Teody, yes we are definitely family! I am so excited and so is my husband. If you contact Vicenta, she can tell you that we used to correspond some years ago. I sorry we broke the connection. My husband, Placido J. Machan was the adopted son of Placido Machan and his wife Anna. My husband's birth father was Jacinto Javier, first cousin to Placido Machan. They came here from Negros around 1915 and joined the Navy. My husband known as J. never new his father Jacinto. I did trace Jacinto and found that he had died around 1989 at age 86 right here in Florida much to my surprise. I can get exact info for you. As I understand from Leonila, a Machan married a Javier, thereby joining the two families.My husband J. was raised as a Machan, but by birth he is a Javier.I would be most grateful if in your searching you could supply us with Javier information and I will gather all Machan info I have for you.