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Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 7:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
You are welcome-happy that something was useful to your search! NM records are VERY hard to find--prior to 1919 there was no formal system of recording births,deaths,marriages--churches yes-public records not so much. And as records become available-be VERY liberal in how you search for spellings!
What I see:
In the 1930 Mesilla census:
Estrada,Jose P.-36;divorced;farmer-grape vineyard
daughter-Elisa-5yrs 10m
son-Danois-2 1/2

1940 census,Hot Springs (Now Truth or Consequences)Sierra,NM
Estrada,Jose P.-45;building carpenter
daughter-Mary Emma-14
adopted daughter-Mary Jane-8m

There is a death record for a baby son: Jimmy Estrada,born 1937,died Mar.4,1938 in Hot Springs,Sierra,NM
Father Jose Estrada,mother Agapita Jojola.

Jose Estrada's first wife appears to have been Andrea Montoya-they married on Mar.31,1915 in Mesilla. They are in the 1920 Mesilla census with 1 year old daughter Elvira.
It appears that they lost an infant girl-indexed as "Ganoba Astrada", died on Aug.10,1929 in Las Cruces-born 1929 to Jose "Astrada" and Andrea "Montoyo". (This is what I mean about be liberal with spellings)

Unless one was accounted for on a reservation in NM,Native blood is very difficult to determine. Laws of the times regarding intermarriage etc. rather forced people to "hide" it (some of our own did this)None of the records I SEE account for Native blood, but that certainly doesn't mean it wasn't there. You would probably have to go back one or more generations from these folks to find a record of it--not easy.
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dmcmahan45 17 Jul 2012 3:46AM GMT 
MorningGlo 17 Jul 2012 12:47PM GMT 
jdwasson 17 Jul 2012 3:21PM GMT 
MorningGlo 17 Jul 2012 4:12PM GMT 
dmcmahan45 17 Jul 2012 11:28PM GMT 
jdwasson 18 Jul 2012 1:59AM GMT 
docdr3903 19 Jul 2012 4:07AM GMT 
MorningGlo 18 Jul 2012 12:34PM GMT 
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MorningGlo 19 Jul 2012 7:31PM GMT 
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