I was a little stunned to see your very old Message Board Message. I have been desperately trying to find my Ggrandfather's family. It is quite the mystery. He was born 1879 in NM (northern). I've seen his name as Ignacio, Eugenio and Eugene Garcia. My delima is that I have seem him on an 1880 census for upper Las Vegas, San Miguel NM. His age is correct but I found the listed head of household Antonio Aban Garcia claims him as his son. It doesn't add up because this man is 80 yrs old. One BIG lesson I have learned with hispanic genealogy is that names are a mess. Someone can be listed under numerous names. He married my Ggrandmother Ursula Bustos in 1900 ish. In your message board message I saw the following:
Third wife - Juliana Martin/Trujillo, her parents: Jose Antonio Martin-Rutilia Mestas (Abiquiu, NM)
b. 1872 Maria Rafaela
b. 1873 Ynes Rosa Garcia
b. 1977 Henrrique Garcia
b. 1879 Juan Ignacio Garcia
b. 1882 Jose Tomas Garcia
b. 1884 Jose Tomas Garcia (my Ggrandfather-married Guadalupe Trujillo, daughter of Teodoro Trujillo & Rita Velasquez)
b. 1886 Vicente Ferrier? Garcia
b. 1888 Jose Ignes Garcia
b. 1890 Manuel Antonio Garcia
b. after 1891 Miguel Garcia
I am hoping that this Juan Ignacio Garcia is my Ggrandfather. I hope there is some connection because I am at a loss at where to go from here. In my genealogy research I have several ancestors from Abiquiu. I need answers to this huge mystery. Don't know if there is a connection but it is worth a try.
Have you checked out www.hgrc-nm.org
? I have traced some ancestors back to 1500 in Spain.