I was helping a friend search for her father when I "stumbled" across this web site. I thought (for fun) I would type in my maiden name to see what came up. I was amazed that there are so many Balderramas!! All my life, I never met even one outside my immediate family. It seems my father and his parents are not as proud of their heritage as I would hope them to be, and they were no help when I was trying to trace our family. I know absolutely nothing other than my father's and grandfather's names. By they way, my father is also named Jose.