Hi Mike, I just found out that my G-grandfather was born in Michoacan, but I don't know where. His name was Luis Rey Mendoza and had a son named Zenaido Mendoza born to him by Amalia Valdovinos. Amalia was born July 8, 1899, so I'm guessing Luis Rey was born around the same time. Zenaido had my dad by Micaela Torres in Petatlan Guerrero Feb. 19, 1953.I spoke to a person at the San Pedro Iglesia Catolica in Petatlan Guerrero and he told me that the Mendoza family is in the area of Las Mesas. I looked on the map and it looks to be southeast Michoacan and northeast Guerrero. I hope this helps or maybe you can help me. The only thing I know about Michoacan is that it is split up into 113 municipalities and has a population of about 3,985,667. Other names in my family are Pimentel and Bracamontes. My e-mail address is email@example.com if you want to write me back.