Well, I did fairly well for my first run with Ancestry.com. Like many others, I am going to continue to research when I have time, but I will be giving status updates as to where I am in my research and where I am stuck. Who knows, maybe someone out there may have the missing information I need. So here we go…
Ancestry.com came in handy tracing my paternal grandfather’s side of the family all the way to my 2nd great grandfather Emilio Guerra who was born around 1862-1870 in Puerto Rico. Here is what I know about him:
Carmen Rosario is my 2nd great grandmother and Emilio Guerra’s spouse. Here is what I know about her:
Hipólito Santa Ana
I am also stuck on my paternal grandmother’s side as well. It was said in an old email that my great grandfather was Hipólito Santa Ana (or Santana?), but I am having a hard time finding records for him. I’m going to ask family members if they know anything.
I was happy that Ancestry.com had the 1930 Mexico National Census, and I found some records but it was not as detailed in comparison to the U.S. Census. It lists people in each household but it does not state how each person is related to the head of the household.
We do not know much about my maternal grandfather (my Mom’s Dad) since he passed away when she was only a few months old. Here is what we know about my maternal grandfather Cayetano Cardenas:
Cayetano (or Calletano) Cardenas
- Records I found showed Primitivo Cardenas with Maria Rivas
- Was told he was an only child but…
- 1930 records listed Felisitas Cardenas and Ramon Cardenas as children in the household with Primitivo and Maria Rivas in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico. His older siblings possibly?
- Unknown person: Luis Ornelas was listed in that household as well
All of the information we received about my maternal grandmother’s side came from my grandmother and or her sisters themselves 🙂 She is getting old though and does not remember that much.
This is what I know about my maternal great grandfather Miguel Leal:
This is what I know about my maternal great grandmother Maria Rodriguez:
Unfortunately I was unable to find records on them on Ancestry.com. There were way too many people with the similar names, so I’m going to need more information. I’m happy that my relatives from Mexico are on Facebook now, so I plan on asking them if they know anything..