We are part of the Alires family here in NM. I recently ran into a gentelmen with the same last name, I don't remember his first name and as far as I know he wasn't a relative of mine, however I can tell you that he now lives in Grants, NM and said he is 1/16 or 1/17 siblings who are originally from a small town in Colorodo. Hope this helps you out a little. Good Luck!!