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Figueroa's Sonora Mexico, California, Arizona
Posted by: Lesley (ID *****4862) Date: March 30, 2002 at 21:46:13
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I was recently at the Arizona State Archives in Tucson Arizona. In my investigation of a Figueroa Family I found the Archives have an area in Mexico's baptisim records, probably the only one known as they apparently have the originals that are to delicate to handle. To acquaint you with the story sometime in the 1700's an Ignacio Figueroa an orphan from Spain, came to Mexico in care of Catholic priests. This same Ignacio was caputured by Indians and held for about two years before his rescue. The records a baptismal register from the pueblo of San Antonio de Oquitoa, dated 1779-1820. Where is San Antonio de Oquitoa anyway? These records passed into the hands of father Pablo (Paul Figueroa) who donated same to the archives. Father Fig was Ignacio's great grandson. I cannot read Spanish but would love it if some kind person living in Tucson could view these records. I am looking for a Contreras family that became related two generations later.

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