My name is Arlene and I'm a new member to this site. My surname on my father's side is Torres. Both of his parents were from Jalisco. I finally had a break through in November of 2012 when I discovered that my maternal great grandmother's name was really Endoria Ramires and not Marciana Ramires (which is what she went by). Endoria was born in Nov. of 1856 in San Miguel, El Alto, Jalisco. She married my great grandfather, Felipe de Anda Alderete on May 2, 1883. Felipe was born in Aug. of 1856 also in San Miguel, El Alto, Jalisco. After their marriage they moved to Purisima del Rincon, Guanajuato and started their family. Since November of 2012 these are the surnames that I have linked to the maternal side of my grandmother's family:
Ramires(z), Velasques, Martin, Martin del Campo, Ruis de Velasco, Vivanco, Ramires de Hermosillo, Perez Maldonado, Ortega, Perez, Hurtado Mendoza, Mendoza, Moran de Ledesma, Vasques, Arias Maldonado, Estrada, Salcedo, Zamora y Solis, Aceves, Gomez de Espejo, Gomez Flores, Mora Hurtado de Mendoza, Nunez de Bojorquez, Gonzalez de Hermosillo, Hernandez Gamino, Munoz de Aceves, Gonzalez Rubio, Gonzalez Florida, Gonzales de Hermosillo Rodriguez, Munoz, and Rodriguez.
Surnames from my paternal side of my grandmother: de Anda Alderete, Luna, Marques and Gutierrez...haven't started really researching yet.
The paternal side of my father's family hasn't been so easy. My grandfather's name was Santiago Guerra Torres. He was born in July of 1899 in Rancho Nuevo, Jalisco. His father was Gabriel Torres born about 1869 according to Santiago's birth record and his mother was Maria Jacova Guerra born abt. 1867. Both parents were from this general area of Jalisco.
At this time I'm researching many different surnames. General locations of research include but are not limited to Matanzas, Rancho Nuevo, Jalostotitlan, San Juan de los Lagos, San Miguel El Alto, Arandas, Atotonilco El Alto, Ayotlan, Guadalajara, Ayo el Chico and Ocotlan.