This is a correspondence I received recently in my inbox:
Maybe my email will look for you a little bit crazy but anycase please read and reply.
I'm not sure that you are correct person who I'm writing.
I'm writing because I'd like to find my family members - don't worry I'd like only find, nothing more.
I'm writing from Poland and I'd like to find someone who knows Henryk (my last name). Henryk was a brother of my great grandma.
He moved to the US to Detroit, MI during 2nd World War and he was hairdresser. And I know that he have 3 sons.
If you know him please reply me, if not, also please reply me because I'd like to know that I'm on incorrect way of searching.
I'm waiting for your reply.
I was a bit confused by the message, thinking it might be a moneymaking scheme. But I decided to send a quick reply, since he did know my grandfather's name and all.
This was my reply:
Henryk was my grandfather. His middle son is my father. Grandpa (my last name) (Henryk) passed away in 1991. His wife, Ilse (my last name) (my grandmother), is still alive and still iving in Detroit.
Please let me know if you have any other questions, as I'd be happy to answer them.
This was what I got back from him:
Thank you for your prompt reply. It is very nice to hear you so immediatelly.
My father Arkadiusz (Polish last name) this is son of my grandmother Bozena (Polish last name) (ex long Polish last name)). She is a daughter of Honorata (long Polish last name) - sister of your grandpa - Henryk (my last name). We are living in Wolczkowo near Szczecin in Poland. It means Honorata is passed away in 1995.
Strictly at the moment I'm in Miami in Rennert School. From 10th July I was in New York and from 7th August in Miami. I am coming back to Poland this Saturday from Miami via New York. When I will be in Poland I send you some pictures by e-mail.
I'm 20 years old, my father Arkadiusz Swiech and mother Dorota Swiech are 44. Grandmother Bozena Swiech (ex Szymanska) is 67. Grandfather Zbigniew Swiech unfortunately passed away 2 months ago this year. We are living in Wolczkowo 10 km from the downtown of Szczecin in 2 houses. I'm student. In October I'll start 2nd year in Warsaw University (L.Kozminski Academy of Entrepeneurship and Managment).
My parents have private bussiness and also are working in shipyards bussiness - you can see www.finomar.com.pl (this web site was personaly made by me 5 years ago). I have informed my father and mother about contact with you. They send you greetings and ask you how do you think about visit in Poland in Wolczkowo. It would be great to see you, your (our) family, etc. Your grandpa didn't have time to be in Poland since 2nd war. Please think over it, inform your grandmother Ilse and the rest of your family and ask about meeting.
In our house and garden is good space to make such meetings. Don't worry about it. Some pictures about us I send you next week, when I will be in Poland.
If would be possible pls send me and to my father private e-mail: (e-mail address) some info about you and your family.
Special regards for your grandmother Ilse from my grandmother Bozena (Polish last name)(ex Polish last name) - daughter of Honorata (long polish last name) (ex my last name).
Awaiting news from you about you and your family.
I feel like I'm in the middle of international intrigue. No, really, I just think it's cool.
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