“My mother always said we were an ‘old family’ in California. She didn’t know many details going back further than her great-grandmother. When I joined Sun City Genealogy Society in 2010, I came across a site that was a treasure chest of information enabling me to see just how old our family was in California. I had no idea we were an original family from the Anza Expedition in 1776. The site I reference is the Early California Population Project, created by the Huntington Library with oversight from UC Berkley. This was a grant project to translate all of the California Mission records from the first record to 1850. With this access, I could trace my family with birth, baptism, marriage and burial records going back 230 years. This was an exciting find, and I am thankful to have shared this with my mother before her death at age 90. I am now the official family historian, and I enjoy the pursuit of additional information on each ancestor. “
The answer is Peggy Amari Lombard!