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Subject: Re: uncooperative relatives
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:01:44 EDT
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 19:06:24 +0000
Subject: uncooperative relatives
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Has anyone had this happen and what if anything can I do? I finally found a
living Sokolowski who is old enough (90) to maybe have some answers.
I got the courage to call today and he hung up on me saying he doesnt know
Im pretty sure he is the right person because of the way he first reacted to
asking if he was Stanley L. Sokolowski. - "What do you want?!"
I have been searching literally for a couple of years for him and feel
Should I try again ? Any ideas?
Jerri in CA
Try writing him a short note. If you have any photos of this family
line, include a copy or two. You might also want to send a simple family tree -
one that lists "his" parents and grandparents. Explain that this family line
is very important to you and that you've been researching for a long time to
fill in the missing gaps. You might also want to include a photo of
yourself, so you will not seem so much like a stranger to him.
Unfortunately, you never know what kind of person will be on the other
side when you phone or when you write. But it's always worth the risk, so keep
trying. Another thing you might consider asking him is - to refer you to
his son or daughter or some other relative that might be able to help you.
Maybe his descendants will be more "talkative".
Good luck, and let us listers know how it goes.
p.s. If there are any other Sokolowski names living in the same area, I
would try calling them also - you might get a relative!