12/02/00Novato, California I would like to contact an Alderete who may be related. I am attempting to develop a family tree of my fanily. Since I am new to this and have not kept in contact with any Alderete relatives, except for brothers and sisters, I imagine this attempt will be difficult. My father: Angel Alderete, was born in 1896, in Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico, and emigrated to the Los Angeles area in 1916. He was a baseball player for some time, and an iron worker until 1931, when he passed away. He had been an active member of the "Club Victoria", a social and self help organization in the Los Angeles area. My mother: Carmen Avilez de Alderete, born in 1905, in Chihauhua, Chihuahua, Mexico, and emigrated to the USA in 1910, with her mother (my grandmother), Maria Avilez. They lived in El Paso Texas ( mother attended Sunset Grammar School), until they moved to Los Angeles in 1915. She attended Politechnic High School. She died in 1997. Her mother had died in 1959. My father and mother married in 1928. My sister's names is Carmen. I also have a half brother and sister, Blas and Christine. After my father's death, my mother worked as a seamstress. A late start is better than no start at all on this.