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A sample letter to a Polish State Archive

A sample letter to a Polish State Archive

This is a sample letter to the Head of a State Archive in Poland. The contents are translated using simple text with additional comments shown in italics.

 

 Sacramento, on Dec. 1st, 1996

 Dear Sir,

 

 I would like to obtain a copy of the marriage record for the following person:

 

 Name: Wiktoria Zajac

 Date of marriage: Jun. 19th, 1845

 Locality: Trzcinica, district of Konin.

 Relationship to me: Greatgrandmother

Thank you for your help.

 

With regards

/Signature/

 


Words to be substituted for "marriage" in the letter (death, etc,) are provided.

 

Defining your relationship to the person whose certificate you are applying for is required. Additional words of kinship in Polish are: ojciec (father), matka (mother), babka (grandmother), prababka (greatgrandmother), dziadek (grandfather), pradziadek (greatgrandfather).

 

Please pay strict attention to the Polish diacritical marks!

 


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