My name is Edwina. I have been researching my maternal grandfather’s branch since 1989. I called him Papa. But the world called him Albert Charles Escalante. Or Alberto. Or Tony. I interviewed him in 1981 for a 7th grade project. He passed away in 1984 and I realized, only too late, I didn’t ask enough questions. This process is a wonderful ride. I am part Sherlock Holmes, part Crazed Spectator. I have discovered cool events and sad stories. I realize my family is very human, but I love them all. Their circumstances help me understand their choices which invariably affected me as well. Without the help of generous and kind people, I could not do this. I welcome you to look around. Maybe we are cousins…..
I am a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Payne County Genealogical Society. I am currently working to obtain status as a Certified Genealogist.
P.S. – I really enjoy exchanging information. If you have any questions/comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks!
And one more Post Script – This blog site is a product of my research. My intention is not to find information that hurts feelings of those who are currently alive. I am very open to all of what I find (to the best of my ability) because I have no expectations. I hope that what you read here settles well with you. I work to document my findings with more than one source. Oral histories are just as valid to me as paper trails. Sit back and enjoy the ride your ancestors went on. It can be lots of fun.