It’s an Honor to Meet You…

(Originally published April 23, 2013, and updated June 1, 2018) I am a proud member of Geneabloggers Tribe, and before that a member of its predecessor,  Geneabloggers, Thomas MacEntee’s web-based group of family history writers and genealogists.  It includes over 3,000 members – that’s 3,000 blogs –  from all over the world.  I joined in 2012 … Continue reading "It’s an Honor to Meet You…"

Daily Life in 1960s Mexico City

  Flickr images, Courtesy Michael McCullough The three years my family spent in Mexico City before moving to California in the mid-1960s gave my my sisters and me the opportunity to get to know our paternal relatives and learn my father’s native language and culture.   I have often thought that if every young person … Continue reading "Daily Life in 1960s Mexico City"

Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca

 My great-grandmother, María Amaro, holds her infant daughter, Catalina Perrotin, on her baptismal day outside the Perrotin family home, flanked by my great-grandfather, Francisco, and their son, Francisco Junior.  Orizaba, Veracruz, 1893. Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca Born May 31, 1893, in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico Died April 5, 1998, in Mexico City, D. F., Mexico … Continue reading "Maria Angela Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca"

Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin

Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina PerrotinMy grandparents (Abuelitos, as we called them) were married in the Catholic Church in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz State, in 1908, and their first child, Enrique, was born a year later. They were married civilly in the same town in 1912, in accord with federal law, which … Continue reading "Marriage Certificate of Cayetano Huesca and Maria Angela Catalina Perrotin"