I'm looking for information about someone named Vicenta Ibanez, born in Cavite sometime in 1850 or thereabouts and lived in Manila about the 1870's. She was my great-grandmother.
Raymond Llorca, age 71 (email@example.com)
Hi Raymond. I don't have her in my family; but you may want to consult the CLDS site. I did a quick search based on the name and got several hits: http://bit.ly/jaE0ra.
Also you can search vital records (birth, marriage, death) from Manila on-line now. It was pretty cool -- I found so many records that refer to my great grandparents. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/m8PEIW
Hi, Raymund. If you are willing to do the legwork, you can go to the nearest Mormon Family History Center, request the correct microfilm number and view the archived records.
I searched for Cavite on the CLDS site and got this http://bit.ly/mA3ydh. You can choose the microfilm number from the roster. If you are based in Metro Manila, the best library is along Temple Drive in White Plains, QC.
Again, good luck! :)
Dear Mona Liza,
Wow again thanks! I'll try that website first. If I still get nowhere, I'll have to do the "legwork" later. I'm not in Metro-M right now but far out in the south end of the country. You've been very encouraging. Vicenta Ibanez from the 19th century comes in and out of family "oral history" (this is the Llorca Family) and even her beauty had been alluded to but still very much a mystery. Her husband, our greatgrandfather, was a Spaniard.