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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 Espaņola, 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 Espaņola 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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*great uncle
Added by jojidu on Jan 12, 2015 12:37 AM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for creating the bio for my heart uncle #123773436. My mother was very happy when he was finally laid to rest, and this is more information than we had.
Added by jojidu on Jan 12, 2015 12:32 AM
Manuel Festijo Naku
I took this man's grave photo in a San Jose Cemetery. As I read his bio, it stated he was in the Bataan Death March. Thought you might like to add him to your virtual cemetery. #103883449
Added by snm on Jan 01, 2015 8:04 PM
Donald Arrowsmith
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by glenda on Dec 21, 2014 5:25 PM
Sgt Eugene L. Brissey
Thank you for the photograph of Sgt. Brissey's grave. I read about him in the book, "Unexplained Mysteries of World War II." I am enjoying finding the US Soldiers and/or Sailors/Marines on . This is an example of how working together makes for a better society & world. The adventure of the military men, the author of the book, and the efforts of everyone on . Thanks again for your part.
Added by Cheryl on Nov 27, 2014 10:47 AM
Margaret Leonard
Please add 135941512.

Thank you.
Added by Margaret Leonard on Nov 26, 2014 2:00 PM
Breezie-Salazar Galaviz
RE: Salazars
How is Emily related? Thanks for checking on the Abeytas
Added by Breezie-Salazar Galaviz on Nov 22, 2014 10:28 PM
J Arjona
RE: Harry H Perton
Thank you so much for your reply. I have contacted the appropriate party and management was transferred to me. I appreciate all your effort in creating his bio.
Added by J Arjona on Nov 16, 2014 10:47 AM
Breezie-Salazar Galaviz
RE: Salazars
Do you have any information for Serafin Abeyta? His father was Jose Gaspar abeyta
Added by Breezie-Salazar Galaviz on Nov 11, 2014 10:08 PM
Breezie-Salazar Galaviz
RE: Salazar y Abeytas
Really? Who do you know in the Salazar family? Anyone I might know? Do you have Clara Abeyta`s father and or grandfather's and so one information?
Added by Breezie-Salazar Galaviz on Nov 08, 2014 3:38 PM
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