Welcome to Bona Rae's Home on the Web

I started searching for my ancestors in 1999, when I was still in grade school, but I didn't take this hobby seriously until 2004, when I asked for a scanned obituary of my great-grandparents (my maternal grandmother's parents), who died in California. I did not commit to genealogy seriously until 2009, though.

I wonder why most Filipinos are reluctant to post their family history online, unlike people with European ancestry, in which they take pride in their roots in their respective countries, be it the U.K. or Ireland, Germany or Italy. Content and data related to family history in the Philippines is not that comprehensive, still sparse and far between. I hope I would change this trend.

My Current Surnames I Research


As with all genealogy databases, these are works in progress, and some information is based on oral records, so these may be inaccurate.

Paternal Surnames

Maternal Surnames


Download my database without dates of living individuals here.
View my genealogical database here.


Find A Grave

I have been an active member of Find A Grave since 2001, and I maintain virtually all records of my family members whose burial information I know of.

My virtual cemetery on Find A Grave composed of only my relatives
My contributor page on Find A Grave


Additional Genealogy-Related Pages within This Website

I used to host a separate website on Weebly that was solely for genealogy information. In 2015, I decided to consolidate nearly all of my web presence into this website, hence I decided to transfer the contents and restyle those pages for this website.

Find A Grave Related Pages

My Genealogy Related Pages

Philippine Genealogy Related Pages