Thank you so much for all the replies to my original post. Hope I find more people with roots in La Sandia. I have the feeling that we are all related somehow-
What i know about the place is that my ancestors Pedro Godinez Alvarez and his wife Maria de la Luz Alvarez Gonzalez had to move to California from La Sandia. My G-Grandfather's name was Francisco Godinez and his wife was Gabriela Reynoso- I believe they wer born in La Sandia as well in the 1860's
I remember stories my grandfather used to tell me that Don Francisco Godinez was a prominent figure in L.S. I believe they were related to the Spaniards who owned La Hacienda de la Sandia. The family had to flee to the US at the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution in in the early 1900's.
My Grandparents had MANY relatives in La Sandia who carried the Godinez, Reynoso, Alvarez and Gonzalez surnames.
Muchas gracias por sus respuestas!
PS- primo from Guanajuato who moved to Canada- send me a e-mail- Lost your email address!