My grand father, Rafael Montemayor Serna, died last 4th of april in Madrid. I am the daughter of Carlos, eldest son of Rafael Montemayor Serna, deceased in 1996.I was born in Spain but Igrew up in France, my mother homeland. I was told by himself, andat another time byher daughter, my aunt Belen, that a US military man and his wife had visited them in Madrid long time ago.
After my grand father's death, I made a copy of our family book and I started some historical researchs to put things in their context. Relative to many key words : Montemayor, Spain, Mexique, Californie, île de la Tortue, Military, Arts and litterature, Judaism, Maranism, Sephardic, ...a vast literature, sometimes contradictory, is available through the Net. So vast that it seems very easy to loose itself.
That's why, among other reasons, I'd like to start my family researchs getting in touch with this american officer who flew to Madrid forty or fifty years ago leaving us a souvenir from the city of Monterey.