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Monte Duran (#47145623)
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Bio Photo I became very interested in my own family history after my grandparents died in the mid 1990's, I did a bit of genealogy, but mainly all the research was by hand. After I retired from working in the mid 2000's, I have had much more time to travel to various research places and numerous cemeteries, to take genealogy classes, and spend countless hours doing research and countless hours doing data entry and also writing up several family lines. It is a labor of love that I find satisfying, interesting and rewarding. I hope to leave my family members so much more than I ever knew about our family.

In 2009 my cousin Karen Aguirre completed her extensive research on the eight major Duran family lines and wrote biographies including many photographs of Duran family members. She did an outstanding job and deserves the credit for most of our Duran family history!

In early 2010 I began adding deceased family members and whenever possible scanning old photos to add to their individual pages - it has been most rewarding. In late summer of 2010 I have been concentrating on photographing and adding persons buried in the Gonzales Cemetery where my grandparents are buried.
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Alvarado
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Steve Burton
RE: Dora Villa
You are so welcome.

I'll add her pic right now.

Best Wishes.

steve burton
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 24, 2014 5:53 PM
Steve Burton
Dora Villa
I'm sorry that I spoke too soon.

Dora's memorial has reached the limit of photos without sponsorship.

But you can see their gravestone picture on Delfino's memorial.

If you'd like me to attach and send the photo to you, just let me know.

Best Wishes.

steve burton
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 24, 2014 5:20 PM
Steve Burton
Delfino and Dora Villa
Hi,

I have just posted the photo of their gravestone on each of their memorials.

Best Wishes.

steve burton
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 24, 2014 5:16 PM
Ron West
Gonzalez Cemetery
I was just looking at memorials at Gonzalez Cemetery and I just wanted to say, nice work! Your pictures are very clear and readable and much appreciated.
Added by Ron West on Mar 22, 2014 6:38 PM
John Bracchi
RE: Charles Barbettini
Hi Monte,
Have been away for a while and am just catching up. Yes, the Barbettinis are kinfolk of mine and a transfer would be fine. I appreciate the offer.
John
PS. Thanks for the marker photo!
Added by John Bracchi on Feb 13, 2014 6:21 PM
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Gerald Moore
Thanks so much for the transfer. I will take good care of it.
Added by snm on Oct 07, 2013 11:53 PM
Gary Carlsen
RE: Hook, Frank & Mary
Monte: 1955 is the correct date. Thanks Gary
Added by Gary Carlsen on Feb 09, 2013 12:54 PM
Alvarado
RE: Guadalupe S. Alvarado
Thank you for sending the information :-)
Added by Alvarado on Nov 10, 2012 3:00 PM
Sheila Ruiz Harrell
Transfer of Albert Alviso, #56086703
Monte! Again a HUGE thank you for all you're doing to help us pull our family together. We just can't thank you enough.
So very sincerely,
Sheila
Added by Sheila Ruiz Harrell on Nov 06, 2012 3:46 PM
Sheila Ruiz Harrell
Transfer of Jesus Garcia, #55869440
Wow, we can't say thanks enough for this transfer. Our family is delighted, and thanks too for all the great work you're doing here on Find A Grave. Honestly, without some of your pages we would not know the family connections! Again, a sincere thanks from all of us!
Sheila
Added by Sheila Ruiz Harrell on Oct 30, 2012 2:11 PM
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