erosion. So, in addition to identifiable graves, I've tried to include damaged graves with the slightest of information. I hope anyone with additional information for these graves would please share that information and save these graves from becoming lost graves. It's my ambition to try and preserve the identities of all graves I come across. On memorials I manage, I try to research what I can to not only preserve their identity, but their legacy as well. I also attempt genealogical connections when available, particularly in my own community area.

I have lots of family and friends in the Espaņola Valley, therefore I am in a position to adequately manage and update their memorials per findagrave's "ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I know a few contributors are ambitious with their stats, and that's fine. Grave documentation provides a useful service and I don't see a conflict with transfer requests if it honors findagrave's ultimate goal. I hope that is considered when I make transfer requests for non-family members. Sometimes, it facilitates my ongoing research and reduces my follow up process. Some contributors are wise enough to understand this, Thank You. I enjoy the collaboration process and often share updates I come across. There is only one contributor that I have had an adverse encounter with, and that's one too many. Please work with me, so that I don't feel reluctant about working with you. I'm not a collector, I'm a researcher.

My copyright protected photos are free for viewing and private personal use, but not for dissemenating. Any competent attorney will confirm that they do not fall under "Public Domain". If there is a use for my photo, it is courteous to at least request permission before hijacking and plagerizing the photo. Depending on the project, I may be and have been accomadating. But I absolutely decline permission for paid membership sites like I don't believe in my photos being used to enhance other's profit potential. Thank you to all those who have extended me the courtesy of requesting permission.

I'm as fallable as the next person, so I do welcome any and all corrections and collaborations. I do endeavor to respect the wishes of survivors of the deceased. Basic communication generally resolves many issues. May all our lives be fulfilling before the grave finds us.
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Breezie-Salazar Galaviz
Family connection
I was wondering if you could add the family connection of 25247704 Jose Lazaro Salazar to 56990627 his father Jose Eutimo Salazar?
Thank you
Added by Breezie-Salazar Galaviz on Oct 30, 2014 12:08 PM
RE: Julian Ortiz #93351858
Thanks ... I think with the matching census data and the next plot being a brother with the right name it's probably them. I'll make the link and see if any corrections come in.

Added by Sidney on Oct 20, 2014 8:02 PM
Julian Ortiz #93351858 Addendum
Also in the next plot from Cesario (see earlier message) is Onofre, who's headstone lists Julian And Reycitas as his parents, with his wife Guadalupe Vigil Ortiz - so I wonder if the wives of the sons in Julian's bio are out of order.

Added by Sidney on Oct 20, 2014 12:39 PM
Julian Ortiz #93351858

In your bio for Julian, you list a son Cesario with a wife Guadalupe. I have a Cesario Ortiz with a wife Delosia G and several of their children at Rosario. The children match in age and name to the children of the Cesario and Delosia Ortiz with whom a Julian and Reycitas Ortiz of the right ages are living in the 1920 census. I know the wives' names don't match, but do you think this is the same family? If so, I'll make the links from Cesario to Julian and Reycitas.

Thanks, Sidney

Added by Sidney on Oct 20, 2014 12:06 PM
KC Winslow Memorial# 24166319
Please remove the gravestone photo per request of his 95 year old widow.
Added by KW on Oct 18, 2014 7:12 AM
Guilford Baily Chapin
Thank you for adding the information and parent links.
Added by RMW on Oct 16, 2014 11:04 PM
Erin Muffoletto
Ojo Caliente emetary
Hello and thank you for all you do with the Ojo Caliente cemetary.

I was looking for someone that takes care or oversees the cemetery? Is that you or do you know who does? I went there recently, and every time I have been there, it is apparent the cemetery has not been kept up and is always full of trash and weeds. I am trying to find out if it is privately or publicly owned? I would like to either find state funds if it is a public entity to clean up and fix up the space, or help the group in arranging a day to clean up the cemetery. My father and sister both reside in the cemetery in Ojo Caliente and would love to see it cleaned up with help from the commuity and I am happy to host this effort. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Erin Muffoletto
Added by Erin Muffoletto on Sep 12, 2014 11:29 AM
Charles Milton Taylor (72872280)
Requesting permission to use this photograph in my family tree which syncs with Thanks!
Added by KBStewart on Sep 08, 2014 10:13 AM
RE: Richard C. CONNOR #591136317
RE: Roosevelt's Rough Riders:
A photo of his tombstone has been added to the memorial.
Added by jbinsure on Aug 30, 2014 2:50 PM
Transfer of Management
Thank you for the beautiful photos of my family:
Please transfer management to me for the following:

Grandfather: Pvt. Maclovio Mascarenas #94048338
Grandmother: Sulema Mascarenas #94048252
Added by RJV on Aug 29, 2014 2:47 PM
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