Re: Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general


Diane Jacobs
 

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.

Diane Jacobs
Diane

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From: m_tobiasiewicz@...
Date: 11/17/20 2:12 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Improving the Odds of a Reply When Contacting Someone by E-Mail #general

Hi Ralph,
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.
--
Maryellen Tobiasiewicz
family from: Bielsko-Biala powiat Poland
Gorlice powiat Poland
Lviv Oblast Ukraine


--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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