It's nice to hear from another member with the "Paragas" surname. As you have noted, I was born in Pangasinan and from other people I've talk to, it is possible that the Paragas family originated from Pangasinan and migrated to other parts of the Philippines. Double check with your own relatives if this is a possiblity. Also check out the ancestry.com website. It shows a family tree of my family going back 2 generations on both my father and mother side of their family. Also you will see another forum like this where there was discussion among 4 different members who might be related distancely. I have a niece who lives in the LA area who you might want to contact. Let me know by e-mail.