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.
- Villarta (originally of Victoria, Tarlac and later of Piat, Cagayan and San Mateo, Isabela)
- Oñate (of Piat, Cagayan)
- Lacsamana (of Mexico, Pampanga)
- Ortiz (of Gerona, Tarlac and Guimba, Nueva Ecija)
- Paraso (of Gerona, Tarlac)
- Simeon (of Gerona, Tarlac)
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.
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
- Famous Filipinos on Find A Grave
- Tips on Contributing to Find A Grave