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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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Hi - I saw your note on the memorial and thought you'd like to know about the info I came across and posted about Lt Bahr while researching another Navy officer. It was such an interesting story and showed a great kindness after experiencing the difficulties of being a prisoner of war in Japan.
Added by Armstrong History on Nov 14, 2015 4:23 PM
so where you do come in, in all of this? lol

who is your dad and your grandparents?
Added by Elsa on Oct 22, 2015 3:51 PM
RE: Leonardo Beltran
Hi, I'm only related because of marriage. 2 of my aunts married 2 Beltran brothers. the Beltran father was Leonardo and the mom was Cleotilde Beltran.

Where was Victor born? I can't find his information.
Added by Elsa on Oct 21, 2015 11:14 AM
Leonardo Beltran

I was wondering if you are related to Leonardo Beltran? If you're not, I was wondering if you could give me rights to the memorial. He is part of my family tree.

memorial # 91965650

thank you,

Added by Elsa on Oct 20, 2015 3:29 PM
Thank you so much for transferring my uncle Amos Comer....hee hee heeeeeee, to me. I am working on attaching a good photo but most that I have are so very old.....

Thanks again...
Added by McMolly on Oct 09, 2015 4:33 PM
Dennis Denzel Comer

Would you kindly transfer him to me? He is my uncle. His real first name was Amos, named after his grandfather but he didn't like it so he preferred Denny......

I'm hooking up the Comer family and I'd appreciate it very much. Thank you..

Molly Comer

Ooooops! I spelled his middle name wrong.....
Added by McMolly on Oct 07, 2015 12:35 AM
Dennis Anzel Comer

Would you kindly transfer him to me? He is my uncle. His real first name was Amos, named after his grandfather but he didn't like it so he preferred Denny......

I'm hooking up the Comer family and I'd appreciate it very much. Thank you..

Molly Comer
Added by McMolly on Oct 07, 2015 12:34 AM
RE: Cortez E. Presentacion
Thank you very much and no it is not an commercial website.

Best regards,


Added by Jan on Sep 17, 2015 1:24 PM
Cortez E. Presentacion

Is it possible that I may use this picture of Cortez E. Presentacion for my online database about the men who fought during WWII in the 3d Armored Division.
There is an digital monument between the rest of his buddies and you can find it here.

Of course you will have all the credits for the picture.
Added by Jan on Sep 17, 2015 9:01 AM
Harold Lee Johnson #107816936
Please add Harold parents

Father Fitzhugh # 41850085

Mother Minnie Mae # 63314404
Harold is my uncle

Thank you.
Added by CEJ on Sep 10, 2015 8:07 AM
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