Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blanco Line

The Blanco line has always been very intriguing to me. I think it's because I am such a white girl that I never thought I had Mexican and Native blood running through me. When I was at my Grandma Nita's house in California in January, she showed me a huge box full of documents and photos from her family. This included birth and marriage certificates, old letters, photographs and prints, books on her family name, that's right, the mother load!! What a dream! This was what I needed to jump start my research on the Blanco family history.

 I was starting to get into familysearch.org, and earnestly wanted to submit names to get temple work done for my ancestors. I found this drive when I began doing temple work. In the church I belong to, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we believe that we can do temple work for people that have passed on. I feel a strong pull towards that line and that side of the family.

From the stories my grandma has told me, they were quite the rowdy bunch! Maybe that is where my personality comes from...

Anyway, while looking through these old photos, I was surprised that my sweet grandma could recall and tell me about almost every photo or document! Talk about a sharp thinker. Some of the documents or photos had inscriptions in Spanish, but thanks to my husband, I can get the translation. Here are a few photos of the Blanco men in the family:

Pretty cool photos! To be honest, I don't know an accurate name list for these. These are pictures of the photos because I didn't take that box home with me to Utah. The inscriptions on the back are a bit blurry, so I can't make out the correct names. Hopefully soon I can get this box of info to my place and dive into it!

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