I am working on my Husband's family for him, but as you know it is difficult in and of itself, but my family itself isn't from that part of the world (we are from the Caribbean)so I am unfamiliar with where cities/provinces are in proximity to each other, and the history to put anything in context. Is there anyway you would be willing to help? How far back do you have census records?
I know that my mother-in-law was born in 1956 in Ternate, Cavite Provence. Her name is Ledesma Zapanta Fabio. Her mother was Rosario Fabio (and I am told she is from Spain). Her father I don't know his first name but his surname is Zapanta and as far as we know he was born in the Philippines.
My father-in-law I believe to have been born in Olangapo, Zambalas Province about 1960. His name is Renato Lorenzo. He died about 1990--And this is all my husband knows about his father. His sister just had a baby girl on Mother's Day-- the first for her and his first full-blooded niece. He'd like to be able to tell her something about her origins when she gets older.
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