Welcome To Our Website

The Rubi and Lopez Families of northeastern Arizona are continuing the search for  their Spanish forefathers, and members of their extended family.

Our Family-Tree

This family website was originally published in February, 2002. At the time of the initial publication, we had no idea whether any family members would be interested, or be willing to take the time out of their busy schedules to visit the site. We are pleased to inform you that there have been over 22,000 visitors during the 13+ years it has been online. Word of mouth has traveled through our immediate families, and also into the extended families. Though time  and distance may have kept us from knowing one another, it is clear that our family members are interested in their Rubi and Lopez ancestry. Our hearts are filled with the expressions of love and support that has been given to us, as we continue this search for the truth of our ancestry. Thank you for making this an ongoing Labor of Love!

I am always in the process of updating this website. Please check in often as I continue to add genealogy information that I have collected to date. I encourage you to send me copies of photographs and documents that you would like included on the website. If you believe that you may be a member of our extended family,  please leave your name and e-mail address in the comment section. Your name and e-mail address will not be visible to others. I will contact you privately. 

23 thoughts on “Welcome To Our Website

  1. Hi my name is Geraldine (Gonzales) Beeson-Nichols. I am the daughter of George & Rosalie Gonzales of Winslow. I am related to the Rubi family through my dad. My Great – Great Grandmother was a Rubi. I would very much like to learn more about our family and share what little bit I have with the rest of the family. You can contact me through my e-mail. Thank You so much.

  2. Hello my name is Darlene Gonzales and I am the Granddaughter of Rubio and Carmen Gonzales, my father is Bernie Gonzales. I am very interested in are ancestors and just seeing my family that my dad has talk about but that I have never met. Hope to here from you soon.


  3. Dear Linda,
    I too have avidly searched for records and information of my family. My great grandmother was Gertrudis Rubi-Romero and my great grandfather Francisco Romero. She was a little younger than LIna who was married to Don Lorenzo. My father,Antonio Romero, was Gertrudis’ first grandson, born to Gertrudis and Francisco’s oldest son, Meliton, (born in St. Johns, in 1879), and Flora Duran, (born in Albuquerque in 1886).

    I wrote a memoir of my grandmother in the 90’s and met Martha Blue. I had lived for a number of years in Flagstaff, but had moved to Albuquerque by the time I wrote the book. I was always fascinated by my fathers stories of his growing up in Albuquerque, Gallup, and Ganado. I wonder if anyone knows anymore of my grandmother, who married Francisco Romero sometime in the 1870’s. I would appreciate any information and would love to communicate with you at greater length. The name of the book I wrote is Flora’s Kitchen, available at bookstores and online. It is a memoir and includes recipes of the ‘comfort foods of old New Mexico.

    I just called my father’s youngest sister, Dolores, in Seattle. Several of my father’s sisters settled in Seattle in the late forties after World War II. She is now eighty years old and was roasting and peeling chile that came from New Mexican relatives. We don’t give up our heritage easily, do we?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Jeannie Romero

  4. I would like to apologize to those of you who have visited our website. I recently learned that the site has been down. (problem with our server) The problem has now been resolved and we are up-and-running.
    I will be contacting those of you who have made inquiries by e-mail within the next few days. Thank you for your patience.

  5. Thank you so much, this was a good read. I was actually born in Madrid (I’m not telling what year though!) but moved around europe and lastly settled in Britain when I was 6. I dont remember much of the few years I was in spain, but the smell of spanish food always seems to ring a bell in me or something. Funny, how I dont remember anything except the smells,isn’t it! I even found a whole internet site dedicated to spanish recipes, which gave me great delight and thought I ought to share with your readers. Anyway, thank you again. I’ll get my son to add your feed to my rss app…

    • Thank you Carmen. I hope to be adding more historical information to the site in the near future. Appreciate that you took the time to stop in and say hello.

  6. I just returned home from a birthday celebration for my Aunt Lucy.
    My Aunt Charlotte told me about this site so I am checking it out.

  7. Found the page, thanks Aunt Linda.

    I am the granddaughter of Lorenzo and Virgina (Lopez)Rubi, and the daughter of Fred & Ina Rubi, the 4th child of 6. As a family from the time I was born we lived in Scottsdale, Arizona until 1970. Moved to Santa Clara and settled into Sunnyvale until 1976. Then we moved to Rancho Palos Verdes where I lived with my parents until 1998, with the exception of my short, but blessed, Monastic Days from 9-28-05 to 12-26-05, when I lived in the Hollywood Hills with the Dominican Nuns of Perpetual Adoration. In 1998 I moved to a handicapped accessible apt. in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles. Moved to Central Ohio in 2001 when I married my husband Raymond (Ray) Bissonnette.

