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Thursday, August 25, 2011

1990s: A Spark Was Lit

Research into the Crespin-Andrea Torres line started with Patrick Moore – a great-grandson of the couple – when he was living in Washington, D.C., in the late 1980s. He started doing research at the National Archives (no Internet back then) and shared his findings with California cousins. When Patrick died in 1989, the California cousins picked up where he left off, and in 1992 they hosted a reunion in Southern California of many of the family lines. The interest in family stories and photos was contagious. In the meantime, New Mexico relatives were digging into family themselves. We know each other now, having connected with the help of the Internet. We’re a small group, relatively speaking, but many, many descendants of Crespin and Andrea continue to dig, ask and share information. Of all the families in cyberspace, you have to wonder why this family has so many enthusiasts. No matter. We’re not likely to run out of stories anytime soon.
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