Hi Michael, Now I understand our link after this message.Yes, we are cousins. I also remember visits to grandad's farm and your visits to our house.Your sister was closer to my age and we usse to listen to the latest music and teach each other the latest dance steps.Those were good days. Yes, I do remember talking with my mother about the split with our family and it was extremely sad.I feel so sorry for your dad not being able to see his mother.
Your dad was very special to me because he was my god-father and best man for my mom & dad's wedding.I have their picture still on my family wall as well as the family portrait of our grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary.If you do not have them I will be gld to share them with you. I have a picture of our grandmother when she was a teenager plus other photos. I also have a copy of the log of births/baptisms written by Juan or Petra plus their last will to share.Good information in that log with names of people who lived in Socorro.
Could you please send me the names and dates for your research for the family of Anastacio. This tells me that Juan Apodaca was the son of Anastacio & Juan had two brothers. Did these brothers marry the Giron sisters? Juan's wife is named Petra Holguin not Giron. Who was Anastacio's wife and what was her maiden name? I am just trying to put the pieces together.
When do you retire from the fire dept? Have you heard from Richard & Gilbert and are they doing research? Stay in touch.....