    I enjoy reading about our generational Rubi family, and keeping up with my cousins by the dozens.

  8. im looking for a friend. possibly no relation to you.. fermin jesus morales(z)-rubi.. his mothers last name was rubi.. approximately 35-40 years old. would have lived in california, oregon and washington among other places.

  9. Hello Linda and all the Rubi descendants,
    My parents are Richard Steven Garcia and Lydia Patricia Degenstein who raised their children in Tracy, CA. My Dad’s father was Thomas Rubi Garcia, and his father was David Garcia, whose mother was Guadalupe Garcia (born: abt. 1857-58 at New Mexico). This Guadalupe Garcia gave birth to the two children whom were mentioned to be the previous children of Jose de Jesus Rubi!
    Their names were son David, born on Sept. 15, 1877 at St. Johns, Yavapai Co., Arizona and died on Feb. 25, 1937 at Brawley, Imperial Co., California; and, daughter Felis, born on May 1880 at Arizona, Apache Co., Arizona and died (Unknown). I have never learned much about Felis, but Guadalupe had a brother named Jesus, born abt. 1863-64 at New Mexico and there is good info on his life in census records; but, after the 1920 census his family basically disappears?
    The parents to Guadalupe and Jesus were Jose Garcia, born abt. 1829-30 at la Provincia de Nueva Mexico, Mexico and (unknown), because the mother was apparently deceased during the 1880 U.S. Census it has been difficult to ever confirm the origins of this family lineage!
    Guadalupe later legally married Abel Portillo whose grandson, great-grandson, and 2nd-great-grandchildren are living at Manteca, San Joaquin Co., California.
    The children to Guadalupe and Abel were Richard, Joseph (born: Nov. 13, 1901 at unknown and died Jan. 09, 1985 at Manteca, CA), Magdalena (who married Julian Cervantes), and Gregoria.
    It is great-uncle Joe whose son and other posterity are living in the Manteca, CA area.

    Linda Rubi Crumm, please contact me for the vital certificates info, the census records info, and the family tree info if desired to document these things.

    Sincerely, Thomas Degenstein-Garcia.

  10. Hi auntie, been a while since I checked out the website. Is this a different one? do I need another password? How are you Auntie? Just remember that I love you very much and I am so grateful for the hard work you have done so that we can remember and cherish our name and heritage.

  11. In the process of researching Southern California, I am sure I read of
    an expedition from Spain that included Ruben de Celis at the turn of the
    century. (1796-1802? I’m guessing at the specific dates, but I’m sure
    about the Spanish Expeditio. As I recall, it was So Calif and their
    route included the coast line ino Mexico.

    I’m hoping that you can quickly access that reference. My notes are not in order, and due to a recent move I am not sure where to start looking for the info.


  12. Hi Aunt Linda, this is Paul Garcia, grandson of Frank Rubi. I hope this message finds ya’ll doing well. I was trying to look up my Grandpa’s page and I need a password. It has been a long time since I have been on the website and was wondering what I needed to do to get the password. Any help would be appreciated.

  13. Hi, My name is Mona Gonzales and I am the daughter of Johnny Gonzales, grand daughter of Henry and Laura Gonzales and the great-grandaughter of Florentina Rubi and Gregorio Gonzales. It has been a while since I accessed the site and would love to be able to get to have access again and get to know my history. Thank you so much for all the hard work; it is truly a gift beyond measure.

  14. Hello Tia, Your B-day will be here in a few days, Hopefully everything is going well. We here, can’t seem access this site. I thought I had access, I know it has been awhile …. Can we try again?
    We Love YOU,
    Tony and Barbara Rubi


  16. I was married to a Rubi for 24 yrs and just stumbled on this website. I see you haven’t been on here for long time. Are you still doing it I think his father was part of this family and wondered if you knew. I had 2 children that are rubis

    • Welcome to the site, Francis Brown Rubi. Happy to hear that you stumbled across our website. I do hope that you will
      tell us more about yourself, and which branch of the family you are from. Please feel free to contact me privately at rubifamilygen@gmail.com.
      This site was established in 2002 and will remain online as long as I am “around”. I need to do some updating (hopefully after the holidays) but you can be sure I check my messages frequently.
      Thanks for the message and for stopping by.

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