Here goes. In 1843 Refugio Bal was born in Spain and died june 14, 1891 in Mesilla, New Mexico. He married Firmina Ortega and they had a few children. Those children were Francisco Bal born in March 1867-died June 5, 1934. Amada Bal who was born in 1877 and died May 21, 1918 in Mesilla, New Mexico. There was also a Solidad Bal but I don't have any information on her. Francisco Bal married Demetria Martinez on May 24, 1890 in the San Albino Church in Mesilla, New Mexico. Her parents names were Romualdo Martinez and Desideria Cadena who was born December 25, 1871 in Chamberino, NM. He also married Venancia Ubelis on April 10, 1899 in San Albino Church who was the daughter of Manuel Ubelis and Magdalena Arey. She died November 9, 1900 in Mesilla, New Mexico. He then married Juana Garcia on March 7, 1912 in San Albino Church in Mesilla, NM. She was the daughter of Rosalio Garcia and Felicitas Nanes. She died November 19, 1939 in Mesillas, NM. I could go on and on thanks to some information a friend (distant cousin)shared with me. If any of this information sounds familiar to you please contact me. I am really trying to find out the correct origin, for my family, of the last name Bal.