Sample Letter to a Relative

1 September 1994

Mrs. First Cousin Once Removed
112 Main St.
Any Town, PA 17242

Dear Mrs. Cousin,

My name is Susan Johnston. My father, John Smith, is your great uncle, son of John James Smith. I have been working on the Smith family line and would like further information on your father's family. I would appreciate any help you might be able to give and am enclosing a few questions about your father, James Smith, on a separate page. If you know any of the requested information, please answer on that page and return it to me in the enclosed envelope.

If you have any other information you would like to share, I would be happy to pay any extra postage necessary, and will of course pay for any copies that need to be made. I have quite a lot of information about the John James Smith family and would be happy to exchange information with you, if you are interested.

Thank you very much for your help. I will look forward to hearing from you.


Susan Johnston
104 Center St.
Nowhere, MI 49242

enc: SASE, Question sheet

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