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From: Carolyn Ybarra <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Ancestry home page;Mexican border crossings
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 10:18:25 -0700
Thank you everyone who responded to my inquiry. I should have
mentioned that I already tried clearing the cache. I am still having
the problem but think I just need to update my browser version.
To find the database, I was searching under "Mexican Border Crossing"
including using the card catalog search. It is listed under "Border
Crossings: From Mexico..." Duh! And since I couldn't get on the home
page or main search page, I couldn't find a link to the "what's new"
I didn't have much luck entering full names, so I ended up searching on
"Ybarra" and "Texas" or "Brownsville," then the same combinations with
"Ibarra." Then I paged through the results. (This seems a good way to
go, as it allowed me to catch alternate spellings.) Interestingly,
all the relatives I found so far were under "Ibarra."
I found my great-grandfather! Luckily it was on one of the full page
manifests, and includes his age (so I now have an approximate birth
year) and birth place in Mexico! I wasn't even sure whether he was
born in the U.S. or Mexico, so I am thrilled! HIS father is supposed
to have been an alcalde (similar to mayor) in Mexico, so now I have a
place to check.
I also found two of his sons, my great-uncles. All kinds of
interesting stuff - their birthplace of Mexico implies a previous
marriage, as I know that Eduardo married a woman who was American-born,
and who had land in Texas.
I hardly ever have time to work on my own research (I'm sure you all
can relate), so this is a wonderful database!
Carolyn Ybarra, Ph.D
Family Research Services
1017 El Camino Real #332
Redwood City, CA 94063
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