A Note About Searching

Not everyone is in the "Search" database! Look in the "Media" dropdown under "Histories" then at "A Look In XXX" you will find a link to my OneDrive account which will take you to a copy of my hard drive. The secret codes are: JDE, my parents stuff; LCC, Lincoln County Cousins; SCC, Spring Creek Cousin; Y-P, the Eastwoods from Yorkshire to Pasadena. If you chose to go there, pack a large lunch and kiss your family and friends goodby! You'll be a while.

The "Documents" category are primarily the family worksheets which should be linked to the individuals in "Search."

A note for LCC searchers: Look in "Documents" and see "00 nlcc XXX" these are folks that coudn't be matched to the LCC thingy.

Welcome to Our Family History Site

As I have been working on family history for the last bunch of years, I discovered that it’s not as simple as it seems. On first glance it seems simple, trace your ancestor back as far as you can and viola…. you’ve got it. Then comes the discovery of other families that are intertwined, places or destinations where they lived or went to…. and then history gets in the way. As a baseline I am using my Grandparents, ‘Doc’ Lacey and Fannie LaLone Lacey, who were married in White Oaks, Lincoln Co. New Mexico. Their predecessors were part of the fabric of American History. Doc and Fanny were living in the final stages of the American frontier and their children brought the family into the modern era. The primary guidelines or limits of this story are the two or three preceding generations (and their backgrounds), and their children’s generation. Within these boundaries there are many people and several fascinating locales. I hope you enjoy them. This work is a combination of several things; family stories and photos, and little research and a bit of speculation. I have tried to be accurate, but the purpose of this collection is get it recorded for others to think and wonder about. A special thanks to my Auntie ‘Cille who was the keeper of the legend (motivator) and my sister, Jean Eastwood Burns, who is the trail boss (whip).

A word about AWF

This is not intended to be a hardcore genealogy that will trace every single person through every event in their lives back forever. Mostly, this is to trace the people in our memories and our recent families and try to make them fit into a broader picture; also, to create a sense of history and a sense of how we all fit into it. As I've been working on this project, I've discovered that this family and other associated families have really been a part of the stream of American history. The family was involved in many of the things we learn about in school and see in the movies. It's been fascinating to me that at one time I could watch a movie and be sort of detached from it, but now that I've personalized some of the events and scenes and can say, "well, my family did that", it has made movie watching a lot more interesting. To see on TV, a pioneer riding a wagon down a trail and be able to say, "Gee, that's what my family did", makes the program a little more personal and a lot more fascinating. Therefore, my purpose is to create a desire to know more, hopefully, the next generations will come along, look at this document, and say, "that's really interesting...wonder what else I can find out?" It's difficult, even at this point. The central family which I chose are gone, and their children and their LaLone counterparts, (who I call in my mind "the Cousins", since they were my mother's cousins), are gone. Apparently, the older ones were the ones that the stories were passed on to, as they seem to be the more interested in this family history. The younger ones were born as things were winding down in the New Mexico experience and the family began to head to other places like California. It would have been advantageous to have begun this project 40 years ago when there were more people around who had firsthand information, but we didn't. I can say that working this now sort of makes it more fun and much more challenging. It also gives more room for speculation and broadens our horizons as we look for other sources and draw some conclusions. Anyhow, that is what this project is all about. My idea is to make an interesting document...to let us know that we are a part of the American story and also to create interest for those who come after us. I hope this document will give future generations something, at least traces, of how this all fits together. To me it isn't just the story of the family, but the history that passed along with the family and the times they lived in. I've included some things that are general history, some local, some national that don't necessarily mention the family, but I wanted to document the sense of participating in the march of time and events. Please feel free to add or correct anything you want, if you let me know I’ll add it to the master documents. Also if you are part of a related family, it’s all right with me to use whatever part of this you find to your liking. Make it a part of your family history or send me your stuff and I’ll see if I can include it. Rich Eastwood, editor.



Explore Our Families

Moving West

Here are some books that I have put together that follow our journey. During WWII Doug Eastwood worked for Lockheed, at Langford Lodge N. Ireland. They are available at Amazon.com

Meet the Folks

Fannie Lalone Lacey

Fannie was born in 1876 at her father's rancho on Magado Creek in Lincoln County. Her father was a French Canadian and her mother was from Manzano. About 1895 they moved to White Oaks where she met Doc Lacey.

(LCC Lincoln County Cousins)

P.E. 'Doc' Lacey

Doc came from Locke Hill near San Antonio, he was born in 1870. About 1895 he came and joined some of his family in White Oaks. He met Fannie there and they were married in 1898.

(SCC Spring Creek Cousins)

Lawrence Eastwood

Lawrence started his career working on the Lancshire & Yorkshire Railway. He was born in 1884 in Ripponden, West Riding, Yorkshire. He closed out his Pension and came to America in 1904; winding up, first in Chicago then in Pasadena.

(Y-P Yorkshire to Pasadena)

Doug Eastwood and June Lacey

In 1934 June and Doug were dating, that was the year they graduated from John Muir High School. They were married in 1938, their first baby came in 1940 and they bought their first and only house in 1942; it was at 2753 Mataro Street, Pasadena.

(JDE 2753 Mataro Street)

Some Observation about Spanish Names

Spelling of family names is somewhat difficult at best. The Spanish (and some Anglo) surnames are often spelled differently in different documents (sometimes in the same document). We found a list of Spanish surnames that were gathered from Colonial era, ships passenger manifests; that is our basis. Also we have grouped names together that have different spellings but sound the same; most of the decisions were arbitrary. Please do not be offended by our choices. Analla/Anaya, Cereceres, Chavez(Chaves) & and Sanchez(Sanches) for indexing, Cisneros/Sisneros, Cordova/Cordoba, Gonzales was the most common, Guevara for indexing, Maldonado/Baldonado, Montoya/Montolla, Sedillo/Cedillo, Ulibarri for Olivari, Olivares and a bunch of other spellings, finally Zamora which is sometimes spelled Samora. We hope we didn't disappoint anyone! You will find on the Family Worksheets the alternate spellings that we’ve encountered have been mostly entered. These Worksheets are modified and added to as new information is revealed, bear that in mind; it is hoped someday that they will be very comprehensive. We plan to expand our Essays and Stories about individuals as they become available.

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Most of the names entered in this collection are from Lincoln County

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