Hi! I live in the East Bay, in California. My mother's name is Carmela Paredes (Maria del Carmen) and she is originally from Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco. Most of my mother's family is in Tepa (aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, etc.). She has 4 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters that live in the same town as us (one even lives across the street from us). Another half-sister lives in Mexico City, another half-brother in Kansas, and another brother (full brother)in Los Angeles.
Too much info? Oh! By the way, my abuelito's name was Macario Paredes.