Not sure if I ever answered you, so here goes.I did find my grandfather, Refugio Alanis.He was baptized in Los Aldamas, N.L. Mexico in 1898, so we assume that he was also born there.My brother is planning a trip there soon to try and find his baptismal certificate, that should tell us where he was born.
Family on my mother's side (Pompa) come mostly from Mier, Tamps and Montemorelos N.L. or Villa del Teran N.L.It has been an exhausting journey, back in time, but lots of fun.
If I can help you with anything, please let me know.