These are copies of actual correspondence received by the Family History Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.

  1. Our 2nd great-grandfather was found dead crossing the plains in the library.
  2. He and his daughter are listed as not being born.
  3. I would like to find out if I have any living relatives or dead relatives or ancestors in my family.
  4. Will you send me a list of all the Dripps in your library?
  5. My Grandfather died at the age of 3.
  6. We are sending you 5 children in a separate envelope.
  7. Documentation: Family Bible in possession of Aunt Merle until the tornado hit Topeka, Kansas. Now only the Good Lord knows where it is.
  8. The wife of #22 could not be found. Somebody suggested that she might have been stillborn–what do you think?
  9. I am mailing you my aunt and uncle and 3 of their children.
  10. Enclosed please find my Grandmother. I have worked on her for 30 years without success. Now see what you can do!
  11. I have a hard time finding myself in London. If I were there I was very small and cannot be found.
  12. This family had 7 nephews that I am unable to find. If you know who they are, please add them to the list.
  13. We lost our Grandmother, will you please send us a copy?
  14. Will you please send me the name of my first wife? I have forgotten her name.
  15. A 14-year-old boy wrote: “I do not want you to do my research for me. Will you please send me all of the material on the Welch line, in the U.S., England and Scotland countries? I will do the research.”
  16. I would like to know how many descendants I really have?

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 07 February 2007, Vol. 10, No. 6.


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