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A sample letter to a Polish Ecclesiastical Archive

A sample letter to a Polish Ecclesiastical Archive

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

Toronto, on Jan. 7th, 1997

 Dear Reverend Father,

 

 I would like to obtain the certificate of death (or a copy) for the following person:

 

 Name: Jan Walczak

 Date of death: Aug. 31st, 1899

 Parish: Sokolniki.

 

 Enclosed is a a donation for your archive and to cover the cost of postage. Thank you for your help.

 Yours sincerely,

 /Signature/

 


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

 

Please pay strict attention to the Polish diacritical marks!

 


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