"William what wonderful finds! I know what you mean about going along with just little bits and pieces and then finding something really big.I had the pleasure of finding out just in October that my fathers dad was half Californiano as well!I have…"
"Well,I made the jump and got my Legacy 7.0!so far I am enjoying the many features it has to customize it.I do have one problem I don't understand and can't seem to fix.One side of my family is primarily Spanish,so I have names like,San…"
"I would not worry about Windows 7 working with Legacy. The folks a Legacy are very supportive and it has been my experience, that they will fix any buggs that might come along. The ting you should br concerned with is always back up you data."
"You hit the nail on the head in some of your comments William! I have a cousin who will be 90 next month and she got into a shouting match with her neighbor over "not being Mexican!"He insisted she was and ashamed of it,her comeback…"
That's a good question. Honestly, there are more resources available now than ever before and yet -- like you -- I see very little activity. There are a number of possible reasons I suspect. One is that many of the old enclaves of…"
"William,I got a question that has been eating at me for awhile.Why do you think there are not more people searching for there pre statehood California roots?I mean the Spanish/Mexican settlers had thousands of decendents yet look her on Genewise and…"
"Thanks for sharing this.Some thought provoking points in this article!It does seem to make sense though.I wonder how this ties in with the creation of religion and the "afterlife".That might be more than they wanted to deal with!"
"Thank you all for the great input!I feel better about making this purchase.I have used FTM for a number of years and it is okay but I really want more flexibility with sources and just to try something new I guess!I just get tired of throwing out…"
"I too have loaded Legacy 7 on Windows 7. I just opened Legacy a few minutes ago and ran the 188.8.131.52 update and all went well. From everything I have read, the core OS is much like Vista. Since Legacy runs on Vista it should run fine on Windows 7.…"
That's a good question. Honestly, there are more resources available now than ever before and yet -- like you -- I see very little activity. There are a number of possible reasons I suspect. One is that many of the old enclaves of Californio families are very tight-knit and would prefer to recycle "the old stories" than have the facts. Some, too, simply don't know the rich heritage associated with their families. Once they lose touch with the "oldies" the history fades and they don't know how to get it back. Curiously, too, there's the imagined "stigma" (silly, we know, but...). Even in California, there's still a perceived "We're not Mexicans!" social flare. I live in Orange County which, as you probably know, is replete with Spanish/Mexican era history and heritage...and yet there are no public monuments, statues, or even much reference to the "old days". A few people -- who are aware -- are astonished when we relate our long history and family connections, but many more simply shrug. Another factor may be *gasp* connected to the stigma thing..."shame". Shame that once was is no longer. The ranchos were sold for debts or lost by legal manipulation. The "glory" is tarnished by "black sheep", etc etc. Also I think many people simply don't realize that most of the major "gringo families" of prominence in the area (in California for that matter) married into the then prominent Spanish/Mexican era families. And, boy!, don't even mention the family feuds among the Californio families! whew! There are any number of factors contributing to the situation. Fortunately there are venues incl for example Somos Primos (http://www.somosprimos.com/) and some of the local historical societies (the best so far that I have found is the Saddleback Area Historical Society). I guess it's up to us lone rangers to make a difference, eh? LOL