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truchasnm (#47143330)
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Bio Photo My name is Antonio. Born in my father's hometown of El Paso, Texas. My childhood was mostly in my stepfather's hometown of Truchas, NM. Later moved back to Mom's hometown of Española, NM where I eventually graduated High School and then left to the Air Force. I've done some traveling, but home is Home. I began actively researching my genealogy around 2001, although it was always an interest since childhood. I've researched other family genealogies too. I frequent cemeteries looking for data. I appreciate the connection felt from seeing the final resting places of family members and connecting others to the same experience. I've come across unidentified graves due to time and erosion. So, in addition to identifiable graves, I've tried to include damaged graves with the slightest of information. I hope anyone with additional information for these graves would please share that information and save these graves from becoming lost graves. It's my ambition to try and preserve the identities of all graves I come across. On memorials I manage, I try to research what I can to not only preserve their identity, but their legacy as well. I also attempt genealogical connections when available, particularly in my own community area.

I have lots of family and friends in the Española Valley, therefore I am in a position to adequately manage and update their memorials per findagrave's "ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I know a few contributors are ambitious with their stats, and that's fine. Grave documentation provides a useful service and I don't see a conflict with transfer requests if it honors findagrave's ultimate goal. I hope that is considered when I make transfer requests for non-family members. Sometimes, it facilitates my ongoing research and reduces my follow up process. Some contributors are wise enough to understand this, Thank You. I enjoy the collaboration process and often share updates I come across. There is only one contributor that I have had an adverse encounter with, and that's one too many. Please work with me, so that I don't feel reluctant about working with you. I'm not a collector, I'm a researcher.

My copyright protected photos are free for viewing and private personal use, but not for dissemenating. Any competent attorney will confirm that they do not fall under "Public Domain". If there is a use for my photo, it is courteous to at least request permission before hijacking and plagerizing the photo. Depending on the project, I may be and have been accomadating. But I absolutely decline permission for paid membership sites like I don't believe in my photos being used to enhance other's profit potential. Thank you to all those who have extended me the courtesy of requesting permission.

I'm as fallable as the next person, so I do welcome any and all corrections and collaborations. I do endeavor to respect the wishes of survivors of the deceased. Basic communication generally resolves many issues. May all our lives be fulfilling before the grave finds us.
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Terry Vermillion
J. T. Duty
What an absolutely beautiful memorial you built for my cousin J. T. Thank you so very much for the photo and the content.
Added by Terry Vermillion on Mar 01, 2015 12:36 PM
Rachel Owens
Thanks much for the photo of my grandmother's grave. I knew she was living with relatives in Carizozo, so I don't know how she ended up there in Espanola. More research for me to do! Thanks again.
Added by Ronnie on Feb 27, 2015 11:27 PM
E. Darlene Lundy-Veo
Memorial# 106024459
Please add the birth year and correct the death year for my grandfather. Year of birth is 1897 and the death year is 1980.
Thank you.
Added by E. Darlene Lundy-Veo on Feb 27, 2015 6:22 PM
RE: Photo
Hi, again.....
What is "The Quan" ?
Added by dojo on Feb 23, 2015 11:46 AM
Juan Tito Gallegos
This is great - I believe I emailed you last year however, I am having computer problems. I want to help with Espanola and Santa Cruz graves. I am planning a trip to New Mexico this year and would like to thank you personally.

Juan Tito Gallegos was my father's brother. I believe my grandmother is buried next to him. Do you know how I can transfer this photo to

Added by Rosemary on Feb 23, 2015 8:14 AM
Karen B. Sanchez
Silviano Sanchez
Thank you. Definately family.
Added by Karen B. Sanchez on Feb 22, 2015 10:42 PM
Karen B. Sanchez
juan trujillo
Thank you again.
Added by Karen B. Sanchez on Feb 22, 2015 9:54 PM
Karen B. Sanchez
Thank you for your usual fine speedy help. I'm not sure if this is the maria medina I'm looking for but the family was from Ojo Sarco so I will just add it to my collection for now. The gravemarker sure is weather beaten huh. I've been to that cemetery, so very sad. I wish I had lots of money to re-do the grave markers and show the family the respect they deserve and to let them know they are not forgotten.
Breaks my heart to see how bad the cemetery is kept.
Thanks again.
Added by Karen B. Sanchez on Feb 22, 2015 9:50 PM
Celestine Hill
Mary Lou Martinez
Thankyou for taking this photo. Mary Lou is my aunt. She was my moms baby sister, my Granma was Florence Rodriquez Martinez.
Added by Celestine Hill on Feb 22, 2015 3:44 PM
El Rancho Ida
RE: Josefita Montoya
Thank you for your reply. I am interested in learning more about my family history and I appreciate you posting the information about my mother’s family! My mother is in her late 80’s and is the only coherent child left of Herculano and Senaida Montoya. Recently we found both my grandparents baptismal certificates and their marriage license as well as my grandfather’s 1942 draft card (although he served in the army in 1918 for 4 months). Thank you, Ida Carrillo
Added by El Rancho Ida on Feb 20, 2015 3:35 PM
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