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The Rivera-Santiago-Cepeda Family Tree of Bronx,NY Updated November 9, 2000
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I am a 21 year old female in search of my family tree because I have family that I have not met before. At birth my father's name was Luis Felipe Cepeda. My mother's name is Ana Livia Santiago(maiden name). When my father was younger(in his late teens)he got in trouble with the law and went to jail. When he went to jail, he changed his name to Rafael Felipe Rivera (used his mother's last name-Juana Rivera).My father had kids though, and I never met them because when my father met my mother, the contact that he had with his kids had stopped but I do not know why.Now my father is 63 years old and he forgets alot of stuff. I ask him about his other kids,(my 2 brothers and 1 sister, from what he has told me)He really can not remember alot because he has not seen them in over 25 years. My father's birthdate is 01/25/1937. He was born in Santurce PR. My mother was born in Rio Piedras, PR. My father and mother are 15 years apart. My father has told me his children's names are Felipe, Jorge, Jenny and their mother had another daughter from a previous relationship named Blanca who my father said he cared for like his own child. I am not sure though because that is what my father is telling me. He has not seen them in a long time though that is why I am not sure. I never met my grandmother Juana(Juanita) but my mother and my father said that my older brother and I look just like her. She only seen my older brother who was born in 1974. I have 4 brothers and I am the only girl.Their names are Michael 25,Philip 23,Lyvia(me)21,Richard 17,Eric 13 and my son Jamil 3.I want to meet my other siblings because my family is not complete until they are in it. My father said that the last known address for my missing siblings was at crotona ave./south bronx. Their mother had a social club in the south bronx.