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From: Pat Smith <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] letters
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:28:12 -0400
Hi Carole& Pat:)
Letter writing campaigns can be a good thing too. In 1994
when starting my research for my Kawa line I didn't have
the tools of the internet- I read and read everything I
could get my hands on- the best was Rosemary Chorzempas Polish
Roots . This book was my bible. I think that every "newbie"
should invest in that book.
Absorb it like a sponge and read everything you can on
the history, customs and culture of our Polish ancestors.
Knowing that some of my family emigrated to Chicago I sent
a header with "Kawa" to at least 20 people in that area.
One answer and it was a bingo! Seems this woman was the daughter
in law of my grandmother's brother . We never knew my grandmother
had a brother let alone two.
She was also kind enough to send me a copy of a photograph
taken ca 1920 with the whole family- ( now I know where my
big ears come from) :))))
Hey go for it- it will only cost postage and you might get
At 02:14 PM 09/29/1999 -0700, C. Brockfield wrote:
>Pat: Don't expect an avalanche of answers from your letter-writing campaign.
>I've met with a miniscule return each time I've done this. A few of the
>people who get your letter "out of the blue" may look on it with suspicion
>or annoyance. Some will be mildly interested but just never get around to
>answering (now why does that sound so familiar?); and some might want to
>answer but be unable to. BUT--you just may hit upon that one great
>connection! Good luck! Carol in CA
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