In 1989 I embarked on a family search which started in Southwest Texas, and took me across the border to Ojinaga, Cuchillo Parado, and Chihuahua City. Little did I dream that I would discover connections to so many of descendants of La Junta (so named for the joining of the Rio Grande and Conchos, which join at Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.) Eventually my search for descendants of my grandfather’s siblings resulted in a database of over 20,000 people, of which 4,000 are extended family members.
After visiting La Junta for the first time, I wondered what would impel people to settle in such a barren unforgiving land. History and genealogy going hand-in-hand , I hit the books and discovered a rich history, not found in classroom text books.
Space does not allow for a full account of my travels; What I am aiming at now is connecting with members of my extended La Junta tribe.
If you are a descendent of any of the families listed below, I would love to hear from you.
Acosta, Alvarez, Brito, Carnero, Carrasco, Castillo, DeAnda, Dutchover, Evaro, Flores, Heredia, Leaton, Levario, Lujan, Mendoza, Miller, Murto, Ramirez, Sanchez, Spencer, Zoza
Elisa, La Prima