wow it's nice to know where and when I came from....
I found out the following last night from my father:
my fathers parents were Pauline Lucero Otero and Emelio (sp) Clifford Otero (he went by both)
Grandpa Clifford's parents were Jose and Bridget Otero
Grandma Paulines parents were Arthur and Lena Lucero from Pecos, NM where they lived there whole lives and Arthur worked on the railroads.
Lena's dad was Nimesino Barela (he was married to an Irene, but she was not a maternal mother to Lena)
so looks like I have 2 lines to trace. I hope to keep contact with you in this search. my mother and father spilt when i was 1, and she remarried, she is adopted, so my father is my only bloodline. I really want to know where we came from, why we came here from spain and so on, I guess everyone has an itch to know where they started! Is there a way we can swap emails and keep posted? Thank you kindly!