PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS
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Pregunta 802 - 16 March 2021
I am trying to find birth records for Pina family. The paternal lineage of Refugia Pina married in 1895 in Redlands. Her father listed as Pena born 1840s. [Andrew Ramirez, non-member]
Pregunta 801 - 22 February 2021
I am looking for my great grandfather Patrico Miramontes (z) (I've seen it spelled both ways but I think my great-grandmother may have changed the spelling). Census records show that he was born March 17 1850 in California which correlates with family history. His parents according to the death certificate were Peter Miramontez and Thomasa Flores. The death certificate states that he was born in San Francisco. Since he was born in Ca. his family should hopefully meet your 1848 requirement, but I don't have any real proof. I have DNA connections (112 cm) to a Half Moon Bay Miramontes descendant. Most records I have found for Patricio are from the Stockton/Undine/San Joaquin area (census and city directories 1891-1905). I have been looking for information on Patricio for many years and have not found anyone born in California by that name, so I'm assuming that it could be a middle name or that he changed his name. Various directories show his name associated with other Miramontes men, Ramondo, John Joseph, Pablo, Octobano and Frank and living in Stockton, neighbors were Lottie, Charles and Sarah Miramontes. Patricio married my great grandmother Roseina Evans April 3 1899 and my grandmother Olieta was born Feb 5 1899 or 1900. One of her brothers, Clifford Miramontes was born in San Joaquin county in 1901. There was another son, Victor born in 1905 somewhere in CA. Patricio died Feb 14, 1915 in Hopland/Sanel CA (Mendocino Cty). That's about all I know. If you have suggestions for me, they would be greatly appreciated. I did check into membership for your group, but I don't have proof for the 1848 date. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me-Deb (I live in Minnesota so most of my research needs to be done online). [Deb Murray, non-member]
Pregunta 800 - 6 December 2020
Castro Valley (where I live) was part of the Rancho San Lorenzo of Guillermo Castro. The neighboring Rancho San Lorenzo Baja was deeded to Francisco Soto and Barbara Castro de Soto. All of the Castro Valley history books (and the Hayward Area Historical Society) say that Barbara was Guillermo's sister, but what I can find at the Huntington suggests they had different parents, so either they were first cousins or more distant relatives (there were two branches of the Castro Family in Alta California I guess). It is easy to trace Guillermo back to his de Anza party grandfather and father, but I have been unable to trace Barbara's parents back to her grandfather. I know of several references that might answer my question, all locked away in libraries closed due to COVID. What I have says her parents were Mariano de la Cruz Castro and Maria Trinidad Peralta. So, my pregunta is "Who were Maria Barbara Castro de Soto's grandparents"? Thanks! [Richard Kelly, non-member]
Pregunta 799 - 25 October 2020
LORENZANA descendants, are you reading this?
We'd love to hear from you for an upcoming project about the Lorenzana orphans who were sent from Mexico City to Monterey California as very young children in 1800.
Please email me with the name of your Lorenzana ancestor and be added to the growing number of Los Californianos members and non-members too who are Lorenzana descendants!
[Sheila Ruiz Harrell, Life Member #1603; former Los Californianos Genealogist and Membership Secretary, email@example.com]
Pregunta 798 - 17 July 2020
I am looking for any information on the Arias family associated with the San Juan Bautista area. Our ancestor was Ascension Arias born around 1850 +/-. She had two children with Oliver Wilcox, Mary Wilcox (our ancestor) and Benjamin Wilcox. I cannot find any record of birth, marriage or death for Ascension. [Kimberly Weller, non-member]
Pregunta 797 - 17 February 2020
I am searching for Maria Francisca Carrillo who married D.J. Woodlief between 1846-1854 probably in California. There was a Maria Francisca Carrillo who died in 1851, that wasn't her, then Maria Francisca Carrillo who married General Vallejo The one that I think might fit is Maria Francisco Carrillo who was living with her parents in Santa Barbara in 1834. There was a Maria Francisca Carrillo who was living in Los Angeles and divorced her husband when divorce became available for women in 1851 Does anyone have information on any of these ladies.
Someone also asked are the Carrillos and the Howards related and the answer is yes they are through D.J. Woodlief. Marie Woodlief Howard and Gladys Woodlief Stovall were D.J. Woodlief nieces. Marie buried in Benicia Ca and Gladys buried in Catholic cemetery in Colma. I would love to connect with any of these cousins. [L. Q. Scott (non-member), firstname.lastname@example.org]