Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general
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I agree totally but one trick I learned if I am able to make contact with a possible relative who does not know me is to give them some information they might not know and then they usually respond and provide me with information.
I have made contact with family over the years and with some friendships. I have
visited family in Sydney. London, Halifax NS, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Tel Aviv.
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Date: 11/17/20 2:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general
Twenty or thirty or more years ago, I wrote to a cousin who DID know me and did not respond. About 5 years ago she died, her son found the letter and contacted me.
I would say 1 out of 10 is great odds. Mine were not that good.--
Not everyone in the family is interested in the family tree.
A bigger annoyance: cousins who are working on the same family and will not answer emails or work with you! I have better luck with complete strangers.
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland