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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 ancestry.com. 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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ohlw
RE: Erasmus Gaw #41745747
Wow, that is very interesting. I wouldn't dare guess who might be buried beside him, but I hope someday it can be figured out. I haven't been able to track his other two children with Maria yet. If I find any new info will be sure to share it with you. Thanks again, Pat
Added by ohlw on Apr 20, 2015 9:15 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: San Elizario Cemetery
Get Semper_dad to find your grandparent in Concordia. He's working in there right now to find veterans and make sure they are in fact buried there. I actually found 1 at Ft Bliss who was supposed to be in Corcordia. He will help you out:)
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Apr 20, 2015 7:11 PM
Breezie Salazar-Galaviz
Obituaries
Hello Again,
I was just reading an old post from you about obituaries. Do you happen to know a good way to get them cheap or free?
Added by Breezie Salazar-Galaviz on Apr 19, 2015 6:16 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
San Elizario Cemetery
This is really a can of worms so to speak-lol. I took about 200 photos yesterday and so far, I'm having to add a lot of new names. I went searching for a couple of families and couldn't find them so I randomly started taking pics. I wish it wasn't 40 miles from my house:(
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Apr 17, 2015 4:45 PM
CindyLee
Transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of my husband's grandfather, Antonio Montes Vigil. We really appreciate all the hard work you did on this memorial. Cynthia
Added by CindyLee on Apr 10, 2015 6:43 PM
CindyLee
Transfer of Antonio Montes
Added by CindyLee on Apr 10, 2015 6:42 PM
CindyLee
#65266503 Antonio M. Vigil
I guess this is a duplicate to 75165507? The cemetery is listed twice -- Antonito and Conejos. CindyLee
Added by CindyLee on Apr 08, 2015 10:50 AM
CindyLee
Memorial# 75165507 Antonio M. Vigil
Hi, I just noticed this memorial and your notes and wonder if this is the same Antonio Montes Vigil (my husband's great-grandfather) we are searching for? He was married to Adelaida Maestas and they had children Maxcimiana, Antonio, and Maria Juana Serefina Montes Vigil. I'll send you the pension card using your email address. Cynthia Hill Vigil
Added by CindyLee on Apr 06, 2015 11:11 AM
Alicia Ludi
HI
Im not sure if you can help me but My husbands uncle died in 1987 and his brothers left out his wife and children from the headstone which was heartbreaking for them. My husband said he would have them added but I am lost on how to have this done. It would be a wonderful gift for them His name is John Paul Ludi he is buried in The Holy Cross Cemetery born 1964 died 1987.
Thank you Alicia Ludi
Added by Alicia Ludi on Apr 06, 2015 11:01 AM
Graveyard Walker
RE: Galisteo Cemeteries
Our days start out with such good intentions and then a battery quits on us or we get side tracked...I do understand.

It gets frustrating too when those of us that are even somewhat knowledgeable about these rural sites go to the effort of trying to have them correct only to have a "mega" memorial submitter just blop a memorial into a cemetery that "looks good enough or close enough" - yet they are completely wrong in the location.

I have seen some of your contributions and edits. You are one of the few that I do not hesitate to accept your input. I know that you have made every logical effort to submit correct information.

Thank you...and take care!
Added by Graveyard Walker on Mar 24, 2015 12:02 PM
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