Reserve Your Copy: Honor Thy Ancestors: A Journal of Family History, Volume One

honor thy ancestors

Reserve Your Copy Now!  The Gaerlan-Mills-Orendain family names joined the hundreds of individuals and families who received the Builders of Baguio Centennial Award, 1909-2009 ( Honor Thy Ancestors seeks to be an initial attempt to shed light on some chapters in the lives of the author’s two paternal ancestors: Juan Gaerlan y Lorenzana (Deputy Governor of the Mountain Province, 1920-1931; member of the House of Representatives, 1931-1934; Philippine Senate, 1934-1935) and Jose Mills y Barral, born in Baga, Barcelona, Spain and a pioneer businessman-agriculturist-miner in the Mountain Province during the late Spanish and early American colonial period.  More than just a family memoir, the book sheds light on some interesting narratives about the first American-style townhall in the Mountain Province and the visit of First Lady Helen Taft to the residence of a Catalan who immigrated to the mountains of Lepanto. The author used various archival documents from the National Archives of the Philippines as well as unpublished diaries from two libraries in the United States. A nice addition to the bibliography on the Mountain province during the Spanish and American period. 

Book Details: softbound, 8.5×10 inches, 50 pages, black & white text, colored front/back cover. Cost = US$10.00 or PHP400 (excluding shipping).

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Pinoy, What’s the origin of Your Name? (

~ by Martin Gaerlan on January 22, 2013.

One Response to “Reserve Your Copy: Honor Thy Ancestors: A Journal of Family History, Volume One”

  1. […] From a descendant of Jose Mills y Barrall, from Baga, Barcelona, Spain. See the newly published book about the life of Don Jose Mills ( (…) […]

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