Sunday, June 01, 2008

It Took Discipline and Daily Margaritas

After 28 years of research, Edward Michael Gurrola has finally published his 602 page, five pound family history.

“A lot of people are interested in going back with their families but when they hit a stumbling block, they give up,” he says. “I did not give up, that’s the difference. It took discipline. Besides having my family, I would consider this my biggest accomplishment.”

But the notion of being an author was something Gurrola had never considered. He summed up his own status as a genealogical expert: “My name is Ed Gurrola, and I like my margaritas at 4 in the afternoon. My name is Ed, no pretension.” [Link]

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