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* Guidelines for writing to places to request information

As you research your family, it's very likely that you will need to write letters requesting information from people such as county clerks or family members. In the topics listed below, you will not only find hints for composing your own letters, but you will also find form letters that you can copy and paste into your own word processor and edit to suit your needs.

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Instructions for using form letters

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