I am trying to locate information for my family tree on the Spanish connection to our family.
My maternal grandfather’s side of the family is from Spain originally. I have a huge amount of information on my grandfather and his siblings and their families for the California, USA branches. The breakdown is with the link to Spain.
My grandfather’s grandmother’s name: Catherine Dias (Diaz). We always spelled with an “s”. Born in Spain approximately 1835/1840??? The story is she was sent to Mexico to live and gave birth to her daughter crossing the Atlantic aboard ship. Her daughter’s name was Victoria Dias born in 1863. They settled in Sonora, Mexico. (Is Catherine the correct spelling in Spanish? The family has always spelled it as I show. Perhaps there is a different spelling?)
My grandfather’s father’s name was Martin Segoria (Segovia,Sagoria, Sagovia). Our family has always spelled it Segoria. Martin was born in 1849. Some family members think he was born in Spain, some think Mexico.
Martin and Victoria married either in Mexico or here in Napa, California, USA. I think from some of the local church documents they may have been married in California.
I am hoping someone can help me.