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SOZA FAMILY NEWSLETTER Vol. 5, No. 3 December 1997

It is with tremendous honor and pride that we announce that the Soza Family history is now on the World Wide Web.

The University of Arizona Library entered ARIZONA PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY; ANTONIO CAMPA SOZA, 1845-1915 onto their Web site. It appears as Soza Family History: Antonio Campa Soza 1845-1915, and can be accessed through:

Experience the thrill of seeing some of the eight (8) branches of the Soza family on the internet. Thrill to the excitement and pleasure of seeing 90 family photographs, from Apodaca to Yanez, beautifully enhanced, on monitor or printout. Pull up the file and e-mail your comments to University of Arizona Library at:

Mr. Stuart Gologoff, Asst. Dean for Library Information Systems became interested in the Soza Family manuscript through Norma Gonzales Lopez, Tucson. The Soza family deeply appreciates the honor and is indebted to both Norma and to Mr. Stuart Gologoff for preserving this important body of Arizona history.

Families without computers, can access the Soza Web Site at some public libraries. Deluxe Edition hard copies can be viewed at:
Altadena Library Altadena, CA
Arizona Historical Society Tucson, AZ
AZ State Library & Archives Phoenix, AZ
Arizona, University of Tucson AZ
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Huntington Library San Marino, CA
Library of Congress Washington, D.C.
Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont Museum Tucson, AZ
Tempe Historical Museum Tempe, AZ
Texas, University of Austin, TX
Tubac Historical Society Tubac, AZ

Martha T. Green, Elgin, AZ continues her genealogical search of her Sosa ancestry. Names currently being researched are:

Francisca Manuela Sosa married Juan Jose Ramirez,
Bartola de la Pena (Juan Jose's mother),
Joseph Ignacio Sosa married Maria Esmerencia Romero
their children were:
Xavier Sosa, Jose Franco Sosa, Juan Rita Sosa.
Xavier Sosa on 3/3/1787 married Ana Moraga
Any one out there with information or potential leads?

Donation of Deluxe Edition of Arizona Pictorial Biography is gratefully appreciated to the following as below:

Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont Museum Hector & Mickie Soza, Tucson
University of Arizona Library Soza Family Reunion Committee

Purchasers of Arizona Pictorial Biography: should make the following Page iii. corrections:
Page 4 Foreword replaced Forward
Page 14 Foreword replaced Forward
Page 46 3rd paragraph should read Paulina Rodriguez not Paulina Medina. Soza Family Newsletter
Vol. 1, No. 2 May 13, 1993
Page 79 Maria Jesus Moreno de Soza died January 13, 1939.
Page 153 Endnote 156 photograph furnished by daughter
Lydia Marie Soza Meade, Meridian, ID

We greatly value the generosity of our donors as they make possible the continued publication and mailing of this newsletter. Since its inception, the Newsletter has been mailed "gratis" to approximately 350-400 families. This issue is being mailed to an expanded mailing list, of over 500 families, in an effort to spread, the word about the Web Site.

Most recent Newsletter donors are most warmly acknowledged:
Halbrook, Dollie L. Scotts Valley, CA
Rodriguez, Joe H. Buena Park, CA
Saenz, Ysabel B. Pasadena, CA
Soza, Daniel G. Tucson, AZ
Soza, Antonio V. & Margo Helendale, CA
Van Alstine, Anthony West Covina, CA

Item Copies Price Postage
Arizona Pictorial Biography:
Deluxe Edition * 5 $77.50 Prepaid
Regular Edition ** 2 32.50 "
Soza Coat of Arms Full Color 8x11 10 2.50 "

Previous Titles
Hispanic Homesteaders in Arizona 4 27.50 "
Mexican Homesteaders in S.P. River 1 12.25 "
New World Odyssey: A Search for Roots, 4 9.75 "
* Photographs are laser printed
** Photographs are xerox printed

All Net Proceeds Go To Soza Family Reunion Committee.

Treasurer Katherine Lee, Tempe, AZ reported a bank balance of
$ 2,824.78 as of August 5, 1997.

Kenneth C. Maynard April 19, 1996 Los Angeles, CA
Alfonso Luna Yanez July 17, 1997 Tucson, AZ
Lucille Soza Campbell August 20, 1997 La Habra, CA
Kelly John Rodriguez September 25, 1997 Ventura, CA
Cornelio Valenzuela Soza November 21, 1997 Phoenix, AZ

As we reflect on the abundance of blessings that have come our way in 1997, we take time to reflect on the lives of those that have gone on before us. We reflect on that one moment, one thought, or one act of kindness that bonds our heart and mind with them. Continue to honor them and keep their families in your prayers.

May the blessings of this Yuletide Season be with you and every member of the Extended Soza Family. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

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