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S McCormick
08 August 2008, 04:12 PM
I have a letter written in the late 1930s to my great-uncle by his (at that time) oldest living first cousin. He transcribed this letter and sent a carbon of that transcription to my sister, who has given me a "Xerox" of those papers. The typescript on our carbons was frequently unclear and the copier version may be even less so; some names do not come through all this transcription.

But my main problem comes from trying to untangle the relationships between the people she mentions. Here are two sentences from these papers: "Mary Lautzenhizer told me the German Bible she had was her mother