hi, my father also had family from zacatecas . if you have a family tree please send it i can see if any names match . i would have to ask my dad if he recalls any of the names. my father's name is robert alaniz and his father's name is florentino alanis and i know he had brothers and sisters but i dont know their names off the top of my head. but for some reason the S changed to Z when my dad came to california. it was a misprint.