Dear Paola: With great interest I have read your message. I also come from South Santander, but I would like to learn a bit more about your father's first name and last name to determine whether we are relatives or not. I'm 50 years old and work as a translator (English-Spanish-English). I got very interested in your mail because I have some relatives in Duitama (Miguel Peñaranda Silva). Perhaps you are a granddaughter of Julio Alberto Peñaranda Silva and Gloria and your father would be Julio Alberto, according to the information I have available. Please confirm me if I my assumptions are right. You may write your messages in Spanish, English or German. I am right in my assumptions, please give my best greetings to your grandparents. The last time I spoke to your grandfather was in May 16, 1999 when our Aunt Rosalina passed away and Julio called from the USA to give us his heartfelt condolences. I haven´t learnt anything else from his from that time. I am in permanent touch with the other members of the family by phone. I would appreciate your kind reply to my above message. Have a nice time and keep on in touch with me. Yours sincerely, Carlos Arturo Peñaranda Cruz Born in Concepción, Santander Sur on September 29, 1951. My father was Mr. Luis Francisco Peñaranda and my mother was Josefina Cruz Murillo. My father passed away on October 1, 1963 and mother on October 17, 1996. The last member of the old branch of the Peñarandas Figueroa was my Aunt Rosalina Peñaranda who died on May 15, 1999. Please confirm this information with your family and verify all details, if applicable. Bye bye, Paola. It was very nice to learn something from you.