My family tree fisrt started of with me, Ana Nunez and my family, that consist of six. When I decided to go forward with my research i started from the top my Dominican grandparents Juan and Lorenza Prado, has you can see on my tree they had a total of five children. That were born and raised in Dominican Republic. Each of their children were married and they had their children.
My mother Ana Luisa Nunez was the first of the five to cme to America. Leaving behind her husband my father Enrique Nunez. She came here at the age of 20 with help of a close friend (co-worker. She came to reside in Astoria, Queens where she started her life in the states. She obtained a job in a factory as a sampler maker. She worker really hard because she new that financial help was need back home, one of her mine reasons for leaving. Five years later she became a citizen and was able to bring my father to America as well.
Both my father and mother struggled to start their life together because neither of them had family here. But they managed. Later on with my grandfather passing away, my mother thought it was time to stat the paperwork of the rest of her brothers and sisters.
The second group to come over was her two sisters Catelina, Salustrina and her husband, and her brother Alejandro Prado and his wife. At this time they all left children behind, but thought it was the best thing to do in order to give them a better opportunity in life. My mother new they would need work immediately so with all the people she came to know in the sewing business she was able to open her own little sewing factory.
After a few years working the second group to come over decide to start the paperwork for their children and my grandmother. And in time they were able to do so Catelina brought her three children leaving behind her husband. Salustrina brought her two daughters leaving behind her two sons, and Alejandro brouhgt his two son. Now left in the Dominican Republic was one other sisters and her family, and salustrina's children, and Catelina's husband.
They all enrolled their children in school began there life here as well. Many years down the line my mother was able to her last sister and her husband and two kids, once they got here they found employement enrolled their children in school and today Nativida is in the process of bringing her other children to America.
Every Holiday we all get together and celebrate the fact that we are all able to be together and have such a big family.
I look back at what my mother did for herself, I know that even though we weren't born when she decide to upgrade herself she was still thinking about the family she would want to have and what she wanted to be able to give us. Because of this me and my brothers and sisters will always work hard, to show her that it was worth it:
Christian Nunez, completed all his education in order to enroll in college. He will be graduating Fall 03. He is currently working in the field of his buisness, which is Engineering.
Ana Nunez, completed all her education in order to enroll in college. I will be graduating Spring 03. I am currently working in the feild of my major, wich is Marketing.
Jacqueline Nunez, Recently graduated high school a start college fall 02.
Luis Nunez, is a fresh in high school.
We all have one thing in common excell in life.